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Chicago Bulls

Position
G
 
Jersey
21
Name  Jimmy Butler
Born  9/14/1989
Height  6-7
Weight  220
College  Marquette
3/2/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler suffering a left elbow sprain when Clippers' DeAndre Jordan collided with him on a screen and will miss the next 3-4 weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Add the Butler injury to Derrick Rose's and the Bulls are in big trouble in the backcourt. That's 20.2 ppg and 18.4 ppg, respectively, out of the lineup. Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell will divide up the minutes.
 
3/1/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler did not return on Sunday after suffering a left elbow sprain when Clippers' DeAndre Jordan collided with him on a screen.
Insight: Butler finished the game shooting 3-of-9 from the field with 10 points, two assists, two rebounds and two 3-pointers. Without him, the Bulls really struggled on offense, scoring just 17 points in the final quarter. Butler should be considered questionable for Tuesday.
 
3/1/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler left Sunday's game versus the Clippers holding his left arm and his return is questionable. UPDATE: Butler has a left elbow sprain and is questionable to return.
Insight: Butler also left the Bulls' bench to go back to the locker room. Butler suffered the apparent arm injury when he ran into DeAndre Jordan on a hard screen. Check back for updates.
 
2/27/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored scored a team-high 28 points during Friday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Butler is going to need to step up with Derrick Rose sidelined. He did on Friday, going 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He also had 12 boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and one turnover.
 
2/20/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, but it wasn't enough against the lowly Pistons as Chicago lost, 100-91.
Insight: Butler was 9-of-18 from the field, hitting three 3-pointers. He was also 9-for-9 at the line. Butler contribued five rebounds and five assists to cap off the nice night.
 
2/18/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler fully practiced on Wednesday and will play on Friday against the Pistons according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler leads the NBA in minutes per game, but he played just nine minutes in the All-Star Game and missed last Thursday's game, so this is good news. Butler has averaged 19.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.3 apg this month.
 
2/13/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (shoulder) is hoping to play in Chicago's first game following the All-Star break.
Insight: If Butler is able to get any run during Sunday's All-Star game, we feel he will be good to go. Stay tuned.
 
2/12/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game versus Cleveland due to a right shoulder issue, according to Bulls reporter Mark Strotman.
Insight: The return of Mike Dunleavy allows the Bulls to be conservative with their rising star. The hot Tony Snell (17 ppg over the last three) is expected to get the start.
 
2/12/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is questionable for Thursday's game versus Cleveland sue to a right shoulder issue.
Insight: The good thing is that Butler has a chance to play, but the return of Mike Dunleavy allows the Bulls to be conservative with their rising star if need be. If he sits, the hot Tony Snell could see extensive action.
 
2/11/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is questionable for Thursday's game versus Cleveland.
Insight: The good thing is that Butler has a chance to play. If he sits, Tony Snell will likely get the start.
 
2/11/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder strain according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Insight: Butler underwent an MRI that revealed the strain. He may miss Thursday's game versus the Cavaliers, but he will then have the entire All-Star break to rest. Tony Snell will see a lot of minutes if Butler cannot go. Snell had a career-high 24 points in 41 minutes on Tuesday, so he is an intriguing plug-in play if Butler is out.
 
2/11/2015 9:49:00 AM
Description: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told ESPN Chicago that shooting guard Jimmy Butler will probably have an MRI on his shoulder Wednesday.
Insight: Despite what the MRI says, it doesn't seem likely Butler suits up for Thursday's game with a long All-Star break looming. Check back for updates Wednesday and before tip off on Thursday, but we are officially listing Butler as questionable.
 
2/10/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler left Tuesday's game with a right shoulder strain.
Insight: He will not return, and Butler's spot for Sunday's All-Star Game is now in jeopardy. Stay tuned.
 
2/8/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler played just fine after he returned from his right shoulder injury on Sunday.
Insight: Butler briefly left Sunday's game versus the Magic in the second quarter, but he returned to score 13 points in the second half. Butler scored nine of those points in the third quarter. He finished with 27 points, leading the team, and also had six steals and five assists.
 
2/8/2015 8:04:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler left Sunday's game but returned after halftime.
Insight: Butler hurt his right shoulder and left with the questionable tag to return. Owners can relax now that he's back, but we will keep an eye on him in the second half.
 
2/4/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 27 points during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Insight: Butler went 9-of-18 fromt he floor and 6-of-8 from the line. He also had six rebounds, one assist, three 3-pointers, two steals, and zero turnovers. Butler is a top 10 option.
 
1/31/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 22 points in the loss on Friday.
Insight: Butler was 8-of-18 from the field, including just 1-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Butler is averaging 20.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.2 apg this season.
 
1/30/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee.
Insight: Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller and all signs point to him being ready to play Friday in Phoenix.
 
1/30/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee and his status for Friday is up in the air, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller, but check back to make sure it doesn't get worse over the night.
 
1/29/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) did not play on Tuesday night and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers.
Insight: Kirk Hinrich gets the start if Butler can't go, but certainly doesn't have Butler's all-around game (20.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 apg).
 

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