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Could Nikola Mirotic win Most Improved Player award this season?

Jimmy Butler won the NBA's Most Improved Player award after seeing his scoring average jump almost seven points per game last season.  Sam Smith of Bulls.com wonders if Nikola Mirotic might be in line for a similar honor this season. "Nikola Mirotic finished a surprising runnerup in the Rookie of the Year voting last season. "Could he be ready to make a run at succeeding Jimmy Butler...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Chicago Bulls continue their run to a championship, they had a pretty solid last season which saw them make it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Bulls were lead by star guard Derrick Rose, forward Jimmy Butler, and center Joakim Noah along with the emergence of rookie forward Nikola Mirotic. Check out some of their best plays from last season in the below video clip...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Where Is The Respect People?

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. There is a lack of national respect for the Chicago Bulls this offseason. People seem to forget just how talented they are. There is talk about age, health, decline, chemistry, a rookie coach, but you cannot possibly make an argument that they aren’t at least the second best...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirotic dismisses reports of friction between Rose and Butler

    All the rumors about friction between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler apparently are overblown. At least that’s what Nikola Mirotic says. Mirotic, a 24-year-old forward who came over from Europe and played in a reserve role for the Chicago Bulls last season, told Hoops Hype that the two Bulls stars have a “very good” relationship. “Actually, I’m surprised that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler not satisfied

It may not seem like Jimmy Butler’s abilities are a secret anymore, not after last year’s breakout performance. But what if last year was just the beginning? Jimmy Butler Butler recently told the media what he’s been working on this summer. “First off, I think I am a point guard. So I’ve done a heck of a lot of ball screen work, ball handling, getting into the paint...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler wants to play some point guard next season

Jimmy Butler said he hopes to improve the on-court chemistry he shares with Derrick Rose, which seems particularly important after a rumored rift appeared to exist between the two near the end of last season. Spending time at the position that Rose plays wouldn't seem to be the best way to go about doing that.Butler has been working on improving his game, however, and hopes to play...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Takes Down Jimmy Butler In Shootout, Still Has Game (Video)

Could Michael Jordan be coming out of retirement again? Well, no, but evidently he still has some serious game. The five-time MVP had a little fun Sunday when Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler made a surprise guest appearance at his MJ Flight School. The two superstars participated in a shooting competition with the help of some campers. In classic fashion, MJ took a break...
Via NESN.com
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Shows He’s Still Got It Against Current Bulls Star During Youth Camp

Michael Jordan took on current Bulls star Jimmy Butler during his annual "Flight School" for youth basketball players.
Via Gamedayr
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

52-year-old MJ sinks Butler in shooting contest (with a kid's help)

The Chicago Bulls signed restricted free agent Jimmy Butler to a five-year, $95 million contract in July in large part because he’s viewed by just about everyone to be the franchise’s best point guard since Michael Jordan. The caveat, of course, that he is the best Bulls shooting guard since Jordan was actually playing with the Bulls (which he did until 1998). At 25 years old...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan defeats Jimmy Butler in shooting game at Michael Jordan Flight School

In the history of the sport of basketball, there are have been many clutch players but among the best has to be former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan. Over the weekend, Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler made an appearance at Michael Jordan Flight School basketball camp and along with a camper faced off against Jordan and another camper in a shooting game. As you might figure...
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August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan And Jimmy Butler Went One-On-One

Michael Jordan and Jimmy Butler played in a little shootout game during MJ’s Summer camp over the weekend. @chicagobulls Legend, #MichaelJordan and Phenom, @jimmybutler shoot it out at #MJFS • #MJFSXX • Michael Jordan Flight School A photo posted by Michael Jordan Flight School (@mjflightschool) on Aug 2, 2015 at 9:35am PDT The post Michael Jordan And Jimmy Butler...
Via Diehardsport
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Journal
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Denies Any Friction with Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls were able to get Jimmy Butler locked up to a long-term deal this offseason in free agency, and they are excited to get the 2015-16 season underway. Rumors have been swirling that Butler and star point guard Derrick Rose have had some friction between them, but in an interview with ESPN it was obvious that Butler doesn’t believe that there is any kind of issue...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 18, 2015  |  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
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: We don’t have any beef

David Banks-USA TODAY SportsChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said Wednesday that he and backcourt mate Derrick Rose never had any beef last season, just wanted to win. “The only reason that it came up is because we lost,” Butler said on ESPN’s “First Take”. “I don’t think we have any beef or whatever you want to call it. I think we just want to win. We didn’t win...
Via Sports-Glory
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler and six others extended mini-camp invitations for Team USA

With the Rio Olympics one year away, USA Basketball will start looking for players that will represent the country. USAB managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski are already putting their plans in place and have a good idea of who they want to try out for the team. While many of the players from the FIBA World Cup team will be back, there will be a few new...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Has Quite The Singing Voice

Fresh off a new contract, the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler shared off his vocal talents while singing Avant’s ‘separated’ song. and yall thought I couldn't sing. please. A video posted by Jimmy Butler (@jimmybutler) on Jul 14, 2015 at 3:39pm PDT The post Jimmy Butler Has Quite The Singing Voice appeared first on Diehardsport.
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls View Themselves as Being Title Contenders

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes for the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on February 27, 2015 at 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 of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Solving the Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose Relationship Conundrum key to Chicago Bulls’ Season

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls prepares to shoot a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals 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...
Via The Sports Journal
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Chicago Bulls Heading Toward a Year of Regression?

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 02: New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls really missed a golden opportunity in the 2015 playoffs. They caught lightning in a bottle with Jimmy Butler becoming an all-star and Derrick Rose surviving...
Via The Sports Journal
July 10, 2015  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg Optimistic, but is he Ready for Chicago Bulls?

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 02: New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agress that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ...
Via The Sports Journal
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Following Butler and Dunleavy Signings, Chicago Bulls Will Have Quiet Offseason

AUBURN HILLS, MI – MARCH 21: Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on March 21, 2015 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) While other teams around the NBA continue to chase big-name free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol, the Chicago Bulls have already...
Via The Sports Journal
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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