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Chicago Bulls

Position
G
 
Jersey
21
Name  Jimmy Butler
Born  9/14/1989
Height  6-7
Weight  220
College  Marquette
5/14/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 20 points to lead Chicago in scoring in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals versus Cleveland.
Insight: It was a terrible showing for Chicago's offense. They scored 31 points in the first quarter, but they scored 33 points in the next two and a half quarters. The Bulls shot 37.5 percent from the field and 20 percent from downtown. Butler was 8-for-22 from the field, including 2-of-6 at the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds, one assist and one steal. Expect big changes for the Bulls this offseason.
 
5/12/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 29 points as the Bulls stormed back versus the Cavaliers on Tuesday but still lost Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 106-101.
Insight: Butler was 50 percent from the field, including 3-of-8 from downtown, but he missed a 3-pointer with about a minute to go that would have tied the game. Butler also had nine rebounds, three assists and a block. Cleveland leads the series, 3-2.
 
5/4/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds in the, 99-92, victory over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday.
Insight: Butler iced the game with a 14-foot jumper off the glass to put the Bulls ahead by six with 30 seconds remaining. Butler is averaging 24.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.5 spg and 0.8 bpg this postseason.
 
4/25/2015 8:55:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 33 points to nearly lead Chicago to a comeback victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Bucks.
Insight: Milwaukee outplayed Chicago in the first half, but Butler kept the Bulls in the game and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the score at half time. In addition to the 33 points, he also had seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block, but Milwaukee hit its own buzzer beat to win the game, 92-90. Chicago leads the series, though, 3-1.
 
4/20/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the, 91-82, Game 2 victory over the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: Butler shot 10-for-19, including 3-of-9 from the 3-point line. He also had two assists and one block. The great night for Butler was huge as Derrick Rose had an off shooting night.
 
4/18/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 25 points during Saturday's Game 1 victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Butler shot 8-of-14 from the field, 7-of-8 from the line and 2-of-5 from downtown. He also managed six dimes, two boards, one steal, and two turnovers.
 
4/11/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (calf) did not play on Thursday, but has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Butler's calf injury didn't appear to be serious and the Bulls could win this game without him. They need him ready for the playoffs, but since he's healthy put him back in your fantasy lineups.
 
4/11/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (calf) did not play on Thursday, but has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Butler's calf injury didn't appear to be serious and the Bulls could win this game without him. They need him ready for the playoffs, but since he's healthy put him back in your fantasy lineups.
 
4/9/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (calf) will not play on Thursday.
Insight: This is the first news about Butler's calf injury, so we are not too concerned yet. Consider him day-to-day for now. Tony Snell will start in his place.
 
4/8/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 19 points during Wednesday's loss to the Magic.
Insight: Butler shot 6-of-10 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown. Butler also chipped in six dimes, five rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers.
 
4/3/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler had 18 points in the, 88-82, victory over the Pistons on Friday.
Insight: Butler didn't do much else in the game, shooting just 6-for-16 from the field with three assists, two rebounds and one steal.
 
4/1/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler led Chicago with 25 points in the, 95-91, victory over the Bucks on Wednesday.
Insight: Butler shot 8-of-18 from the field with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. Butler is 16--for-16 at the line in the last two games. He is averaging 17.0 ppg and 4.8 rpg since he returned from his injury.
 
3/25/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 23 points on very efficient shooting Wednesday night.
Insight: Butler shot 7-of-8 from the field, 7-of-9 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown. He also recorded five rebounds, three assists, and one turnover. Butler is a top-10 option in standard leagues.
 
3/24/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler made through Monday's game, scoring 19 points and adding nine rebounds.
Insight: Butler didn't shoot well, going 6-of-20, but fantasy owners should assume that's just rust and take away that he's healthy again.
 
3/23/2015 1:34:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler made is successfully through the morning shootaround and is now expected to play Monday night, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler, who has missed the past 11 games, has been a very good performer this season averaging 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg. Make sure he's back in your lineup, though the blossoming of Nikola Mirotic could steal some offensive opportunities from Butler.
 
3/17/2015 2:11:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler went through a full practice on Tuesday, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler is only in the second week of a 3-6 week timetable for return, so it appears he'll come back sooner rather than later. He's been a very good performer this season averaging 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.7 spg.
 
3/15/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is still not practicing, but he has done some shooting according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Coach Tom Thibodeau has not set a return date for Butler. He has been out two weeks and his intial timetable was three-to-six weeks, so hopefully that means he could possibly return in a week or two.
 
3/11/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is travelling with the team and coach Tom Thibodeau said he wouldn't be surprised if Butler beats his three-week timetable according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler has already done some shooting but apparently dribbling is the last major obstacle for his return. He should remain stashed in all leagues.
 
3/8/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (elbow) did an intense shooting drill on Sunday.
Insight: He still should miss about three-to-six weeks, but this is a good sign. Until he returns, Mike Dunleavy, Tony snell, and Nikola Mirotic will see increased time.
 
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.
 

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