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Blog a Bull Oct 21, 2014

Jimmy Butler injury: Sprained thumb could sideline Bulls wing at start of regular season

The season doesn't begin until next Wednesday, but the Bulls already have their first injured starter. Jimmy Butler was in obvious pain when he injured his thumb during the first quarter of Sunday's preseason victory against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler came over the sideline wincing, but the Bulls did not take him out of the game. He stayed on the court for a few more minutes until Aaron Brooks was subbed in with one minute remaining in the period. The Bulls confirmed the initial diagnosis for Butler with an MRI on Tuesday. He has a sprained left thumb. He won't practice the rest of the...

Butler (thumb) will miss preseason finale

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will not practice this week and will not play in Friday's preseason finale after an MRI confirmed he sprained ligaments in his left thumb. The Bulls announced the news Tuesday and said that Butler would be re-evaluated later in the week. Butler injured the thumb during Sunday night's win over the Charlotte Hornets after going for a steal in the first quarter. He stayed in the game for a few more minutes after the initial injury but was taken out and never returned.
Blog a Bull Oct 20, 2014

Jimmy Butler thumb injury might have him miss rest of preseason

MRI on Tuesday Jimmy Butler sprained his thumb Sunday night and did not play against the Cavaliers on Monday. KC Johnson with the details: Jimmy Butler will undergo an MRI on Tuesday in Chicago, but early indications are that his sprained left thumb won't need surgery. The Bulls officially called [Butler] day to day. It was strange to hear Thibodeau tell the media that surgery wasn't warranted before acknowledging the MRI hadn't occurred yet, but in all likelihood this is minor. The Bulls only have one remaining preseason game, Friday, so the Bulls may be cautious with this one and give...

Butler out for remainder of game

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler will miss the rest of Sunday night's preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets after he injured his left thumb. The injury, dubbed a sprained thumb by the Bulls, occurred with about five minutes left in the first quarter, when Butler went for a steal. He stayed in the game at the time but was taken out toward the end of the first quarter and never returned. Butler, who is having the best preseason stretch of his career, has been the Bulls' most consistent all-around player since training camp opened.
Chicago Tribune Oct 17, 2014

Jimmy Butler puts whole offensive game together

Jimmy Butler gave Chris Johnson a simple rule when he decided to use the Houston-based skills trainer this offseason.

Jimmy Butler puts whole offensive game together

Jimmy Butler gave Chris Johnson a simple rule when he decided to use the Houston-based skills trainer this offseason.

Confidence soars for lighter Jimmy Butler

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler's performance during Thursday night's win over the Atlanta Hawks prompted excited cheers from all over the basketball universe. How big was Butler's 20-point fourth quarter, coupled with a winning three-pointer at the buzzer? Actor Mark Wahlberg sent Butler a shoutout on Instagram, congratulating him on his late-game heroics. Butler and Wahlberg became friendly after meeting a couple summers ago while the actor was in town to film a movie.
Blog a Bull Oct 17, 2014

Jimmy Butler video: buzzer beat caps 29 points on 8-for-14 shooting

So Jimmy Butler had himself a (practice) game last night, scoring 29 points buoyed by a ridiculous 16 FTAs. It included a monster 4th quarter run by him and the Bulls against the Hawks C-squad. But hey, John Jenkins was technically drafted higher than Butler. Butler also hit his only 3 of the night (and I believe preseason) on that game-winner, but honestly if it takes giving up the 3-pointer to be this ridiculously efficient on offense, why not. It's best watched with the sound off. I'd say Stacey King got a bit out of control, but that's more his default setting. You can also check out the...
Northwest Herald Oct 17, 2014

Butler scores 20 in fourth, leads Bulls' rally past Hawks

CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a 20-point fourth quarter, and the Bulls rallied from a 21-point deficit with 11 minutes to play to beat the Atlanta Hawks, 85-84, Thursday night in an exhibition game.

Should there be concern over Derrick Rose's lack of crunch time minutes?

CHICAGO -- The most intriguing moment of Thursday night's game did not come when Jimmy Butler drained a winning 3 at the buzzer over some Atlanta Hawks bench players. It came with six minutes and seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, when Butler came to the scorer's table to check back into the game with Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol. That instance was a lot more important than a meaningless preseason win because of who was not with Butler, Noah and Gasol when they went to check in: Derrick Rose.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 17, 2014

Jimmy Butler hits game-winner, proving to be ‘another threat’

Obviously, Jimmy Butler’s spot in the starting lineup is safe. He made a game-winning three-pointer at the horn and had 29 points in the Bulls’ 85-84 victory Thursday over the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center. “We tell Jimmy to shoot the ball more all the time,’’ Derrick Rose said after the victory, which improved the Bulls’ preseason record to 3-2. “Thank God Jimmy is catching his rhythm right now. He’s another threat. Offensively, he knows how to...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 17, 2014

Jimmy Butler has game-winner, team-high 29 points and is now ‘catching his rhythm’

Jimmy Butler’s spot in the starting lineup is obviously safe. That continued to be a given on Thursday, especially after the Bulls shooting guard hit a game-winning three-pointer at the horn to give the home team the 85-84 win over the Atlanta Hawks, and finished with 29 points. “We tell Jimmy to shoot the ball more all the time,’’ Derrick Rose said, after the victory put the Bulls at 3-2 in the preseason. “Thank God Jimmy is catching his rhythm right now....
Blog a Bull Oct 16, 2014

Bulls vs. Hawks final score: Jimmy Butler's 3 at buzzer caps big comeback

The Bulls stunk it up for most of the game, but Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter against Hawks scrubs and won the game at the buzzer. The Bulls played a horrendous basketball game for three quarters against the Hawks on Thursday night at the United Center. Then Jimmy Butler happened in the fourth quarter, and the Bulls won 85-84 on a Butler three-pointer at the buzzer after Dennis Schroder had put the Hawks ahead by two just moments earlier: The Bulls were dead in the water early in the fourth, falling behind by 21 points. Nikola Mirotic and Tony Snell began to make things...

Butler shines as Bulls bounce back

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler reclined comfortably in front of his locker late Monday night after the Chicago Bulls' impressive 110-90 comeback victory over the Denver Nuggets. Sam Hunt's country music blared from the speakers in his stall and he patiently fielded questions from a small group of reporters. Butler had just polished off the best game of the young preseason, going off for 21 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the field, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists.
Denver Post Oct 13, 2014
Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets

Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night.

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