2/6/16 Daily Basketball News & Notes

The Chicago Bulls will undoubtedly be without Jimmy Butler tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, so I’m looking at E’Twuan Moore. The last time Butler missed a game Moore started and had 24 points, five rebounds and four assists. Shooting guard is a position where you can “punt” and not spend a lot of money to […]
Via Legion Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Pau Gasol missed Friday’s game against the Nuggets due to a hand injury. During the second quarter, another important member of the Bulls left with an ailment of his own. While driving to the basket, Jimmy Butler was fouled and landed awkwardly on his lower back/hip area. Prior to making contact with the floor, Butler’s right knee appears to buckle. After being helped to his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Portland Trail Blazers Trade CJ McCollum?

Starting with tonight’s game against Charlotte, Portland has seven games remaining before the NBA Trade Deadline on February 18th. And if some fans and pundits get their way, Portland’s first game after the deadline could look very different. And that starts with the question of whether GM Neil Olshey should seriously consider moving CJ McCollum, even if Cleveland forward and...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Butler, In Philly, With The Hammer

...The Sixers don't have a Clue, that's for sure! On a night of comebacks where we saw the Spurs come back from their largest deficit at home to beat the Cavs, we also saw the Bulls down more than 20 in the 2nd quarter and 16 at half come back and just obliterate the Sixers in the 2nd half and overtime by unleashing the Godzilla. "God" the key word in that one! Jimmy Butler just...
Via Razzball Basketball
24 days 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
24 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
January 07, 2016  |  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
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose destroys Bucks defense with great dribble-drive layup

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose turned back the clock in Tuesday night’s game against the Bucks. With all the talk about the team leaning on Jimmy Butler and not needing him anymore, Rose stepped up and showed flashes of 2010 in the team’s most recent game. He finished with 16 points and six assists, and he sliced and diced his way through Bucks defenders on one particular play...
Via The Sports Daily
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Suns show Lakers how to really stink with 22-point half

Suddenly, it looks like the Lakers need a lesson in tanking. Hopefully they were taking notes on Sunday night.The Suns teaching one helluva lesson in futility.When the final horn sounded, Los Angeles had a 97-77 victory at Staples Center, L.A.’s third straight win. To put that into perspective, the Lakers had only five wins all season prior to this run. But the number that will...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler: Hoiberg is 'holding me accountable'

Things didn't get off to a great start between new head coach Fred Hoiberg and the rest of the Bulls this season.The transition has been a rocky one, and the problems have mainly been centered around Jimmy Butler, who has not only become the team's best player, but has asserted himself as its leader, as well. Butler called out Hoiberg for not coaching hard enough earlier in the...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Tips In a Dramatic OT Game Winner

Jimmy Butler capped off his night perfectly, by converting on a game-winning alley-oop from Pau Gasol for his 28th point of the night to sink Indiana in overtime. After the game, Butler broke down the Bulls well executed final play. “Because people got to guard Pau,” Butler said. “If Pau’s open, Pau’s going to shoot it. Not only is he going to shoot it, he’s probably...
Via Hooped Up
December 31, 2015  |  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 wants Fred Hoiberg to coach Bulls harder

Jimmy Butler was not happy with his team following a 107-91 loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday, and he made that known after the game. Butler, who scored just 12 points as the team shot 39.4 percent from the field, said he wants coach Fred Hoiberg to be harder on the players. Here is Jimmy Butler calling out coach Fred Hoiberg after #Bulls' loss: pic.twitter.com/HBt7iRYM7q...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Identity Concept

Artist Hadi Alaeddin from Amman, Jordan created this dope identity concept for up and coming Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. Reflecting the move Jimmy Buckets made from the three stripes to Jordan Brand. His concept includes branding on Air Jordan kicks and apparel. The post Jimmy Butler Identity Concept appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler putting in extra work to try to fix his shot

Jimmy Butler's shooting had gone missing over his previous two games, a stretch where he combined to shoot just 8-of-30 from the field.So, in an effort to turn things around, Butler hit the floor at the United Center three hours before Monday's tip-off against the Sixers. Via K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune:Butler has always credited hard work for elevating him to where he is...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler ‘Buckets’ Caricature Art

Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler aka Jimmy Buckets illustrated by Muideen Ogunmola aka Blocknation. The post Jimmy Butler ‘Buckets’ Caricature Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
December 14, 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. Butler told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Bulls fans said - 12/9/15

The Celtics entered the 4th tied with the Bulls 75-75, but took an early advantage and lead for most of the quarter. The Bulls, or should I say the Jimmy's, didn't go quietly though. Jimmy Butler finished with 36 points and really carried the team throughout the night, but none more so than in the final minutes, scoring 17 in the final 6:07. Bulls fans seemed to take notice he is...
Via Celtics Life
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jimmy Butler lip-synching to country music at practice

Everyone knows Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler as an excellent slashing scorer who also plays great D, but did you ever imagine him as a fan of Florida Georgia Line? Neither did I, at least not until this video of him lip-synching to them at practice surfaced on Instagram. If anyone wonders how @jimmybutler gets hyped before work outs. Here’s a live look lmaoooooo...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler dealing with heel injury

Jimmy Butler has appeared in all 15 of the Bulls' games this season, and is averaging 36.9 minutes per contest.But all of that could change if the heel injury he's been dealing with since the Nov. 20 loss to the Warriors gets any worse.Butler is unquestionably the Bulls' best player, and consistently sets the tone with his play on both ends of the floor. The team will be in trouble...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers get revenge, spank Bulls 104-92

The Indiana Pacers had won 6 of 7 games entering tonight’s game against the Bulls at home, the team that handed them their only L during that stretch. For those who don’t remember, it was a one-point loss that came when Jimmy Butler blocked Paul George’s jumper just before the buzzer. And so this rematch was a litmus test for this new team after a surprisingly strong start...
Via Pacers Pulse
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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