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VIDEO: Jimmy Butler Confirms Off-Season Plans

The most important piece to the Bulls off-season puzzle, at least from a personnel stance, is of course the re-signing of Jimmy Butler. As we know, Jimmy turned down the Bulls’ four-year, $40 million contract last November and decided to take a bet on himself. Well, Jimmy won that bet and will now have at least a few offers to consider this summer as he becomes a restricted free...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stacey King Thinks Dan Bernstein Is A Joke, Calls Rose/Butler Report Laughable

As the Chicago Bulls returned home after losing to Cleveland in Game 5, most fans thought this would setup the ultimate match-up in Game 7, but that didn’t happen. After an expected Game 6 blowout loss at the United Center, people are asking questions. “How did the Bulls lose by 21 points at home after most predicted them to win Game 6?” One report mentions a “feud” between...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler makes an adorable post on Instagram (PHOTO)

Jimmy Butler is about to get paid. The Chicago Bulls' shooting star made a much larger name for himself this past season, appearing in the All-Star game for the first time and pairing with Derrick Rose for one of most formidable backcourts in the Eastern Conference.Butler also happens to be a free agent this summer. His strength as a scorer and defender at one of the NBA's weakest...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Star Wars: Potential Celtic targets rumored to be feuding w/ teammates

In order to secure the services of a top free agent, the Boston Celtics will have to convince the player that their situation will be an improvement of their current one. One thing that might help that pitch? If that particular player literally can't stand one of their current teammates. Rumors are circulating that two potential Celtic targets, DeAndre Jordan and Jimmy Butler, might...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reported Friction between Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler Impacted Playoff Performance

Jimmy Butler #21 and Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls speak during a game against the Denver Nuggets on October 13, 2014 at United Center, Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: Gary Dineen/Getty Images) Professional basketball is a sport well known for hotheaded star players who squabble for the spotlight, and, for the Chicago Bulls, the simmering tension between top scorer...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

RUMOR: Bulls Game 6 Collapse Spurred By Rose-Butler Rift

People were grasping for reasons how in the world the Chicago Bulls could’ve come out so unprepared and flat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  They were at home.  Pau Gasol was back in the lineup and they could easily regain momentum by forcing the series to a seventh game against a Cavs team that was hurting. Instead?  They were...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tension exists between Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler

If the Chicago Bulls want their backcourt of the future to consist of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, the two superstars are going to have to work on learning to coexist. Dan Berstein of 670 The Score in Chicago reports that Rose became frustrated during Chicago’s blowout Game 6 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler Had Tension With Roles On Offense

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler have had a growing tension over the past few weeks as the two figure out who will be the Chicago Bulls' primary scorer. Butler was waved off by Rose on a few occasions in the first half of Game 6 before Rose allowed Butler to dominate the offense in the second half. Butler will be a restricted free agent this offseason and figures to sign a max contract.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: The Perfect Chicago Offseason

  (May 7, 2015 – Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls had a lot of injuries, but they had a strong regular season, winning 50 games, they were the 3rd seed in the East and they made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs, beating the Bucks in round 1 and losing to the Cavaliers in round 2. It seems...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is ‘gone’

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and his sources, Tom Thibodeau coached his final Bulls game on Thursday night. The story is the same no matter who you check with: Thibodeau and his front-office superiors John Paxson and Gar Forman, despite their public pronouncements to the contrary, are utterly done with each other. As one source close to the situation puts it: “Thibs is...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron says he loves facing Jimmy Butler

Every famous hero needs his foil. The Batman has Joker, Superman gets thwarted by Lex Luthor and Luke Skywalker had to fight through his evil daddy Anakin, aka Darth Vader.For LeBron James, the reigning king of the NBA, no one quite compares. But a rotating door of enemies has kept James busy and at his best over the years, with a new top LeBron-stopper emerging this postseason....
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavalier Film Room: LeBron James Posting for Mid-Range

In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Cleveland Cavaliers took their first series lead, lead by LeBron James’ 38 points without a single turnover. After falling behind 8-0, James got going—and did not stop. Of his 38, 24 came in the first half as he worked to establish his game from the inside-out rather than relying on his currently-faltering three-point shot...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! LeBron James is Singlehandedly Turning a Playoff Series

Through the first four games of their series, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls were tied at 2–2, with both teams stealing a victory on the other’s home court. Over those four games, LeBron James averaged 26.0 points. Under just about every circumstance, that’s a transcendent scoring average to sustain in the playoffs—just, this time, James was also averaging 26...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls’ Paul Gasol says he’s playing in Game 6

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol says he’s going to try and play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Gasol missed the past two games because of a strained left hamstring. “I made some good progress today,” Gasol said after the Bulls’ workout on Wednesday. “No residual pain from...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson on ejection: ‘I didn’t kick him at all’

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson was ejected from Game 5 on Tuesday night for what the referees ruled was a kick to Matthew Dellavedova early in the fourth quarter. Official Joey Crawford chose to issue a flagrant two and eject Gibson, who was showered and spat on by Cleveland fans as he left, when the Bulls were trailing 83-73.   “That’s what happens when you’re in...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls on the Brink: Looming Offseason Moves

It didn’t take long to determine how effective LeBron and his bum ankle would be in Game 5 Tuesday night. With no visible effects of Game 4’s ankle injury, he dropped an efficient 38 points in route to a victory in front of his home crowd. The bad news? LeBron is 7-1 in series when his team has led 3-2. You can’t help but wonder what awaits the Bulls after the season, which...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The one-two punch is back: Cavs vs. Bulls Game 5 Behind The Box Score

Many accused the Cavaliers of gaining a split through the first four games of this series largely on smoke and mirrors. It’s seems like everyone has been either out of the lineup or slowed due to injury. In Game 5, however, the 1-2 punch of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving returned to the wine and gold and carried them through. After a heated exchange, the Cavaliers extended their...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Is Your Father Music Video

Need a pick me up after that Chicago Bulls loss. Listening to this MC Froggy Fresh track titled ‘Jimmy Butler Is Your Father’ should cheer you up. The post Jimmy Butler Is Your Father Music Video appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe the mentor? Lakers expected to offer Jimmy Butler max deal this summer

The Lakers are expected to give restricted free agent Jimmy Butler a max contract offer. The sound you hear is Kobe rubbing his hands like Birdman. The post Kobe The Mentor? Lakers Expected To Offer Jimmy Butler Max Deal This Summer appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers expected to offer Jimmy Butler max contract

Jimmy Butler has developed into one of the top players in the NBA, so it’s no surprise that teams would be interested in him. According to a report, the Lakers are one of those teams. Real GM’s Shams Charania reports that the Lakers are among the teams expected to give Butler a max offer sheet...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers plan to pursue Bulls guard Jimmy Butler in free agency

There have been plenty of breakout performances in the NBA playoffs, but Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has been impressive playing big minutes on the wing and doing an admirable job covering LeBron James. Butler, who won the 2014-15 Most Improved Player award, will be a restricted free agent this offseason. That means Chicago has the ability to match any offer sheet Butler receives...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Lakers Are Coming For Jimmy Butler

Before the start of this season Jimmy Butler bet on himself and he’s about to win big. He turned down a four-year, $40 million deal from the Chicago Bulls and now he’s going to have a lot of suiters once he becomes a restricted free agent in the summer The Los Angeles Lakers are one of several teams that are getting ready to come for Butler. Shams Charania of RealGM reported...
Via Sports Mockery
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Relax Bulls Fans, Jimmy Butler Isn’t Going Anywhere

Without a doubt, in a season full of surprises for the Chicago Bulls, the biggest and best of the bunch was meteoric rise of young guard Jimmy Butler from reserve defensive specialist to complete superstar.  People thought he was crazy when he turned down an extension offer from the team prior to the 2014-2015 NBA season.  It was a major gamble on himself and, based on the numbers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavalier Film Room: The Fault in Our Stars

The Cavaliers, despite the struggles from their All-Stars in Game 3, had a great chance to steal homecourt back from the Bulls. Derrick Rose and his banked three at the buzzer made sure that did not happen. However, I feel that it’s a good sign that the wine and gold’s role players and defensive gameplan had them that close to victory on the road. The Cavaliers must take Game...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Plan To Pursue Jimmy Butler

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of several team preparing maximum-salary offer sheets for Jimmy Butler in free agency, league sources told RealGM. Butler will be a restricted free agent this summer after the Chicago Bulls were unable to sign him to an extension. The Bulls can offer Butler an extra season in his contract. Butler also won the NBA's Most Improved Player award this week.
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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