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Butler cooled off in a big way Tuesday night, scoring 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds and two rebounds in 38 minutes.

Butler tied his lowest scoring output since Dec. 12 Tuesday night after four straight games with 20 or more points. He played nine more minutes than Derrick Rose, but took four less shots than the star point guard. Butler had a very good game Monday against the Raptors alongside Rose, but played 44 minutes. It's possible that Butler's disappointing night is attributable to fatigue after playing 82 minutes over the past two nights.

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Butler tied his season high for shot attempts, making 11 of his 21 shots for 31 points in a win over the Grizzlies, despite the Bulls missing Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson.

This is the third time this season that Butler has attempted 21 shots, and also made all nine of his free-throw attempts. He completed a double-double by grabbing 10 rebounds and he also had two steals. In 43 minutes, Butler didn't turn the ball over once. Owners who grabbed him in the middle of drafts this fall should feel great about how Butler's playing this season.

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Butler scored 35 points (11-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 9-10 FT) and added five rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block in 45 minutes of play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

Butler had command the entire game and he was their go to player down the stretch. When Derrick Rose (Illness) sits out for whatever reason, Butler will maintain top 10 player value - he is that good at this point in the season.

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Butler (illness) scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes Monday against the Hawks.

It should be no surprise that Butler logged heavy minutes yet again as he has played at least 40 minutes in a game 12 times this season. He's putting up big numbers and should continue to do so in his breakout season.

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Butler (illness) will take the floor Monday in Atlanta, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Despite enduring the flu, Butler put up a typical line Sunday against the Heat, recording 17 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-10 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, and one block in 36 minutes. Since he was unhindered, owners can expect much of the same for in the Bulls' current back-to-back set.

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Butler (illness) played through the flu Sunday against the Heat.

Butler was in charge of guarding former Bulls' player Luol Deng, and did so while playing through an illness. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks heading into Monday, there is no reason to believe he won't play near the 36 minutes he logged Sunday.

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Butler scored 23 points (9-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-9 FT), with eight rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.

The young star was at it again, doing anything and everything that was asked of him. Butler has been amazing for fantasy owners recently, and that's not a trend that we expect to see change anytime soon.

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Butler torched the Nets for 26 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-13 FT) to go with four rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Sunday.

Butler has been averaging a whopping 26.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals over the last three games. He has been fairly consistent all season long, and it appears he's poised to continue outplaying his average draft position, as long as he can remain healthy.

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Butler led the Bulls in minutes and points Friday against the Celtics, scoring 22 points (6-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT) in 41 minutes of play.

This was the third game in a row that Butler has scored over 20 points, and has scored 21 or more in seven of his past eight games. Owners who grabbed him in the middle rounds of drafts this fall should be very pleased.

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Butler scored a team-high 25 points (8-16 FG, 1-2 3P, 8-9 FT) with four steals, two rebounds and two assists in 44 minutes during Monday's win over the Jazz.

His breakout season continues. Butler has now scored 20 or more points in five of his last six games, averaging 22.0 points, 5.8 boards, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals over that stretch.