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JIMMY BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jimmy Butler loses a bet after missing his first game of the season

Jimmy Butler has played through injuries at various points during the season, but his decision to do so was for purely selfish reasons. Butler, you see, had a bet with his trainer that he would play in all 82 games, so he pushed through as long as he could. But after he was forced out of action Wednesday night against the Kings with tendinitis in his left knee, the bet has now been...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler scores 53 points, carries Bulls to OT win over 76ers

Had Jimmy Butler “only” scored 50 points in regulation on Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls would’ve lost to the Philadelphia 76ers. But Butler scored an incredible 51 points in regulation, and added two more points in overtime for a total of 53, to carry the Bulls to a 115-111 win in Philadelphia. And Butler scored those 53 points it in extremely efficient fashion: 15-30...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Derrick Rose pass torch to Jimmy Butler as Bulls’ cornerstone?

If you’ve followed the Chicago Bulls over the past several years, the narrative has been the same: If Derrick Rose could just stay healthy, this team could be a legitimate NBA title contender. Thanks to a 26-year-old shooting guard who’s taking the league by storm, it’s time to change that narrative. We’re talking, of course, about Jimmy Butler, who enters Thursday’s...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

How good is Jimmy Butler?

In case you missed it, Jimmy Butler scored 40 points in the second half against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, breaking Michael Jordan's Bulls record for points in a half. Yes, he only scored two points in the first half, but that doesn't take away from how celestially great that second half was. Forty points. In 24 minutes. That's 1.67 points per minute. Let's just take a second...
Via The Sports Quotient
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tension between Jimmy Butler, teammates is 'bad'

    The more we learn about the relationship between Jimmy Butler and his Chicago Bulls teammates, the more we get the impression that the worst is yet to come. In a recent appearance on Tim Bontemps’ “Posting Up” podcast, ESPN’s Nick Friedell spoke about some of the tension that currently exists in Chicago’s locker room. While much of the media attention has focused...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls players feel Jimmy Butler has become selfish

    The Chicago Bulls are off to a relatively slow start this season, and frustration appears to be increasing in the wake of their three-game losing streak. Does some of that frustration center around Jimmy Butler? In a lengthy feature about the chemistry issues the Bulls are having in head coach Fred Hoiberg’s first season, Zach Lowe of ESPN.com spent some time detailing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bulls' Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg have cleared the air

There has been evident tension between Bulls star Jimmy Butler and his new coach Fred Hoiberg recently. Butler couldn’t ignore the “elephant in the room” after he told the media post the Bulls 16 point loss to the Knicks on Friday that Hoiberg needed to be more vocal and call out players when they aren’t performing. So Sunday, the two men addressed the “elephant in the...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler doesn’t regret Fred Hoiberg criticism

    Jimmy Butler has no regrets over his recent criticism of Fred Hoiberg. Butler said on Saturday that Hoiberg needs to coach the Bulls “a lot harder.” He didn’t walk it back on Monday. “Do I regret it? No,” Butler told reporters after Monday’s shootaround, via ESPN.com. “A little frustrated after a loss, yeah, but then again, I put a lot of it on myself now...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler upset over coach's decision to rest him

    The Chicago Bulls have played poorly in the fourth quarter of several games this season, and that trend continued Wednesday night in a loss to the Boston Celtics. Jimmy Butler believes things would have gone differently if he wasn’t sitting on the bench at the start of the final 12 minutes. With the score tied at 75, the Celtics began the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler: ‘I don’t think we bring that fight every single night’

Although the Chicago Bulls have started the 2015-16 NBA season strong in the standings, star guard Jimmy Butler knows the roster is capable of much more at the beginning of games. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times notes Butler said the team is improving but has found itself going through the motions early on and expecting to simply pick up the intensity when it’s needed. ...
Via Sportsnaut
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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