10:02 AM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
Blog a Bull 36 mins ago

Let Jimmy Be Harden: Why the Bulls should run their offense through Butler

Point Noah is great and all, but with Derrick Rose out, the Bulls should run the offense through Jimmy Buckets. [OK, so this was written before Butler hurt himself in Saturday's game. If anything it underscores the loss it'd be if he's missing some time -yfbb] Since Derrick Rose has gone out with his newest knee injury, the Bulls have returned to last year's Joakim Noah centric offense. They should fight against that impulse to rely on the familiar, because this year Jimmy Butler has shown he can handle a much bigger role. In fact, even when Rose is back, it would serve the Bulls well to...

Banged-up Bulls dismal on offense in loss; Jimmy Butler hurt

Jimmy Butler is headed for an MRI exam on Monday after leaving the Bulls' 96-86 loss to the Clippers on Sunday in the third quarter with a hyperextended left elbow.
Blog a Bull 17 hours ago

Clippers Too Much For Bulls as Butler Leaves With Elbow Injury

A classic 'life without Derrick' game took place at the United Center on Sunday afternoon, but the worst news of all is that Jimmy Butler hurt his elbow. Once again, a Bulls player getting injured matters more than the actual outcome of the game itself. Jimmy Butler left in the third quarter with a left elbow strain, according to Bulls' PR. Afterwards, Thibodeau said it is likely a hyperextension and Butler will have an MRI tomorrow. Butler's already been dealing with a troublesome right shoulder and has had his left thumb wrapped for a considerable amount of time this season, so just add...
Northwest Herald Feb 27, 2015

Butler leads Bulls past Timberwolves

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday.

Butler not letting injured thumb slow him

CHICAGO -- Taj Gibson isn't the only Chicago Bull playing through pain this season. All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, who sprained his left thumb in an Oct. 19 preseason game, has been playing with a protective tape splint on the thumb all season. And it's his ability to push through the pain that has helped inspire Gibson, who revealed Saturday that he's been dealing with a ligament tear in his left hand for a month, to continue to play. "I look at Jimmy," Gibson said.

Happy with roster, Bulls quiet at deadline

CHICAGO -- While there were a flurry of trade deadline deals around the league, all was quiet at the Advocate Center on Thursday afternoon. The 2 p.m. CST trade deadline passed, and the Bulls announced that general manager Gar Forman wouldn’t need to address the media. The Bulls are 34-20, currently in third place in the Eastern Conference. The team is relatively healthy -- Mike Dunleavy (right ankle), Kirk Hinrich (left turf toe) and Jimmy Butler (right shoulder strain) were all listed as probable for Friday's game against the Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Jimmy Butler vows Bulls defense won't rest

One of the dominant images from Derrick Rose's All-Star appearances is of the Bulls' guard standing impassively during the gyration-fest that typically is player introductions, refusing to shimmy or dance.
Why Jimmy Butler is the Bulls playoff X-factor

Why Jimmy Butler is the Bulls playoff X-factor

On SI Now, Sports Illustrated staff writer Ben Golliver discusses why Jimmy Butler is key to the Chicago Bulls' postseason dreams.

Butler enjoys first All-Star experience

NEW YORK -- Jimmy Butler was enjoying his first All-Star experience up until the point where it was time to check in right before the second quarter began. It was at that moment that the proud 25 year-old from Tomball, Texas grasped the magnitude of the situation. "When it hit me was when I was checking into the game," Butler said. "It was great up until that point, then you check into the game and it's like, "You're really here." So that was the moment for me.
Rotoworld Feb 15, 2015

Jimmy Butler (shoulder) logs nine minutes Sun - Jimmy Butler (G/F) Chicago Bulls

Jimmy Butler (shoulder) looked fine while scoring six points with a pair of steals on Sunday, logging a team-low nine minutes in the East's 158-163 defeat.

Pippen: Butler's path 'a lot like mine'

NEW YORK -- As the rest of the basketball world tries to wrap its collective head around the leap Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler has taken from defensive stalwart to All-Star this season, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen watches from afar with a great deal of pride. Pippen, who still works for the Bulls as an ambassador for the team, can't help but see the similarities between Butler's path to stardom and his own. When asked if he thought Butler could reach this high of a level -- playing amongst the game's elite Sunday night at Madison Square Garden -- Pippen, unlike many people around...
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 12, 2015

Pregame: Cavs at Bulls

Time: 8 p.m.; Place: United Center TV: TNT Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM,   La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish) Injury report: Cavs - Kevin Love (eye) questionable; Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out. Bulls - Jimmy Butler (shoulder) out; Mike Dunleavy (ankle) probable; Kirk Hinrich (toe) out. Officials: Mike Callahan, Nick Buchert, Scott Wall Streaks: Cavs W2; Bulls W3 Series: Cavs lead 2-0   Cavs probables (33-21)   Name Ht/Wt Pts Rebs Asts PG Kyrie...
Rotoworld Feb 12, 2015

Schroder replaces Butler at Skills Challenge - Dennis Schroder (G) Atlanta Hawks

Dennis Schroder has been named as Jimmy Butler's replacement for the Skills Challenge.
Plain Dealer Feb 12, 2015

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler ruled out against Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night

The Chicago Bulls will be without leading scorer Jimmy Butler when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night, the final game before the All-Star break.
Blog a Bull Feb 11, 2015

Jimmy Butler injury: Bulls swingman day-to-day with shoulder strain

An MRI revealed only a strain, but it's unclear if Butler will play against the Cavaliers on Thursday. When one key Bulls player comes back, another gets hurt. It's science. Mike Dunleavy returned to the floor against the Kings on Tuesday, but Jimmy Butler didn't play in the second half after aggravating a right shoulder injury originally suffered close to halftime in Orlando, a game in which Butler played his customary 40 minutes anyway. Luckily, the MRI only confirmed a strain and Butler is day-to-day: Jimmy Butler had an MRI on his shoulder. It's nothing worse than a strain but it's...

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