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Blog a Bull May 25, 2015

Jimmy Butler becoming an alpha dog in Chicago

Some rumors are circulating around the web today regarding a "feud" between Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. The source of the rumor is the following selection from Dan Berstein of CBSChicago.com: It looked strange when wing Jimmy Butler kept flashing to Rose's side of the floor, calling for the ball, as the Bulls' offense was drying up. Rose was all too happy to oblige instead of waving Butler off and taking charge, either resetting the called play or taking his man - often the undrafted Matthew Dellavedova - hard to the rim for at least a likely foul. Sources describe a...

Bulls' Jimmy Butler voted to All-Defensive second team

For the second straight year, Jimmy Butler has been voted to the NBA's All-Defensive second team.
Chicago Tribune May 20, 2015

Bulls' Jimmy Butler voted to All-Defensive second team

For the second straight year, Jimmy Butler has been voted to the NBA's All-Defensive second team.
Akron Beacon Journal May 14, 2015

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 6 third-quarter recap

The first half of the quarter looked more like rugby than basketball.The Cavs scored their first basket of the quarter after 5:47 had gone off the clock but had lost only two points off their lead to that point. The teams combined to make just 1-of-20 shots (a basket by the Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy) before Matthew Dellavedova’s runner in the lane broke the Cavs’ drought.A drive by Jimmy Butler made it 60-48 before Dellavedova made a 3-pointer to make it 63-48.Then James, who picked up his third and fourth fouls during the brutal start to the quarter, came to life on offense, making...

Lakers preparing max offer sheet for Jimmy Butler

Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers' front office have noticed the Bulls' guard's breakout year. The Lakers are "preparing [a] maximum-salary offer" for Bulls' shooting guard and pending restricted free agent Jimmy Butler, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. Butler was recently named the NBA's Most Improved Player for his breakout 2014-15 season, in which he averaged 20 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.8 steals in 38.7 minutes per game. If acquired, Butler would not only instantly become Kobe Bryant's heir apparent on the wing, but would almost surely improve a Lakers' defense which...
Hot Hot Hoops May 7, 2015

Hassan Whiteside places fourth in Most Improved Player voting

Despite his impressive play this season, Miami's Hassan Whiteside lost out on the NBA's Most Improved Player award to the Bulls' Jimmy Butler, coming in fourth place in the voting tally. As it was recently revealed, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls has been named the 2014-2015 recipient of the Most Improved Player Award. According to the NBA press release, "The award is designed to honor an up-and-coming player who has made a dramatic improvement from the previous season or seasons." There is no denying the fact that Butler deserved this award, he's been spectacular for the Bulls this...
Golden State Of Mind May 7, 2015

Jimmy Butler wins Most Improved Player award, Draymond Green finishes second

Warriors' Green places second in NBA award balloting again. Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls has been named the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player per NBA.com's Official Release. The Bulls forward was selected in his first All-Star appearance and averaged career highs in scoring (20.0), rebounding (5.8) and assists (3.3) this year. Butler received 92 first-place votes for 535 total points while runner-up Draymond Green garnered 11 first-place votes and 200 total points. Golden State's Klay Thompson rounded out the top five in MIP voting with 42 total points. Name / Team 1st (5...
SLC Dunk May 7, 2015

NBA Most Improved Player 2015: Rudy Gobert voted 3rd, gets a lot more votes than Enes Kanter

The Jazz were big winners when they stole Rudy Gobert at #27 from the Denver Nuggets. And the NBA writers recognize how great Rudy is! I'm not surprised that the Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was awarded the NBA's Most Valuable Player award this season. The All-Star played about the same number of minutes (38.7 last season and 38.7 this season), while upping his PPG from 13.1 to 20.0, his RPG from 4.9 to 5.8, and his APG from 2.6 to 3.3. Most noticeably he worked on his shot, and while he was sub .397 last season finished this season shooting .462 FG%; he also brought his three...
Houston Chronicle May 7, 2015

Tomball’s Jimmy Butler (Bulls) wins NBA’s Most Improved award; Donatas Motiejunas eighth

The Bulls’ Jimmy Butler of Tomball won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, the league announced. Donatas Motiejunas of the Rockets finished eighth in the voting from a panel of 130 media members who cover the league. Butler, in his fourth NBA season, made his first All-Star team and averaged 20.0 points (15th in the […]

Bulls' jimmy Butler named most improved; Giannis 7th, Middleton 13th

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, the former Marquette standout, was named most improved player in the NBA in balloting by 130 media members who cover the league on a daily basis.
Akron Beacon Journal May 5, 2015

Defensive lapses on Cavs’ minds as they prepare for Game 2 against Bulls

INDEPENDENCE: There are 12 different ways to defend a pick-and-roll, coach David Blatt said Tuesday. From the outside, it appeared as if the Cavs unsuccessfully tried about half of them during Monday’s 99-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.No matter how the Cavs tried to adjust their approach, the end result was typically the same — a wide-open shot for either Jimmy Butler or Pau Gasol around the perimeter. Watching four defenders at times chase Derrick Rose around the court Monday left the distinct impression the Cavs’ plan was to prevent Rose...
Akron Beacon Journal May 5, 2015
Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 fourth-quarter recap

Cavaliers vs. Bulls: Game 1 fourth-quarter recap

The Bulls closed the quarter in Quicken Loans Arena with significant contributions from a Big Three featuring Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler to defeat the Cavaliers.Rose, Gasol and Butler each made big baskets down the stretch as the Cavs attempted to come back from a double-digit deficit. The Cavs cut the deficit to two points (86-84) on a basket by LeBron James, but got no closer because of the shot-making abilities of Rose, Gasol and Butler.Whenever the Bulls needed a basket, Rose, Gasol and Butler responded and found a way to score on either jumpers, layups, 3-pointers or free...
Akron Beacon Journal May 4, 2015

Bulls 99, Cavaliers 92: Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol punish Cavs in Bulls’ Game 1 victory

CLEVELAND: Bulls guard Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Pau Gasol added 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-92 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night.The Bulls led by as many as 16 points and never trailed. The Cavs tied the game twice in the third quarter, but the Bulls countered by scoring 15 the game’s next 15 points, leaving the Cavs to play catch-up the entire evening.The Cavs were within 94-90 in the final minute when Jimmy Butler banked in a jump shot over an outstretched Tristan Thompson, essentially sealing the victory...

NBA Playoffs: Bulls defeat Cavaliers 99-92 in second round opener

CLEVELAND: The Bulls closed out the fourth quarter in Quicken Loans Arena with significant contributions from a Big Three featuring Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler to defeat the Cavaliers 99-92. Rose, Gasol and Butler each made big baskets down the stretch as the Cavs attempted to comeback from a double-digit deficit. The Cavaliers cut the deficit to two points (86-84) after a basket by LeBron James, but would get no closer because of the shot-making abilities of Rose, Gasol and Butler. Whenever the Bulls needed a basket, Rose, Gasol and Butler responded and found a way to score...
Akron Beacon Journal May 4, 2015

NBA Playoffs: Bulls lead Cavaliers 81-70 at end of third quarter in second round opener

CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers drew even with the Bulls twice on the scoreboard in the third quarter, but Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol didn’t seemed faze one bit. Rose and Gasol were key cogs in a 15-0 run by Chicago in the third quarter. The Cavaliers tied the score at 51-51 and 53-53 following layups by Timofey Mozgov and Kyrie Irving, respectively. The Bulls remained composed under coach Tom Thibodeau, and put together a 10-0 run to lead 63-53 and force Cavs coach David Blatt to call a timeout with 7:14 to go in the quarter. Butler and Rose each accounted for five points...

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