Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 5 days ago

Butler scored 23 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT) with five rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Raptors.

He's picked up right where he left off since returning to action from his elbow injury, and Butler should produce big numbers for his fantasy owners down the stretch.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 7 days ago

Butler (elbow) scored 19 points (6-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-10 FT) with nine rebounds in 40 minutes during Monday's win over the Hornets.

His shooting left something to be desired, but otherwise it was a successful return to action for Butler after he missed 11 games. Get him back into your lineup ASAP.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 7 days ago

Butler (elbow) is starting Monday's game against the Hornets, NBA TV reports.

Butler's first appearance in 12 games has finally come to pass, and a lineup without Derrick Rose (knee) and Joakim Noah (general soreness) awaits him. Therefore, Butler and Pau Gasol should share the offensive burden Monday. Because a workload restriction hasn't been relayed, Butler could be subject to coach Tom Thibodeau's heavy hand, taking on his normal 39 minutes per contest.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 7 days ago

Butler (elbow) is expected to play Monday against the Hornets, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler has missed the Bulls' past 11 games due to an elbow injury, but will return to action Monday, barring an unforeseen setback in pre-game warm-ups. With Butler back in the fold, Tony Snell would figure to move back into a reserve role for Chicago.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 1 week ago

Butler (elbow) took part in Monday's shootaround and will likely suit up against the Hornets, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler sat out Saturday but was believed to have a good chance to return this week. While he hasn't been a confirmed member of the starting lineup Monday, he should be considered probable heading into the matchup. His status should be updated at some point before the opening tip-off, however, confirming one way or the other.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 1 week ago

Butler will remain out Saturday but "has a good chance" at returning this week, K.C Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler went through a full practice earlier in the week and is nearing a return, but will miss his 11th straight game Saturday. The earliest he could return would be Monday against Charlotte.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler (elbow) went through a full practice Thursday and is "getting closer," according to coach Tom Thibodeau, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler is unlikely to play Friday, but Johnson speculates that both Butler and Taj Gibson could play as soon as Saturday or Monday. A further update should be available following Friday's matchup with Toronto.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler (elbow) went through a full practice Tuesday, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.

Coach Tom Thibodeau intimated that Butler, as well as Taj Gibson, is nearing a return, though he did not put forth a target return date. There's a slight chance both could play Wednesday against Indiana, though Friday against Toronto or Saturday in Detroit seem more likely.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler (elbow) is yet to return to practice, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Butler has been out for two weeks with a sprained elbow. He was initially given a three-to-four week timetable, so he'll likely remain out for at least another week. He's been going through shooting and non-contact drills, but it's unclear when he'll be given the green light to go full speed.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 3 weeks ago

Butler (elbow is getting closer to returning to the Bulls' lineup, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Butler started taking shots Sunday prior to the game, and it sounds as though he may be ahead of the initial 3-4 week timetable. However, he'll likely need to get in a practice or two before rejoining the lineup.