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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Marquette
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Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.
As soon as the entire Bulls team realizes he's their best player, the better off they'll be. Fantasy owners probably realize he's their best player with Butler posting top-10 value on the year. He's a fantasy superstar. Jimmy's got some new moves ... again. Nov 28 - 12:28 AM

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Jimmy Butler scored 28 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

He came up lame at the end of the game, but said he wasn't hurt. "I just wanted to take my shoe off," Butler said. "That's the way I walk when we lose." Nice. Anyway, Butler will continue to dominate on the box score and is now putting up first round value on the year. His fantasy owners will be hoping Derrick Rose (ankle) takes his time before a return.
Nov 21 - 4:40 AM

Jimmy Butler said he'll ask to guard Steph Curry when the Bulls play the Warriors on Friday.

Careful what you ask for, Jimmy. "I look forward to guarding everybody, especially a prime time scorer," Butler said. "I’ll ask coach for that matchup." Butler is one of the league's better defenders, but he'll come up against an unstoppable force on Friday. Butler may have some trouble guarding the reigning MVP on Friday, but he's still a must-start any time he's out on the court.
Nov 19 - 9:49 AM

Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 32 points to help the Bulls hold off the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday, making 11-of-23 shots with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He shot 7-of-15 from beyond 15 feet and grew more comfortable as the game progressed, finishing with a season-high 23 shot attempts and only one turnover in 43 minutes. It's no coincidence that Derrick Rose (ankle) was out tonight, and Jimmy will again be the unquestioned focal point of the Bulls' attack if Rose can't play vs. the Warriors on Friday.
Nov 19 - 1:20 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 17 points during a 96-95 win over the Pacers on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two turnovers.

He had a fantastic block on Paul George to help the Bulls get the win. Butler's numbers were much better when Derrick Rose (ankle) was out of the lineup, so he could see a nice uptick if Rose does have to miss time. It doesn't really matter because Butler is already putting up top-20 value.
Nov 16 - 11:15 PM

Derrick Rose said that he wants Jimmy Butler to be more aggressive on offense.

"Especially with what I’m dealing with," Rose said regarding his desire for Butler to shoot it more while he's dealing with double vision. " Certain games, I’m going to have it. Other games, I’m not." Butler had been struggling with his shot a bit during the month of November, but he got things back on track on Friday scoring 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting. He's currently putting up second-round value on the season, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season.
Nov 15 - 2:30 PM

Jimmy Butler turned it around on Friday during a 102-97 win over the Hornets, scoring 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes.

He's the best scorer on the team. Butler was in a little slump with his 18 points combined in his last two while making just 6-of-21 in that span, too. He'll be getting hot soon and gets an exciting matchup against Paul George and the Pacers on Monday.
Nov 14 - 2:06 AM

Jimmy Butler hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal, but this was his second straight game with shooting woes.

He missed all seven of his 3-pointers on Saturday and scored 11 points and has hit just 14-of-41 shots over his last three games. He was killing it before the slump and owners can expect him to break out of the funk sooner than later - hopefully on Friday against the Hornets.
Nov 9 - 10:23 PM

Jimmy Butler missed all seven shots from beyond the arc on Saturday during a 102-93 overtime loss to the Wolves, scoring 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and five turnovers.

He did not have a great rapport with Derrick Rose and both weren't moving well without the ball. Butler is still putting up plenty of other stats and his value is still elite going forward.
Nov 7 - 11:09 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points against the Thunder on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He went back to the Jimmy Minutes of old and had to defend Kevin Durant quite a bit. Butler shouldn't be affected by whatever coach Fred Hoiberg does and he remains a top-12 fantasy asset going forward.
Nov 5 - 11:35 PM

Jimmy Butler was not enthused with the Bulls effort on defense following their 105-130 blowout loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.

"We ain't been playing no defense," a frustrated Butler said after the game. "Other teams have just been missing shots to tell you the truth, to be honest... We've always prided ourself on playing hard and not being pretty. [Tuesday night], we were pretty, we were soft. Got our asses whipped." While Butler wasn't happy with the way Chicago has been playing on defense, as a team they are currently giving up just 91 points per 100 possessions, which ranks fourth in the league. As for Butler, he's gotten off to another strong start this season with averages of 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 three-pointers per game which currently has him ranked as the No. 4 player in 9-cat leagues.
Source: ESPN
Nov 4 - 11:00 AM

Jimmy Butler was one of the lone bright spots for the Bulls in Tuesday's blowout loss at Charlotte, finishing with 26 points, four 3-pointers and two steals on 10-of-16 shooting.

The Bulls were blitzed early and never recovered, so there's not much to learn from this game. At least Butler was able to come through on a night he could have disengaged and watched the romp from the bench.
Nov 3 - 9:25 PM

Jimmy Butler was an animal on the defensive end in Sunday's win over the Magic, scoring 14 points with five assists, four boards, four steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

Butler is capable of putting up ridiculous stat lines like this one and it's one of the reasons why we pumped him up as a top 10-15 option prior to the start of the season. This is Butler's world now and Derrick Rose is just living in it.
Nov 1 - 11:10 PM

Jimmy Butler hit just 5-of-19 shots in Friday's overtime loss to the Pistons, but still finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

Butler hit 1-of-3 triples and 12-of-14 from the line to buoy this line and efficiency won't be a problem like this on most nights. He's a top 10-15 play entering the season.
Oct 31 - 12:58 AM

Jimmy Butler hit 6-of-14 shots and finished with 17 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Cavs.

This wasn't a great line for Butler, but it wasn't bad, either. He's going to have another monster season and if this is as bad as it gets, owners are in great shape.
Oct 27 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
SG1Jimmy Butler
2E'Twaun Moore
SF1Tony Snell
2Doug McDermott
3Mike Dunleavy
PF1Nikola Mirotic
2Taj Gibson
3Bobby Portis
4Cristiano Felicio
C1Pau Gasol
2Joakim Noah
3Cameron Bairstow