11:46 PM EDT, Wed July 01, 2015
SLC Dunk 5 hours ago

NBA Free Agency 2015: Jimmy Butler, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez, Kawhi Leonard all make bank on Day 1

Who got paid? Who moved? Which team got stronger? It's all here! NBA Free Agency has starter, and we're getting a LOT of reported deals and signings made on the first day. Here is a list (that will be updated as the day goes along): Player Pos Old Team Role Type New Team Role Tot $ Years Avg $ 1 Damian Lillard 1 2 Trail Blazers Starter Rookie Rookie EX Trail Blazers 120 5 24.00 2 Jimmy Butler 2 Bulls Starter RFA Bulls Starter 95 5 19.00 3 Goran Dragic 1 2 Heat Starter UFA Heat Starter 90 5 18.00 4 Kawhi ...
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

Jimmy Butler stays with the Bulls for 5 years, $90 million

Jimmy Butler is staying with the Bulls. The All-Star guard from Tomball agreed to a five-year contract with $90 million, the Associated Press is reporting. The deal comes on the heels of a breakout season in which Butler made his first All-Star team and was selected the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
Blog a Bull 9 hours ago

Jimmy Butler to re-sign, can stay with Bulls for at least 4 years

Jimmy Butler is getting maxed out. From Woj: Jimmy Butler has agreed to a five-year, $95 million maximum contract to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Butler's deal will include a player option after the fourth year of the deal, sources told Yahoo. so, woohoo! This at least puts to rest our collective ulcer from the earlier reports that Butler was intending on seeking a shorter-term deal (or even the 1-year qualifying offer) to hit unrestricted free agency earlier. Once the Bulls extended the Maximum Qualifying Offer earlier this week, the 'best' Butler...

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Chicago Tribune 9 hours ago

Bulls' Jimmy Butler

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Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago
Jimmy Butler 'Leaning strongly towards taking' Max deal from Chicago Bulls, report says

Jimmy Butler 'Leaning strongly towards taking' Max deal from Chicago Bulls, report says

Bulls offering Butler a max deal worth $90 million.
Blog a Bull 22 hours ago

Jimmy Butler may take 5-year deal with player option, per report

This would be a huge win. There have been reports that Jimmy Butler doesn't want to sign a five-year max deal with the Bulls, but he's considering signing a five-year deal with a player option, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Charania says Butler plans to sleep on the offer before making a decision on it. KC followed up with this: Butler seeking player option in any deal he signs. More open to 5-year deal if structured as such. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 1, 2015 Needless to say, this would be a huge win for the Bulls. Having Butler under control for four years with a...

Bulls' Jimmy Butler thinking long term with wanting shorter-term deal

With NBA free agency starting at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, Jimmy Butler remained disinclined to sign the five-year, roughly $90 million maximum qualifying offer the Bulls had extended, sources said.
Chicago Tribune Jun 30, 2015

Bulls' Jimmy Butler thinking long term with wanting shorter-term deal

With NBA free agency starting at 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, Jimmy Butler remained disinclined to sign the five-year, roughly $90 million maximum qualifying offer the Bulls had extended, sources said.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 30, 2015

NBA Rumors: Sixers to meet with Jimmy Butler?

Butler, 25-years old, is coming off the best season of his career, averaging 20 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season for the Chicago Bulls.
Liberty Ballers Jun 30, 2015

Report: Sixers In Mix To Sign Chicago Bulls Free Agent Jimmy Butler

The Chicago Bulls swingman has postponed free agency meetings with potential suitors, but the Sixers involvement in the process is a pleasant surprise. A lot of bad news has circled around the 76ers lately, prompting speculation that the negative PR might hamper the franchise moving forward. As for now, it would seem that concern might be moot, with the Sixers reportedly garnering the chance to meet with free agent forward Jimmy Butler. The report comes from ESPN's Chris Broussard, which places Philadelphia among an interesting mix of teams: Sources: After CHI offered @JimmyButler max...

Bulls' goal is to lock up Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy

Monday brought the introduction of first-round pick Bobby Portis and news that Kirk Hinrich exercised his $2.85 million player option for 2015-16, meaning 40 percent of the Bulls' offseason moves are complete.
Blog a Bull Jun 29, 2015

Bulls extend Jimmy Butler the qualifying offer and max qualifying offer

As long as Butler doesn't want to play on the one-year qualifying offer, the Bulls are in a good spot moving forward. Jimmy Butler won a bet on himself once already, turning down at least $40 million last fall to become a restricted free agent this summer. Now Butler will have to decide just how much money he's willing to risk to bet on himself once again. On Monday, the Bulls extended Butler both the qualifying offer and the max qualifying offer, according to Eric Pincus. This means that Butler can accept a five-year deal from the Bulls worth approximately $90 million, or sign an offer...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 29, 2015

Lakers Free Agency: Jimmy Butler wants to sign 1-year contract with the Lakers, Bulls expected to match

The Bulls' prized wing wants to sign with the Lakers, but Chicago has control of his future. The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for a very important free agency period, and Chicago Bulls star wing Jimmy Butler is interested in making a jump to the purple and gold. Butler wants to sign a one-year deal with the Lakers, but the Bulls will match any offer, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Butler's "intrigue" with the Lakers has been increasing over the summer as he's spent his offseason in Los Angeles. The Lakers have a huge hole in their wing rotation and Butler would be a...
Chicago Tribune Jun 26, 2015

Bulls confident Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler can jell just fine

The Bulls won 62.2 percent of their regular-season games when Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler played together, going 28-17. Both players averaged over 20 points in the NBA playoffs.

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