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Position
G
 
Jersey
21
Name  Jimmy Butler
Born  9/14/1989
Height  6-7
Weight  220
College  Marquette
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.
 
3/1/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler did not return on Sunday after suffering a left elbow sprain when Clippers' DeAndre Jordan collided with him on a screen.
Insight: Butler finished the game shooting 3-of-9 from the field with 10 points, two assists, two rebounds and two 3-pointers. Without him, the Bulls really struggled on offense, scoring just 17 points in the final quarter. Butler should be considered questionable for Tuesday.
 
3/1/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler left Sunday's game versus the Clippers holding his left arm and his return is questionable. UPDATE: Butler has a left elbow sprain and is questionable to return.
Insight: Butler also left the Bulls' bench to go back to the locker room. Butler suffered the apparent arm injury when he ran into DeAndre Jordan on a hard screen. Check back for updates.
 
2/27/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored scored a team-high 28 points during Friday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Butler is going to need to step up with Derrick Rose sidelined. He did on Friday, going 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He also had 12 boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and one turnover.
 
2/20/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, but it wasn't enough against the lowly Pistons as Chicago lost, 100-91.
Insight: Butler was 9-of-18 from the field, hitting three 3-pointers. He was also 9-for-9 at the line. Butler contribued five rebounds and five assists to cap off the nice night.
 
2/18/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler fully practiced on Wednesday and will play on Friday against the Pistons according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler leads the NBA in minutes per game, but he played just nine minutes in the All-Star Game and missed last Thursday's game, so this is good news. Butler has averaged 19.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.3 apg this month.
 
2/13/2015 6:29:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (shoulder) is hoping to play in Chicago's first game following the All-Star break.
Insight: If Butler is able to get any run during Sunday's All-Star game, we feel he will be good to go. Stay tuned.
 
2/12/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game versus Cleveland due to a right shoulder issue, according to Bulls reporter Mark Strotman.
Insight: The return of Mike Dunleavy allows the Bulls to be conservative with their rising star. The hot Tony Snell (17 ppg over the last three) is expected to get the start.
 
2/12/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is questionable for Thursday's game versus Cleveland sue to a right shoulder issue.
Insight: The good thing is that Butler has a chance to play, but the return of Mike Dunleavy allows the Bulls to be conservative with their rising star if need be. If he sits, the hot Tony Snell could see extensive action.
 
2/11/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is questionable for Thursday's game versus Cleveland.
Insight: The good thing is that Butler has a chance to play. If he sits, Tony Snell will likely get the start.
 
2/11/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder strain according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Insight: Butler underwent an MRI that revealed the strain. He may miss Thursday's game versus the Cavaliers, but he will then have the entire All-Star break to rest. Tony Snell will see a lot of minutes if Butler cannot go. Snell had a career-high 24 points in 41 minutes on Tuesday, so he is an intriguing plug-in play if Butler is out.
 
2/11/2015 9:49:00 AM
Description: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told ESPN Chicago that shooting guard Jimmy Butler will probably have an MRI on his shoulder Wednesday.
Insight: Despite what the MRI says, it doesn't seem likely Butler suits up for Thursday's game with a long All-Star break looming. Check back for updates Wednesday and before tip off on Thursday, but we are officially listing Butler as questionable.
 
2/10/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler left Tuesday's game with a right shoulder strain.
Insight: He will not return, and Butler's spot for Sunday's All-Star Game is now in jeopardy. Stay tuned.