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Jimmy Butler | Guard/Forward | #21

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 231
College: Marquette
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / CHI
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Jimmy Butler finished Wednesday's home loss to the Lakers with 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 40 minutes of action.
Before the game, Butler gave some credit to former teammate Luol Deng, now with the Lakers. "The way I look at it, I owe him a little bit," he said. "That's why I'm going to show him the protege is doing it." Butler made 13-of-15 free throws but was just 4-of-18 from the field, and his team lost to a rebuilding Lakers squad tonight, so it wasn't exactly a pristine performance. Expect him to rise to the challenge vs. Cleveland on Friday. Nov 30 - 11:59 PM

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Jimmy Butler scored 26 points against the 76ers on Friday during a 105-98 victory, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He's making a very strong case as the second-best player in the Eastern Conference. Butler did his damage in just 31 minutes tonight, which has to be a positive out of this win following his 39.5 minutes per game in his previous four. Butler is the No. 3 fantasy player in his last 10 and may hold first-round value all season. The alpha and the omega.
Nov 25 - 11:22 PM

Jimmy Butler is starting on Friday, as expected.

He rested from practice on Thursday, but he was never in doubt. Butler should have a feast against the 76ers tonight.
Nov 25 - 7:33 PM

Jimmy Butler (rest) did not practice on Thursday and is fully expected to play on Friday against the 76ers.

He's fine and he's earned it. In his last five, Butler is on fire with 28.8 points, 9.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys. He's not having any sort of drop off with the Three Alphas and looks like a top-20 player.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 24 - 2:45 PM

Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-20 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-12 free throws for 35 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Tuesday's tough 110-107 loss at Denver.

With Butler on fire and the Bulls down two near the end, Fred Hoiberg's team elected for Isaiah Canaan, who was 1-of-6 in 18 minutes, to fire an off-balance 3-pointer. It was an airball and the ball was out of bounds on the Bulls. Game over. Why a play wasn't drawn up for Butler to drive, we'll never know. Butler scored 40 on Sunday and is now averaging a ridiculous 28.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. Give us all the Jimmy.
Nov 22 - 11:35 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 40 points on Sunday, making 14-of-23 FGs and 12-of-14 FTs, with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and just one turnover in 40 minutes.

During the preseason, Butler's teammates were raving about his ability to draw contact and get to the foul line -- sure enough, he's blowing away his previous career highs with 8.2 makes on 9.2 attempts per game (89.1 percent). Throw in career highs in scoring (24.0 ppg) and rebounds (6.5 rpg) and it's easy to see why he's a borderline first-round fantasy value. If you drafted him this year, you almost certainly got him below-value.
Nov 21 - 1:22 AM

Jimmy Butler played 41 minutes and hit 7-of-19 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in Thursday's win at Utah.

Butler wasn't exactly efficient tonight, but played solid defense against Gordon Hayward, and also got it done on the offensive end, even though he needed 19 shots for his 20 points. He had 27 points and 12 boards in his previous game and is playing like a first-round fantasy player this season. On a side note, the Bulls have won the first two games of their "circus trip" for the first time since 1996.
Nov 18 - 1:20 AM

Jimmy Butler got hot early on Tuesday and hit 9-of-16 shots, 1-of-1 3-pointers and 8-of-8 free throws for 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 133-88 blowout win over the Blazers.

Butler helped Chicago open a 35-14 lead in the first quarter, and a 56-37 lead at halftime. Had the score been closer, he would have done more, but the Bulls simply didn't need him much in the second half of this blowout.
Nov 16 - 12:46 AM

Jimmy Butler dominated against the Wizards on Saturday with 37 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one 3-pointer during a 106-95 win.

Coach Fred Hoiberg called him the closer on Thursday, but it turns out he's the starter, middle relief and set-up man, as well. Butler said his game was "decent" tonight, which was arguably the best game of this 11-game night. On the season, his usage rate is up and his true shooting percentage is up by almost 10 percentage points. He's the alpha and has first-round value this season.
Nov 13 - 12:08 AM

Jimmy Butler hit 5-of-11 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-10 free throws and had 20 points, four rebounds, five assists and three assists in Thursday's 98-95 win over the Heat.

Butler's season low in scoring is 16, which he's done twice, but he's consistently scoring in the 20s and had a season high of 39 in his previous game. He's become the leader of this team and is averaging 24.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games in 35 minutes. "Jimmy's a closer," coach Fred Hoiberg said after Butler hit a couple clutch shots and free throws to seal the win for Chicago.
Nov 10 - 11:26 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points with seven assists, five rebounds, four steals and three turnovers in Monday's 112-80 win over the Magic.

Butler had four steals combined in the Bulls' first six games, so tonight's line was a relief to his owners. He was only 5-of-13 from the field, but made up for it by going a perfect 10-of-10 from the line. The Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak with the win and Butler can be treated as a top-25 option in standard leagues moving forward.
Nov 7 - 11:03 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points against the Pacers on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one 3-poitner and six turnovers.

He was 5-of-7 from the field and made 5-of-6 from the line. Butler's turnovers were a bit uncharacteristic, but we can just chalk this up to a back-to-back. Butler is having a solid season and should be a top-25 player with upside.
Nov 5 - 9:20 PM

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

He made all 11 attempts from the line and has now made 88 percent of his 8.2 attempts per game this season. Butler still leads the team in scoring at 22.2 points and he's first among the starters in true shooting percentage at 61.6. He's holding second-round value so far and isn't going anywhere.
Nov 5 - 1:55 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Celtics during a 107-100 loss on Wednesday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The Bulls finally dropped a game after three wins to start the season. As for Butler, he's leading the team in usage rate at 24.2 while turning in a terrific 60.5 true shooting percentage. The Bulls said it was his team before training camp and it looks like they're right. Expect Butler to be a top-20 player in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 12:36 AM

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting in a 118-88 win over the Nets on Monday, giving the Bulls a 3-0 record.

The Bulls have blown out their last two opponents which has limited Butler's minutes, but he's still producing. He added six rebounds, two assists and two treys in just 27 minutes, and he's now a combined 50 percent from the field through three games. The Bulls' next game is against a solid Boston team on the road, the same team he dropped 24 points on in the season opener.
Oct 31 - 9:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Jerian Grant
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Denzel Valentine
3Isaiah Canaan
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Doug McDermott
3Paul Zipser
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
C1Robin Lopez
2Cristiano Felicio