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Chicago Bulls: Derrick and Jimmy

It’s got a nice ring to it. Derrick and Jimmy. It’s similar in sound to another, more famous tandem: Michael and Scottie. Both have the same number of syllables, and both have that full first name followed by a sort of nickname, a “little brother” name; Scottie instead of Scott, and Jimmy instead of Jim or James. Derrick Rose after hitting his game winner against the...
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Jimmy Butler Eager for Fresh Start with new Chicago Bulls Contract

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls warms up for Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions...
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Jimmy Butler on Bulls as title contenders: 'I like our chances'

LAS VEGAS — Every offseason features a flurry of free agent activity as teams look to bolster their lineups in advance of the upcoming season. Some, however, feel just fine with what they’ve got. The Bulls fall into the latter group, after finishing the year with a second round playoff loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They’re bringing back everyone from a season...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler says rumors of rift with Rose exist 'because we lost'

The Chicago Bulls are not going to have an issue with tension in their backcourt next season, at least as far as Jimmy Butler is concerned. During an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” earlier this week, Butler said that he and Rose are both very supportive of one another. “I think he’s always been supportive...Read More
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls Happy he won his bet

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who signed a five-year maximum contract extension with the organization, laughs while answering a question during a press conference Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune via AP) Jimmy Butler had second thoughts when he decided to reject the Chicago Bulls’ contract extension offer back...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Butler leaning toward long-term deal with Bulls

There’s no denying Jimmy Butler’s NBA future is bright. The biggest question, however, is where his star will be shining. Although the Chicago Bulls have the rights to the restricted free agent, Butler was reportedly seeking short-term offer sheets to maximize his earning potential when the salary cap begins to spike after the 2015-16 campaign. However, according to ESPN...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler can’t sign one-year contract unless it’s with Bulls

Jimmy Butler was reportedly hoping to leave the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a short-term deal with another team, but that is not going to happen. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Bulls made Butler — a restricted free agent — a Maximum Qualifying Offer on on Monday. The team also reportedly made a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler reportedly wants to leave Bulls, sign with Lakers

Jimmy Butler is a restricted free agent, meaning he can field offers from other teams but will have to remain with the Chicago Bulls if they match. Would he rather the Bulls just let him walk? According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Butler is hoping the Bulls let him leave to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler reportedly seeking short-term offer sheet

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler busted out in the 2014-15 season with averages of 20.0 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game en route to winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award. Establishing himself as one of the Association’s premier two-way talents, Butler is set to...Read MoreD
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler to Pursue Short-Term Offer Sheets

Jimmy Butler will be one of the most sought-after players of the summer, but the Chicago Bulls reserve the right to match any offer sheet that the restricted free agent signs. So, in an order to maximize his value for the future, Butler is preparing to pursue short-term contracts from other teams, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Although Butler can sign a five-year, ...
Via Sportsnaut
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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