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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 was a two-way star in Monday's Game 1 win over the Cavs, scoring 20 points on 7-o-16 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, six assists and three steals in 44 minutes.
Butler also defended LeBron James very well and survived an ankle tweak. We'll let you know if the latter becomes an issue, but he's primed to have a productive series and especially if the Cavs defend the way they did tonight. May 4 - 10:04 PM

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Jimmy Butler scored 16 points during an series-clinching 120-66 win against the Bucks on Thursday, adding two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

This Game 6 win in Milwaukee was the biggest win in a series-clinching game in NBA postseason history. Pau Gasol was effective with 19 points, eight boards and two assists while Joakim Noah also had a nice line with 11 points, 10 boards and two dimes. The Bulls will now take on the Cavs with their team as healthy as ever while the Cavs are going to be missing Kevin Love (shoulder) for the entire series while J.R. Smith (suspension) is out for the first two games.
Apr 30 - 9:54 PM

Jimmy Butler stated after Monday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks that he's been worrying too much about his offense, and that he needs to step it up on the defensive end.

"I'm supposed to be the prime-time defensive guy, and I haven't been guarding a soul," said Butler. "I've been worried about offense too much, and I need to change that quickly or it's going to be my fault." That's a bit of an overly harsh criticism from Butler considering he's been holding his opponents to 34.7 percent shooting from the field, but it's admirable that he putting some of the blame on himself for the Bulls' losses. Chicago will look to close out their series against the Bucks on Thursday in Milwaukee. Butler will continue to see a ridiculous amount of minutes for the Bulls, and while he’ll spend more time focusing on defense, he’ll still be a go-to guy on offense.
Source: Real GM
Apr 28 - 3:01 PM

Jimmy Butler was the best player on the court during a Game 4 92-90 loss to the Bucks on Saturday, scoring a playoff career-high 33 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

In four 2015 playoff games, he's set a new career high for scoring three times, which is crazy considering he played in 20 postseason games before last week. Butler made 12-of-17 from the field and was red hot in the third quarter, but the Bulls didn't lean on him nearly as much as they should have in the fourth. That may change in Game 4 on Monday. He's shaping up to be a top-20 pick in fantasy next season.
Apr 25 - 8:49 PM

Jimmy Butler played 53 minutes during a double-overtime win against the Bucks on Thursday with 24 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

He didn't shoot the ball well today, making 8-of-20 from the field. The Bulls clearly had an outside-in approach to their game with Butler and Derrick Rose taking seven of the first nine shots from the field. Considering how unbelievable Rose looked today and the vast improvement from Butler as an isolation scorer this season, the Bulls backcourt may have suddenly become one of the best in the NBA. Butler has averaged 26.7 points per game in this postseason and will likely be in that neighborhood again in Game 4 on Saturday. He'll likely be off the board in the top 20 picks for fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 23 - 11:47 PM

Jimmy Butler put the Bulls on his back during a 91-82 win over the Bucks on Monday, scoring a playoff career-high 31 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

Nobody else on the Bulls played well for the entire game on offense, but Butler came to the rescue. He put the whole arsenal on display tonight and the Bucks had no answer for him. Also, the Bulls played Nikola Mirotic at the four more, so that gave Butler more minutes compared to his 35 in Game 1. He'll likely log over 40 in Game 3 on Thursday.
Apr 20 - 11:09 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 25 points against the Bucks on Saturday with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on 8-of-14 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line in 35 minutes.

He wasn't in foul trouble and the Bulls having some depth in their frontcourt may have taken away a couple minutes from Butler. Of course, his increased efficiency and usage rate offset the decrease in playing time. The Bulls are going to be a dangerous team with Butler making his case for the Most Improved Player this season.
Apr 18 - 10:08 PM

Jimmy Butler played 36 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He made just 3-of-11 from the field tonight and wasn't at his best. There's no reason to panic about the calf injury which kept him out of action on Thursday, though. Butler could be rested in some of the final two games with Monday's game at Brooklyn as the favorite. The Bulls finish the season at home vs. the Hawks, which could be a second-round preview.
Apr 11 - 11:19 PM

Jimmy Butler (calf) will play vs. the 76ers on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

This means that Butler will have missed just one game because of his calf injury, and it's a good sign for his health if the Bulls are going to let him play vs. the lowly 76ers. Butler should see close to his normal allotment of minutes as long as the game isn't a blowout, so his owners can go ahead and activate him in all lineups. Tony Snell will move to the bench and can be dropped outside of deeper leagues.
Apr 11 - 12:02 PM

Jimmy Butler (left calf injury) will not play Thursday vs. the Heat.

This is the first we're hearing of a calf injury for Butler, and we'll be considering him questionable for Saturday's game against the 76ers. With Butler out, Tony Snell will likely slide into the starting lineup, although he makes for a risky play in daily leagues. Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will be asked to do a bit more on offense, while Kirk Hinrich is likely to see some extended minutes.

Jimmy Butler put up 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting Sunday, adding five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals and two turnovers through 42 minutes of action.

As long as Jimmy has two legs to run on, Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau is going to continue to give him heavy minutes. The scoring wasn't quite there tonight, but he balanced that out with his across the board production. He'll have a more impressive game against the Magic on Wednesday.
Apr 5 - 6:52 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a game-high 25 points against the Bucks on Wednesday during a 95-91 loss with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

He was 8-of-18 from the field and made all eight attempts from the line. Butler has scored at least 18 points in all four games since his return and made 47.3 percent from the field. He's going to be a top-20 pick in drafts next season.
Apr 2 - 1:16 AM

Jimmy Butler had five steals against the Knicks on Saturday with 18 points, three rebounds, four assists and one block in 26 minutes.

The Knicks were down 31 at the end of the third, so the Bulls didn't need Butler to play 40 minutes. He's fared since his return, averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.0 treys in his previous two games. Butler is in the running for Most Improved Player and is a a top-15 target in drafts next season, assuming the Bulls bring him back.
Mar 28 - 10:25 PM

Jimmy Butler (elbow) said he's not worried about the Bulls' seed in the NBA playoffs.

Butler had a strong game against the Raptors on Wednesday in his second game back from his elbow injury and wasn't short on confidence after the game. "I think we can beat anybody," he said. "I don't think it matters what seed we end up in. We just want to win as many games and get in a rhythm and get rolling heading into the playoffs." Jimmy Minutes has played an average of 39.5 minutes in his two games back and should provide his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the regular season.
Mar 26 - 10:24 AM

Jimmy Butler made 7-of-8 from the field for 23 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage to go with just one turnover. Butler is hitting the ground running following his 19-point game in his return on Monday. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues on a per-game basis and should have a strong finish.
Mar 26 - 12:41 AM