Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 5 days ago

Butler scored 31 points (10-19 FG, 3-9 3pt, 8-14 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 46 minutes Monday in Game 2 against the Bucks.

Butler hit several clutch shots Monday and was superb despite his struggles from the charity stripe. He will continue to log heavy minutes and have a big offensive role for the Bulls, making him a strong play in fantasy playoff leagues.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 7 days ago

Butler scored 25 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 35 minutes Saturday as the Bulls took Game 1 over the Bucks.

The 35 minutes counts as Tom Thibodeau resting Butler, who had averaged 39 minutes throughout the regular season, but his output was stellar as we've come to expect. A leading candidate for the Most Improved Player award, Butler is relishing the role as the Bulls' go-to player this season, making himself a lot of money in the process.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler (calf) had 15 points (3-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-12 FT) with six rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Saturday.

Butler missed the Thursday win over the Heat, but returned to have his worst shooting game in the last two months. Since Chicago is still vying with Toronto for the third seed in the East, Butler should play big minutes to round out the season.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler (calf) will play in Saturday's game against the Sixers, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Butler missed Thursday's game against the Heat but his left calf injury apparently isn't severe enough to hold him back from competition Saturday. He's yet to play less than 22 minutes in any game this season, making him a viable option across all formats against a lackluster Sixers squad.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Miami due to a left calf injury, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The ailment came out of nowhere, but Butler won't suit up Thursday. While the extent of the issue is unknown, Tony Snell is the likely candidate to start in Butler's stead. Consider Butler questionable for Saturday's outing against the Sixers.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 2 weeks ago

Butler scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Magic.

Derrick Rose's abbreviated return to the lineup didn't take anything away from Butler's production. Look for the duo to use the rest of the regular season to get back in sync in preparation for the playoffs.

Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.