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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Marquette
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Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points against the Knicks on Thursday with five rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers.
While Anthony Davis is rolling, Butler is the frontrunner for Most Improved Player. He has completely turned around his offensive game while still playing major minutes and filling up the stat sheet in other areas. Butler is flirting with first round value and is not slowing down. Basically, he is for real and when fantasy opponents try to trade for him, his owners should say, "Don't touch Jimmy!" Dec 18 - 11:22 PM

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Jimmy Butler scored 22 points against the Hawks during a 93-86 loss on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He only attempted 10.3 shots per game in his previous three outings, so this game was very encouraging. Butler did have a nice little buy-low window before tonight, but that's probably closed now. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way.
Dec 16 - 12:52 AM

Jimmy Butler is a full go for Monday night against the Hawks.

He played through an illness on Sunday. Butler is not expected to be limited and should see his normal playing time. His numbers have come back to Earth since the return of Derrick Rose, but he's still a must-start play this week.
Dec 15 - 6:08 PM

Jimmy Butler (illness) played through the flu in Sunday's win over the Heat.

Butler had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 36.5 minutes, so Butler's performance looks even better with this news. "Can’t say enough about Jimmy," said Thibodeau. "Wasn’t feeling well; don’t hear boo. Just go out and do the job." Butler should be able to stay on the floor if he played through it Sunday, but owners will want to keep a close eye on his status for Monday's game against the Hawks.
Source: NBA
Dec 15 - 9:54 AM

Jimmy Butler cooled off on Wednesday to finish with 15 points, two rebounds and five assists in a win over the Hornets.

He had scored between 23 and 32 points in each of his previous five games, so it's nice to know the kid is human. Look for him to start another hot streak against the Warriors on Saturday.
Dec 3 - 10:15 PM

Tom Thibodeau continued to heap praise on Jimmy Butler after Sunday's win.

Thibs said Butler played "unbelievable on both sides of the ball," and his teammates also showered the Marquette product with praise. Butler continues to be extremely humble, but the breakout season is fully upon us with Butler averaging 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 triples on 49.8 percent shooting. The Bulls are now 5-0 when they have their fully healthy starting lineup in place.
Dec 1 - 9:12 AM

Jimmy Butler's stellar season continued on Sunday as he scored 26 points on 7-of-12 shooting (11-of-13 from the line) to go with five assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one 3-pointer over 39 minutes of action.

Butler is currently fifth in the league in free throw attempts, and is in the midst of a full breakout season. The only thing that will slow him down is a potential injury as coach Tom Thibodeau is playing him heavy minutes on a nightly basis regardless of the score (in fact Butler currently leads the league in minutes played), but he's young and should be able to sustain the heavy workload. Unless someone is offering you something crazy, owners should not be looking to sell-high.
Nov 30 - 5:56 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 22 points against the Celtics during a 109-102 win on Friday with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 41 minutes.

He is a legitimate weapon on offense and the Bulls were even using him as a roll man in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Rose. Butler also looked great in post-up plays despite making just 6-of-15 from the field tonight. He is getting to the line more than anyone could have ever expected and looks like the steal of fantasy drafts.
Nov 28 - 4:13 PM

Jimmy Butler reportedly turned down a four-year, $40 million-plus offer from the Bulls after seeing Klay Thompson land a max four-year, $70 million deal with the Warriors.

Butler said he was "gambling on myself," with regards to his decision to test the market as a restricted free agent this offseason, and he's looking like a guy trying to get paid. Butler has entered the conversation as an elite player in the league, averaging 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game (all career-highs) while shooting 50 percent from the field. Butler is currently ranked as the seventh-best player in fantasy hoops, and owners that gambled on him in the middle rounds should be cautious not to pull a muscle while patting themselves on the back.
Nov 28 - 10:30 AM

Jimmy Butler set a new career high with 20 free throw attempts on Tuesday, making 18 of them to finish with 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Nuggets.

Butler has been unbelievable to begin the season, embracing an expanded offensive role without letting up defensively in nearly 40 minutes per game. He's taken a massive leap into top-10 fantasy value and shows no signs of letting up, though his huge workload may take a toll physically as the season progresses. Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Butler in the middle rounds on draft day.
Nov 26 - 12:09 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's win.

We keep waiting for Butler's shooting to fall at least a little bit but it just doesn't happen. Playing at a top 10-15 level, he has a heavy lift to stay in that lofty space.
Nov 25 - 1:47 AM

Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz.
Nov 22 - 2:17 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now.
Nov 21 - 1:14 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be?
Nov 18 - 2:02 AM

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts.
Nov 15 - 11:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed