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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 220
College: Marquette
Contract: view contract details

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Jimmy Butler (thumb) will not play in Monday's preseason game vs. Cleveland.
Butler sprained his left thumb during Sunday's exhibition vs. the Hornets, and he's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday when the team returns to Chicago. The injury is not considered serious, but Butler is likely to sit for the remainder of the Bulls' preseason games. Kirk Hinrich will draw the start in Butler's place. Oct 20 - 6:38 PM

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Jimmy Butler will not return to Sunday's game after spraining his left thumb in the first half.

He hurt himself during an attempted steal and was initially able to continue playing, but the Bulls pulled the plug in the second quarter. He's one of the toughest guys in the league and shouldn't miss significant time, so he's a near-certainty for Chicago's season opener unless tests reveal something more serious than a sprain.
Oct 19 - 9:04 PM

Jimmy Butler's impressive preseason average of 18 points on 60 percent shooting from the field is attributed to his rigorous off-season training.

The small forward came into camp 10 pounds lighter and is reportedly more focused than ever. "All summer I worked on my game. The biggest thing is confidence, taking shots I know I can make," he said. Butler is still a viable option after the middle rounds of most drafts.
Oct 18 - 10:53 AM

Jimmy Butler hit a game-winning buzzer beater to defeat the Hawks 85-84 on Thursday, scoring 29 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He shot 12-of-16 from the line and has been the Bulls' best player so far in the preseason. Butler is on a tear from the field and has shot 62.2 percent from the field in his last four preseason games. Perhaps Derrick Rose can help Butler improve on his field goal percentage, so feel free to give him a look in the early-late rounds.
Oct 16 - 11:37 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting (7-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes against the Nuggets.

The Nuggets were terrible tonight so it's hard to put too much stock in this line, but Butler did play very well and he will probably be a value pick after failing to fully break out last season.
Oct 14 - 2:19 AM

Jimmy Butler hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in Saturday's win over the Bucks in preseason action.

He also had 18 points on Tuesday and looks very good playing alongside Derrick Rose. We thought Butler would break out last season, and he was a solid player, but could be even better this year.
Oct 11 - 11:47 PM

Jimmy Butler played well on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-9 shots for 18 points, three rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes in an overtime loss to the Pistons.

Butler should be primed for another nice fantasy season, but may have trouble scoring enough once Derrick Rose finally gets his game figured out. Rose was 0-for-4 with six points and one assist tonight.
Oct 8 - 12:36 AM

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said on Thursday that Jimmy Butler looks "light" and "lean" at camp so far.

"I think that's important," said Thibodeau. "Light and lean for him is better." Butler will have an important role this season as he will start alongside Derrick Rose in the backcourt for the Bulls. He and the Chicago front office hope to sign a contract extension before Oct. 31, and anything he can do to improve his standing on the team is a plus. He will be a solid mid-round pick in drafts.
Oct 2 - 4:06 PM

The Chicago Bulls are hoping to sign Jimmy Butler to an extension before Oct. 31 to prevent him from becoming a restricted free agent.

He had a terrific 2013-14 season and the Bulls are hoping that their young star continues to improve. It is an easy decision for the Bulls to re-sign him, as he has quickly become one of the best defenders in the league. Expect the Bulls to continue to overload him with minutes and enjoy the ride. Target him near the middle of your draft.
Sep 27 - 8:31 PM

Jimmy Butler will not participate in Team USA's training camp this week due to a slightly strained groin.

The injury doesn't sound serious but Butler is taking a conservative approach, which should please the Bulls even as it weakens Team USA. Earning a spot on the team would have given Butler an opportunity to learn from the league's best while gaining international exposure, so it's an unfortunate turn of events for the Bulls' 24-year-old shooting guard.
Jul 27 - 7:45 PM

Jimmy Butler has been named to the 2014 USA Basketball Select Team.

Butler's breakout 2013-14 season during which he averaged 13.1 points, 1.0 three-pointers, 4.9 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.9 steals went a long way towards landing the 24-year-old on the squad. "USA Basketball's Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game's brightest and most promising young players experience at the USA National Team level, and getting them into our pipeline," said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball National Team managing director. If Butler is able to utilize this opportunity to take his game to another level, he could end up being a steal in the middle-to-late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 22 - 12:05 PM

Jimmy Butler made the 2013-14 All-Defensive Second Team.

Butler was third amongst forwards in steals with 1.9 per game, and Chicago had the second best defense against shooting guards, holding their opponents on the wing to a .408 field goal percentage.
Jun 2 - 3:29 PM

Jimmy Butler played just 41 minutes during Game 3's 100-97 win over the Wizards, scoring 15 points with five boards, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He went to the bench with just under three minutes left in the first quarter, which ended an absurd stretch of 87:58 of being on the floor since dating back to Game 1 on Sunday. Butler got into it with Nene tonight and might receive a fine, but he's probably not going to be suspended. He's a minutes monster and will be a fantasy stud again next season, especially if he can get his field goal shooting in line.
Apr 25 - 11:48 PM

Jimmy Butler admitted to feeling fatigued heading into Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.

Tom Thibodeau is a fantastic coach, but he gets fair criticism for overextending his players. Butler tied for the league lead in minutes during the regular season at 38.7 and has already played 97 minutes through the first two games of this series. When asked if he's feeling tired after Friday's shootaround, Butler said, "I do. I'm not going to lie about that. But that's only a mental state. Once you hit a certain point it's just like you can't get more tired than this."
Apr 25 - 12:25 PM

Jimmy Butler played 53 minutes in Tuesday's overtime loss, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for six points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Butler tied for ninth in the league in minutes this season with 44.0 per game and it's been more of the same in the playoffs. And it's showing in his play, as he should simply be doing more with his minutes. He has to be wearing down and the Bulls are now down 2-0 to the Wizards, and head to Washington for Games 3 & 4.
Apr 23 - 12:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
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