Chicago Bulls’ Playoff Hopes in Jeopardy after Jimmy Butler Injury

The Chicago Bulls have announced that the team’s leading scorer will be sidelined for another 3-4 weeks.  Jimmy Butler sprained his left knee last Friday against the Denver Nuggets, where he was carted off the floor.  His presence will be sorely missed by a Bulls team currently sitting 7th in the Eastern Conference at 27-24. Butler is easily the team’s best all-around player...
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Is it time for the Chicago Bulls to blow things up?

The Chicago Bulls currently find themselves without All-Star guard Jimmy Butler for the next three-to-four weeks. They are also without the services of Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season and Nikola Mirotic for at least the next three weeks. All this comes on the heels of Chicago dropping 12 of its past 17 and falling to just three games over .500 following Monday’s 17...
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Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks with strained left knee

The Chicago Bulls are going to have to look elsewhere for their buckets these next few weeks. The team announced in a release on Tuesday that star swingman Jimmy Butler is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee. He is said to have initially suffered the injury in the second quarter of Friday night’s 115-110 loss to the Denver Nuggets (video here). Butler...
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Pau Gasol Replaces Jimmy Butler In All-Star Game

The NBA announced Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. For Gasol, it marks the second consecutive season that he has been named an All-Star and his sixth selection overall. The 35-year old Gasol has appeared in 48 games, where he has averaged 17.0 ppg, 10.9 rpg (third in the East; sixth in the NBA), 3.3 apg, 2.02 bpg (second; fifth) and 0.63 spg in 31...
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Bulls' Pau Gasol to replace teammate Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol will replace teammate Jimmy Butler in the 2016 All-Star Game, the NBA announced Tuesday.Butler will reportedly miss three to four weeks with a strained left knee, meaning he'll be forced to sit out Sunday's All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was tasked with finding a replacement, and he chose Gasol, who missed being voted in as a starter by...
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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend's All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol. The Bulls said Tuesday that Butler has begun rehabbing his knee and will focus on conditioning over the next few weeks. He was injured during Friday night's game at Denver. Butler was an All-Star reserve...
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Jimmy Butler will miss 3-4 weeks with knee strain

The Chicago Bulls have no luck when it comes to keeping players healthy. Jimmy Butler is now the latest Bulls player to need extended time off to recover from an injury. The Bulls announced Tuesday that the star shooting guard will miss between three and four weeks with a strained knee. As an aside, he’ll miss the upcoming NBA All-Star Game, meaning the Association will be sending...
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Hawks-Bulls Preview

Bruised and battered - physically and mentally - from a miserable trip, the Chicago Bulls return home looking to salvage something positive before the All-Star break. Things aren't as rough for the Atlanta Hawks, but they're also feeling frustrated following back-to-back defeats. The Bulls can avert their longest home skid in six years by avoiding a season-high fourth consecutive...
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Bulls still haven't set timetable for Jimmy Butler to return

Jimmy Butler left Friday night's game against the Nuggets with what appeared to be a scary knee injury. He remained down for several minutes, and was taken from the court in a wheelchair as a precaution.An MRI revealed no structural damage, but Butler has missed two straight games with the injury --both Bulls losses -- and the team has yet to place a timetable on when he might return...
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The Chicago Bulls are Struggling

The Chicago Bulls are crawling into the All-Star break as they sit with a 27-24 record, good enough for seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are currently in the midst of a three game losing streak after taking a 108-83 loss at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets Monday night. The Bulls were without stars Jimmy Butler, out with a left knee strain, and Derrick Rose, out with...

Walker scores 30 as Hornets beat Bulls, 108-91

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and the Charlotte Hornets led from the start and beat the Chicago Bulls 108-91 on Monday night. Nicolas Batum had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 20 points and Spencer Hawes added 13 for the Hornets, who won their third straight over the Bulls at home. Pau Gasol finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds...
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Rose and Butler are building blocks for the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls currently are struggling to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference and have shown no signs of improvement. They now hold a record of 27-23 and are in sixth place in the conference. At this point, moving players like Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, before the trade deadline, is very possible. In spite of this though, Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler have been absolutely great. Over...
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It is just all bad for the Chicago Bulls

I have very fond moments of the Chicago Bulls, but as of late, love is the last feeling I want to express in regards to this team. Opponents day by day are dismantling this Bulls squad. They lost to the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves, which speaks volumes. Implosion is only a matter of time as the front office and players can only suppress their disgruntlement for so...
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Bulls-Hornets Preview

Nicolas Batum is finally healthy, and that can spell bad news for a Chicago Bulls team missing its most important player. Batum looks to exploit the absence of Jimmy Butler and continue giving Chicago fits as the Charlotte Hornets host the Bulls on Monday night. Batum, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.9 points per game, has missed eight of Charlotte's last 19 games with...
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Bulls fade at Minnesota with Jimmy Butler out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS — It didn't take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they're going to miss Jimmy Butler. With the All-Star and defensive stopper back at home thanks to an injured knee, Wiggins torched the rest of the Bulls' perimeter defense during a dazzling display down the stretch. Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds and the...
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Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night. Trailing by five with 2:30 to play, the Wolves closed the game with a 12-0 surge to win it. Wiggins scored the final six of the run, including a pullup jumper with 20 seconds to go that gave...
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Zach LaVine soars for incredible alley-oop slam dunk against Bulls

As we near the start of the All-Star weekend in Toronto, Minnesota Timberwolves Zach LaVine will look to defend his title in the slam dunk contest. Tonight, the Timberwolves faced off against the Chicago Bulls and in the fourth quarter of action, LaVine was able to rise up for alley-oop dunk from teammate Shabazz Muhammad: Zach LaVine, everybody! *** LaVine Alley-Oop Dunk [The...
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Why are the Chicago Bulls so inconsistent?

Derrick Rose was selected as the first overall draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft. Since his rookie year, Rose was deservingly looked at as the leader and star of the team. In his rookie year, he averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds a game. Also, he was a consistent shooter from the field and free throw line and led the team in scoring 18 times....
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Bulls' Butler has strained left knee, no ligament damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Chicago Bulls are breathing a sigh of relief after an MRI exam revealed that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler has a strained left knee and no ligament damage. Butler was injured Friday night against the Denver Nuggets and needed to be wheeled off the court in the second quarter. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the team initially feared he could be lost for an extended period...
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Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

DENVER (AP) Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury. Butler was fouled near the basket by the Nuggets' Joffrey Lauvergne and fell awkwardly to the floor with 1:06 remaining in the second quarter. He was examined by medical personnel before getting to his feet and...
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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...
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Bulls' Jimmy Butler taken off court in wheelchair after hard fall

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler was taken off the court in a wheelchair after a hard fall Friday night at Denver. More details to come.  
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Chicago Bulls: How Bobby Portis can help

The Chicago Bulls have not played poorly lately, but they certainly have not played at a high level either. While they have won games against tough competition such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, they still have not been able to make a substantial run that would solidify them as a strong team. They have shown the ability to beat good teams, but they have not been able to do that with...
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Pau Gasol calls out Bulls for selfish play

The Chicago Bulls got back on the right track with a win Wednesday night, but veteran leader Pau Gasol didn’t mince words in interviews before the game, citing a lack of team-first play as the reason they continue to struggle. Sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference at 27-21 and looking sluggish at best with a 16-13 record against teams in that bracket, Gasol hasn’t been a stranger...
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The Frustration That is the Chicago Bulls

Sports can have a way of testing existing presumptions. It’s easy to be comfortable with the status quo when things are unfolding as planned. But the NBA is a league in constant flux. Not everything follows script and change at both the coaching and player level is inevitable. The Chicago Bulls are a team that has recently navigated a period of considerable change in bringing...
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