Jimmy Butler Needs to Prove He is More Than Just a Great Defender

Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler is arguably the best wing defender in the NBA right now. Defensively, not many players in the league can touch him; offensively, he is still a work in progress entering his 4th NBA season. Don’t get me wrong, Butler’s PPG have increased every year he has been in the NBA. Last season Butler averaged a career high 13.1 PPG, but he also averaged...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Re-Sign Jimmy Butler By Training Camp

Chicago Bulls: Re-Sign Jimmy Butler By Training Camp By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Bulls’ best perimeter player, Jimmy Butler has played in 3 NBA seasons and is eligible for an extension this offseason. The only 3 season player who has re-signed this offseason is Kyrie Irving who received a max contract and just about a handful of these players are signed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Why Jimmy Butler is the X-factor

To borrow a line from country music star Gary Allen, “Every storm runs out of rain,” Jimmy Butler’s life has symbolized that and then some. Butler has overcome an insurmountable amount of troubles throughout his childhood and has remarkably become a successful NBA player after only his third season. Jimmy Butler often was the unsung hero after many of the Bull’s victories...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls owner on rift between front office, Derrick Rose: ‘It is pure malicious fiction’

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged Thursday that there is tension between some members of his camp and members of the team’s organization. “I know it’s been there,” Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I heard there were some upset people. I’m happy I didn’t personally see it. I don’t want to see that. I kind of wonder where it was coming from because it seemed...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Withdraws From USA Camp With Groin Injury

Jimmy Butler has withdrawn from USA Basketball training camp with a slight groin injury. Butler is entering his fourth NBA season with the Chicago Bulls and is now eligible for a contract extension.
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Chicago Bulls: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elwo: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Bulls are the rare NBA contender that will have 2 different starters this season, technically 3 if you include Derrick Rose’s return, but after their excellent offseason adding multiple big pieces their starting 5 and bench will be much better next season. PG: Derrick Rose - Rose...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls, Wolves Discussing Kevin Love Trade

The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a trade that would send Kevin Love to the Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler, according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are also interested in acquiring Kevin Love. The Cavs are reportedly offering... The post Bulls, Wolves Discussing Kevin Love...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: Jimmy Butler named to USA select team

Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls has been named to the USA Select Team. The Select Team has hosted current US greats like Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in the past and is a crucial step for representing the US in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball and possibly the Olympics. Butler saw a breakout season in 2013, averaging 13 points, 1 3PT shot, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. Being...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott Make USA Select Team

Posted to The One And OnlyThe Buckets Brothers, Jimmy Buckets and Dougie McBuckets, will represent the Chicago Bulls on Team USA Basketball’s 2014 Select Team. The team will help get Derrick Rose and the main roster ready for the FIBA World Cup next week in Las Vegas. The USA team will play an exhibition against Brazil on August 16th en route to the FIBA World Cup, which begins...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: No Melo, no problem

Well, I can’t say I didn’t see that coming… Carmelo Anthony has revealed his final decision and he is re-signing with the New York Knicks. I’m really not surprised. I don’t know how anyone can turn down a chance to be part of a team that is being built by Phil Jackson. Jackson must have given Anthony a great vision for the future because the Knicks are definitely not going...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Executive Thinks Jimmy Butler is Worth Max Contract

Free agency has begun, and it’s your annual reminder that there will always be terrible contracts thrown around. Guys are constantly overpaid, and some of the deals are just flat out laughable. If Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls ever hits the open market, he could be a prime example. Butler is a nice player, particularly on the defensive end. He competes as hard as anyone, and...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Grading the 2014 Draft

The Chicago Bulls never cease to amaze me, and yesterday was no exception. Draft Grade: B+ In last night’s draft, the Bulls ended up trading both of their first round picks for the Denver Nuggets’ 11th overall pick. The Nuggets selected Creighton forward Doug McDermott with the 11th pick while the Bulls selected Jusuf Nurkic with the 16th pick and Gary Harris with the 19th pick...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the Chicago Bulls Starting Five for the 2014-2015 Season

With the draft now over, and free agency about to begin, the Chicago Bulls could wind up with a starting five that looks a lot different than it did just one year ago.  The Bulls will look to make moves to improve their roster, especially their starting five, and will expect some progression at point guard, with the return of their once-star Derrick Rose.  Here is my projected...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: 2014 NBA Draft targets

Well folks, it’s that time of year again, NBA draft time. The Chicago Bulls have struck gold many times throughout their history and hopefully this draft will bring another future contributor. This year, the Bulls have three picks in the draft. They own the 16th, 19th, and 49th picks. The Bulls received the 16th pick from the Charlotte Bobcats (Hornets now) in exchange for forward...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls trying to move up

The Chicago Bulls are looking to move up and get a higher draft pick in the highly touted 2014 NBA draft according to the Chicago Sun-Times:Wiki Commons"There was speculation that the Bulls were looking to use their Nos. 16 and 19 first-round picks to trade up in the draft, but one NBA source said the team is having trouble finding a partner. "It's not surprising that...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Receives Honor For His Stellar Defense

Posted to Randy Brown's Bulls Championship RingEvery Chicago Bulls fan knew that Jimmy Butler was an excellent defender, now everyone will know as Butler was named to the All-Defensive Second Team. NBA announces Joakim Noah made 1st team All-Defense at center. Jimmy Butler made the second team. — Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) June 2, 2014 59 total views, 59 views today ...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls should hang on to Jimmy Butler & Taj Gibson

The Chicago Bulls are in the market to acquire a superstar and expected to heavily pursue both New York Knicks’ star Carmelo Anthony and Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love. Of course with the giant contract of Derrick Rose and the hefty deal Joakim Noah has, that could mean losing a few good pieces to have enough cap space to afford a player like Anthony or Love...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene Suspended For Game 4

The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards big man Nene for Game 4 against the Bulls for his altercation with Jimmy Butler during Game 3. The league office reviewed whether any players came off the bench during the fight, but no other action appears to be pending. From NBA: Washington Wizard’s forward-center Nene has been suspended one game without pay for head-butting and grabbing...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Nene Suspended After Altercation with Jimmy Butler

During Game 3 on Friday night, Washington Wizards’ Nene Hilario was ejected from the game as he went head to head (literally) with Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler. The altercation was initiated by Nene as he gave a forearm shiver to Jimmy Butler after a made basket. As if head-butting him was not enough, Nene also grabbed Butler’s neck and at one point even winded up for a punch...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene suspended for Game 4

Nene will be suspended for a key Game 4 between the Wizards and the Bulls. With 8 minutes to go in the 4th quarter Nene was in a battle with the Bulls Jimmy Butler. Nene seemed to grab Butler, for that he was tossed from the game. Nene could end up costing his team the series. Check it out on video below. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene Suspended After Head Butt Incident

Chicago Bulls Basketball – If you missed it, Washington Wizards center Nene suspended ONE game for the head butt incident from Game 3 with Jimmy Butler. Nene grabbed forward Jimmy Butler around the neck and attempted to throw him to court which lead to an injection and a corresponding resurgence from the Chicago Bulls. Nene Head Butt Video Nene suspended for Game 4 as #Bulls try...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Nene Suspended For Game 4

Washington Wizards’ power forward Nene has been suspended one game for headbutting Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler during an altercation late in game three. League announces that Nene is suspended for tomorrow's Game 4. — Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) April 26, 2014 Washington opened the series by taking the first two games in Chicago and Nene was a beast in both outings.
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards’ Nene Suspended for Game 4

Washington Wizards center Nene has been suspended for Game 4 of the team’s Eastern Conference Playoff series against the Chicago Bulls after his physical confrontation with Jimmy Butler in Game 3. Nene grabbed Butler’s neck and appeared to wind up for a punch before the two were separated by teammates. The NBA has suspended Wizards F Nene for Game 4 against the Bulls for his...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene suspended one game for head-butting Jimmy Butler

Wizards forward Nene will miss Game 4 after being suspended for grabbing and head-butting Bulls guard Jimmy Butler in Game 3. The play happened with 8:28 left in the fourth quarter as Nene tangled with Butler, then proceeded to grab him around the head/neck and pulled him into his forehead. Nene was ejected for the play. Butler received a technical.
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene Suspended For Game 4 Vs. Bulls For Altercation With Jimmy Butler (Video)

The NBA announced Saturday that Wizards forward Nene has been suspended for Game 4 (without pay) of the team’s first round series against the Bulls Sunday for his altercation with Jimmy Butler in Game 3 which resulted in his ejection from the game. Nene and Jimmy Butler got into a heated scuffle during the fourth quarter of Game 3 at the Verizon Center Friday night after the Wizards...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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