Jimmy Butler
American basketball player
Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is an American basketball player who plays for the Chicago Bulls. He was selected in the 2011 NBA Draft as the 30th and last pick in the first round by the Chicago Bulls.
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Bulls seek consistency, maturity from Bobby Portis, Denzel Valentine
Chicago Times - 9 days
Because he is one of the game's elite two-way players and a three-time All-Star, it may take straining the memory bank to recall that Jimmy Butler has been where Bobby Portis and Denzel Valentine are. Butler endured the occasionally limited roles and growing pains that are more common than not...
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What's up with Jimmy Butler?
Chicago Times - 12 days
The Bulls faced a big game Wednesday, such as this Bulls team can face an actual big game. But anyway, it was a chance to close in on the eighth playoff spot in the dogbreath Eastern Conference and it was at home. The Grizzlies faced a big game Wednesday, too. It was a chance to close in on the...
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Jimmy Butler takes blame for loss Bulls couldn't afford
Chicago Times - 20 days
There are some games down the stretch of a season that a team clinging to a playoff spot just has to win. Wednesday's matchup against a struggling Magic team was one of those games for the Bulls, and instead of responding with an inspired effort, they once again fell flat in the fourth quarter....
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Jimmy Butler vows to be more aggressive with Dwyane Wade out vs. Pistons
Chicago Times - 22 days
Dwyane Wade will miss Monday’s game against the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills with his left quad injury. Even if Wade had played, Jimmy Butler’s mindset would be the same after taking just seven shots with eight trips to the free-throw line in Saturday’s loss to the Clippers. "I gotta be...
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NBA: A Warriors rarity: second loss in a row
LATimes - 25 days
Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the host Chicago Bulls beat Golden State, 94-87, on Thursday night in the Warriors’ first game since Kevin Durant suffered an injury to his left leg.  Golden State was breathing a little easier after learning Durant probably will play again this season. He was...
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Jimmy Butler puts his stamp on closing time: 'He just made winning plays'
Chicago Times - 30 days
In Friday's Bulls victory, Jimmy Butler missed 11 of his first 15 shots and then buried a tying 3-pointer with 48.2 seconds left in regulation, a go-ahead jumper with 9.1 seconds left in regulation and scored seven of his 22 points in overtime. In Saturday's victory, Butler missed his first five...
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Old fashioned: Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler huge in overtime victory over Suns
Chicago Times - about 1 month
One could forgive Denzel Valentine for his overexuberance. Not only had the rookie been handed a Get Out of Jail Free card with Doug McDermott's trade to the Thunder along with Taj Gibson, but then Valentine sank his first five 3-point attempts Friday night. So when his sixth attempt fell woefully...
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Bulls keep Jimmy Butler for now, trade Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Thunder
Chicago Times - about 1 month
Jimmy Butler wasn't traded Thursday. But with the Celtics keeping their hoard of assets, that storyline merely gets pushed into June. By then, the Bulls might have a better idea of whether a full rebuild is warranted or if some of the younger players who will get major dress rehearsals over the...
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All's quiet on Butler trade front with deadline at 2 pm Thursday - Chicago Tribune
Google News - about 1 month
Chicago Tribune All's quiet on Butler trade front with deadline at 2 pm Thursday Chicago Tribune Jimmy Butler didn't attend Wednesday's evening practice at the Advocate Center, the Bulls' first since the All-Star break. And, no, Butler wasn't traveling to Boston. "With us playing the last game in the league before the break, we gave Jimmy one more ... NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony, Jahlil Okafor and moreNJ.com Should Celtics chase Jimmy Butler or Paul George at the deadline?ESPN NBA stars available as trade rumors heat upNew York Post Blazer's Edge -For The Win -NESN.com -Forbes all 294 news articles »
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Bulls now priming for playoff push with Jimmy Butler, not full rebuild
Chicago Times - about 1 month
The Bulls will reconvene for a Wednesday evening practice following the All-Star break, a game out of sixth place in the Eastern Conference and two games ahead of ninth. They will do so as a franchise more focused on a playoff push than a change of direction, which is what a Jimmy Butler trade...
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Winners and losers of NBA All-Star weekend
Chicago Times - about 1 month
Jimmy Butler came here to play, to have an actual impact. His first two All-Star trips resulted in a nine-minute stint at Madison Square Garden and a DNP-INJ last season, as he rested a strained left knee. "I want to compete against the best," the Bulls star said, "even though it's a different...
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Jimmy Butler leads the way as Bulls edge Celtics 104-103
Chicago Times - about 1 month
When the Bulls next take the United Center floor on Feb. 24, it will be known whether they were buyers or sellers or stand-patters at Thursday's trade deadline. And how coincidental: Thursday's opponent just happened to be the Celtics, who fell to the Bulls 104-103 when Jimmy Butler sank two free...
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Two events just made Jimmy Butler an even bigger trade chip in the East
Chicago Times - about 1 month
The good news from the Bulls' victory over the Raptors on Tuesday night is that they played like they cared. Most of the time, anyway. That 23-point lead was disappearing like Gar Forman’s credibility, but it ultimately held. The bad news is that the win would only encourage management wonks to...
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Marv Albert On The Knicks, Brad Stevens And The State Of The NBA
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Bulls' Wade, Butler, Mirotic, Zipser all out vs. Wolves
Fox News - about 1 month
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Chicago Bulls have scratched Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Paul Zipser for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the final one of a long road trip.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Butler
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 25
    On January 29, 2015, Butler was named a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game.
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    In 2015, he was named an NBA All-Star.
    More Details Hide Details Before the 2011 draft, one NBA general manager said about Butler, "His story is one of the most remarkable I've seen in all my years of basketball. There were so many times in his life where he was set up to fail. Every time, he overcame just enormous odds. When you talk to him — and he's hesitant to talk about his life — you just have this feeling that this kid has greatness in him." Butler's father abandoned the family when he was an infant. By the time he was 13 years old and living in the Houston suburb of Tomball, his mother kicked him out of the house. As Butler remembered it in a 2011 interview, she told him, "I don't like the look of you. You gotta go." He then bounced between the homes of various friends, staying for a few weeks at a time before moving to another house.
  • 2014
    Age 24
    He went on to score a new career-high of 35 points in the 103-97 win over the New York Knicks on December 18, 2014.
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    On December 3, 2014, he was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in October/November.
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    On November 25, 2014, Butler tied a career-high 32 points in the 109-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
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    On June 2, 2014, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive second team.
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    On January 15, 2014, Butler set a Bulls franchise record for minutes played in one game by logging 60 minutes in a triple overtime victory over the Orlando Magic.
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  • 2013
    Age 23
    On October 30, 2013, the Bulls exercised their fourth-year team option on Butler's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    By the end of the 2012–13 season, Butler had become a staple of the Bulls' rotation, averaging 40.8 minutes per game in the postseason in just his second year in the NBA.
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    Despite a strong summer league showing, Butler saw little playing time for the first part of the 2012–13 season.
    More Details Hide Details When Butler's teammate Luol Deng, the NBA's leader that year in minutes per game, suffered an injury prior to the January 19 game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Butler was finally able to start, and played all but 17 seconds in his first NBA start, recording 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He continued to play at least 40 minutes in the Bulls' next four games, with 43, 46, 44 and 45 minutes played against the Lakers, Pistons, Warriors and Wizards, respectively. On April 9, 2013, Butler scored a then career-high 28 points, starting in place of the injured Deng, in a 98-101 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
    On October 30, 2012, the Bulls exercised their third-year team option on Butler's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2013–14 season.
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    In July 2012, Butler joined the Bulls for the 2012 NBA Summer League where he averaged 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2. assists per game.
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  • 2011
    Age 21
    During the lockout-shortened season, he appeared in 42 games all off the bench as he averaged 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 2011–12.
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    On December 9, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bulls.
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    Butler was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
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  • 2010
    Age 20
    As a senior in 2010–11, he averaged 15.7 points per game and earned All-Big East Honorable Mention for the second straight year.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    Butler moved into the starting lineup as a junior during the 2009–10 season and averaged 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors.
    More Details Hide Details His season was highlighted by two game-winning shots vs. UConn and St. John's, helping Marquette finish 11-7 in the Big East and earn its 5th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance.
  • 2008
    Age 18
    Butler accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Marquette, where, as a sophomore in the 2008–09 season, he averaged 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, and recorded a free-throw percentage of .768.
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    Considered a two-star recruit by 247Sports.com, he was listed as the No. 127 junior college prospect in 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    As a senior and team captain in 2006–07, Butler averaged 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and was subsequently voted his team's most valuable player.
    More Details Hide Details Butler was not heavily recruited coming out of high school and chose to attend Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. After his freshman season at Tyler, where he averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game, Butler gained interest from Division I programs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1989
    Born
    Born on September 14, 1989.
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