Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness: 'Ha ha'

    Boston Herald "It’s novel, the idea of someone questioning Marcus Smart’s toughness. The Celtics guard certainly never heard something like it before when, after his brief nose-to-nose chat with Jimmy Butler in Game 4, the Bulls forward later said, “He is a great actor, acting tough. That is what he does. But..." April 25

  • Jimmy Butler Rips Marcus Smart for 'Acting Tough' With Him: 'He's Not About That Life'

    Complex "The post-game interviews following NBA playoff games this season have been entertaining to say the least. From Grizzlies coach David Fizdale’s now-legendary "Take that for data!" rant last week to Russell Westbrook’s verbal altercation with an Oklahoma City columnist following a game on Sunday..." April 24

  • Jimmy Butler remains confident he can propel Bulls past Celtics

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler remains confident that he can help propel the Bulls past the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, even after a disappointing Game 3 loss on Friday night in which Butler scored just 14 points, going 7-for-21 from the field, and failed to go to the free..." April 22

  • A new ‘Big Three’ being unleashed? Dwyane Wade says not exactly

    Chicago Sun-Times "Celtics all-everything point guard Isaiah Thomas won’t have a growth spurt before Game 3 on Friday. He’ll still be 5-9 – and that’s measuring him on a good day. Bulls all-purpose All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t about to shrink, and center Robin Lopez won’t lighten up on the rebounding anytime..." April 20

  • Butler, Wade, Rondo met by themselves for an hour before Game 2

    CSN Chicago "Halfway to history, leaving nothing to chance. The TD Garden was the Bulls' personal playpen on Tuesday night in their decisive 111-97 win, as the veteran leaders sensed before the game an opportunity was upon them and weren't going to leave anything to chance. They wanted to make the..." April 20

  • Dwyane Wade compares game of Jimmy Butler to LeBron James'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played with LeBron James long enough to know how overwhelming James can be on both ends of the floor. After watching Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler's monster performance against the Celtics on Sunday, he was ready to compare his current teammate to his old..." April 17

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler looks forward to guarding Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler says he is looking forward to the challenge of guarding Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas in their upcoming playoff series, which begins Sunday night in Boston. "I look forward to that matchup," Butler said after Friday's practice. "Especially..." April 15

  • Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer's biggest prizes

    CBS Sports "NBA free agency this summer is light on likely star players who are going to be available. Russell Westbrook signed an extension. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are back with the Warriors no matter what. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to re-sign. So if you want to sign a star, where do..." April 04

  • Butler Rumored to Be 'As Good as Gone' from Bulls After Season

    Bleacher Report "After being the subject of trade rumors in February, Jimmy Butler could be nearing the end of his six-year tenure with the Chicago Bulls. Per Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, citing a front office source, Butler is "as good as gone" from Chicago after this season. Adrian Wojnarowski of The..." March 30

  • Scout: Butler, Wade, Rondo ignore Fred Hoiberg’s plays

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a perception Fred Hoiberg watches helplessly as Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo run roughshod over the coach, the Bulls organization and even sometimes each other. Is this more evidence of that or just confirmation bias? Ken Berger of Bleacher Report: Yet the belief..." March 14

  • Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler Seem Stuck With Each Other in Chicago For Another Season

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, 100-80. When you consider the Bulls scored just 9 points in the first quarter, that’s not so bad! Chicago has lost 5 straight and 6 of 7 and are now #10 in the Eastern Conference, right behind the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat? Didn’t one of the..." March 13

  • Cleveland Cavaliers GM, thought Boston Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler at trade deadline

    Mass Live "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believed at one point during the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics might land both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. During a podcast appearance with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Griffin fielded a question regarding a report the Cavaliers were on pins..." March 07

  • Jimmy Butler says Dwyane Wade's son won't stop talking trash while playing 1-on-1

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler played one-on-one with Dwyane Wade’s 15-year-old son Zaire, who we’ve long known has game, for the first time earlier this week. Wade mentioned it on Snapchat, and Zaire shared the moment with his followers. Butler told For The Win that his Bulls teammate’s son is very talented —..." March 04

  • Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Chicago Bulls despite rumors swirling he could have been shipped out of town ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. With the dust still settling post-deadline, Butler now finds himself on a squad without Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott and three new..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • Jimmy Butler to Celtics getting real; Crowder the sticking point

    CBS Sports "Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge wants to nab Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler before Thursday’s trade deadline, and the “main sticking point” is not which draft pick (or picks) are included in the deal, but whether or not forward Jae Crowder will be involved, according to TNT’s David Aldridge,..." February 23

  • Bulls telling teams they're not interested in trading Butler

    NESN "Jimmy Butler shouldn’t pack his bags just yet. Butler has been the subject of trade rumors for a while, and those rumors have intensified with Thursday’s NBA trade deadline fast approaching. It sounds like the Chicago Bulls might keep their superstar when the dust settles, though, unless..." February 21

  • Are Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler being shopped?

    USA Today "The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings started the NBA’s trade deadline season with a monster of a blockbuster trade. What’s next? Who’s next? You’re going to hear a lot about Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler going to the Boston Celtics, who have the assets to make this happen. But..." February 21

  • Celtics, Bulls have discussed trade involving Jimmy Butler

    CSN Chicago "Buckle up, Bulls fans. The trade deadline is four days away and the potential for a blockbuster trade involving the Bulls appears to be on the table. That's according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, who said on his Woj Report on Saturday night that the league's biggest trade deadline..." February 19

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler on trade talks: 'Nothing I can do about it'

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler speaks his mind and sometimes, he admits, it causes him trouble. But he’s open and honest when asked questions, which is refreshing in the world of playerspeak that often devolves into tired clichés and little substance. But Butler isn’t too open about his view on the chatter that..." February 18

  • Jimmy Butler on who he would play with if he had the choice: Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler has played with some pretty solid players in the NBA, but when the Chicago Bulls star was asked on Friday who he would pick to play with if he had the choice, with no other considerations attached, he went for one dude: Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. Now don’t get too rattled..." February 18

  • Bulls would likely accept ‘Godfather’ offer for Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "It’s not a secret that the Chicago Bulls are going through a season of turmoil. The team is also struggling to remain viable in the Eastern Conference Playoff race heading into the All-Star break. They currently sit at 26-29 and closer to the second-worst record in the conference than a top-four..." February 15

  • Celtics Pursuing Paul George, Jimmy Butler Deals

    NESN "The Boston Celtics need another superstar to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship. As the Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, it appears Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge still is aiming high..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler is all for helping his front office add Carmelo

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler talked to Carmelo Anthony three days ago. It was a “catch-up’’ call, according to Butler on Wednesday. What it should have been was a recruiting call, letting Anthony know that he’s still welcomed in a Bulls uniform if he goes ahead and waives that no-trade clause to escape New..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler on trade rumors: ‘I don’t care’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler continues to hear his name come up in trade rumors as the Feb. 23 deadline approaches, and the Chicago Bulls have yet to deny that they are interested in moving their best player. How does that make him feel? When asked on Monday if he is bothered by the Bulls not declaring him..." February 07

  • Bulls' Butler considered day to day after MRI on heel

    CBS Sports "Butler (heel) is considered day-to-day after getting an MRI to examine his bruised heel, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Butler was a late scratch from Friday's matchup against the Rockets, though his injury doesn't appear overly serious given the day-to-day designation." February 05

  • How Bulls Allegedly Spying on Jimmy Butler & Other Players Has Hurt Their Locker Room

    Black Sports Online "The Chicago Bulls have been a complete and utter disaster to put it kindly. After acquiring Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade, this team instantly didn’t have a true identity. Currently, Chicago sits at (25-25), which places them as the 7th seed in the eastern conference. Recently, Wade and Butler..." February 04

  • Rip Hamilton can relate to Jimmy Butler's locker room spying claims in Chicago

    CBS Sports "CBS Sports NBA analyst Richard "Rip" Hamilton provided some context for the recent report about Chicago Bulls assistant coach Randy Brown "spying" on players for the front office. A day after the Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Bulls star Jimmy Butler "warned new players that if..." February 03

  • Bulls inquiring about 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor, per sources

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls have been active with the trade deadline approaching, and they've inquired about the availability of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, multiple league sources tell CSNChicago.com. Okafor, a Chicago native in his second season, has fallen victim to both a numbers game in..." February 03

  • Jimmy Butler warning new Bulls about front office 'spying' in locker room

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler developed a bit of amnesia Wednesday when asked about a story told by ESPN radio personality Ryen Russillo. According to Russillo, “[A member of the] front office went to Butler [in 2014] and said, ‘If you don’t sign this extension, we’re going to play Tony Snell over you. We are..." February 02

  • Bulls Threatened To Cut Jimmy Butler's Minutes If He Didn't Sign Extension In 2014

    Real GM Basketball "When Jimmy Butler was eligible for a contract extension in 2014, the Chicago Bulls made him a low offer and threatened to cut his playing time if he didn't accept it. "Jimmy Butler after his third year, scored about 13 points a game," said Russillo. "He's going to hit, right? Wow. What a great..." February 01

  • Celtics trade rumors: Rival executives believe Jimmy Butler conversations could be reopened with Chicago

    Mass Live "Some rival executives believe the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls will reopen discussions about Jimmy Butler prior to next month's trade deadline, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reported Monday night. Late last week, a league source suggested Butler did not appear to be on the trade market..." January 31

  • Dwyane Wade And Jimmy Butler Got Benched For Lashing Out At The Bulls

    Dime Magazine "Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg announced that Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler would come off of the bench for Friday’s game against the Heat for disciplinary reasons. Wade and Butler have both been extremely critical of the team and the perceived lack of effort from their teammates of late as the Bulls..." January 28

  • Bulls' Role Players Believe Butler, Wade Playing 'Buddy Ball'

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have had struggles both on and off the court since their strong start to the season. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade were critical of the Bulls' younger players this week, which prompted a sharp response from Rajon Rondo on Instagram. "The Bulls are full of unhappy players,"..." January 28

  • Following Rajon Rondo's 'my vets' post, Dwyane Wade says, 'no hard feelings'

    CBS Sports "As it turns out, having "three alphas" on your team may not work. Addressing a a pointed Instragram post from Bulls guard Rajon Rondo which called out Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler, Wade responded on Friday. The whole thing started when Wade and Butler blasted the Bulls after a 119-114 loss to..." January 27

  • Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler’s ire directed at Nikola Mirotic and Michael Carter-Williams

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo's answer didn't create headlines like the scorched Earth comments from Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler indicting their teammates' commitment, care level and work ethic did late Wednesday night. But Rondo's one-word reply from just more than 24 hours earlier in Orlando should be equally..." January 27

  • Rondo puts Wade, Butler on blast, questions their leadership

    NBA.com "Bulls guard Rajon Rondo criticized Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram rant Thursday for questioning the team's desire. Rondo fired back one day after Chicago's stars went off following a rough loss to Atlanta. Though he didn't mention Wade and Butler by name, it seemed clear he was..." January 27

  • Evan Turner thinks Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler & Dwyane Wade should settle their beef in the boxing ring

    Believe The Hype "Just when you thought that Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas had the best WWE style feud in the NBA right now, Rajon Rondo had to have his ‘hold my beer’ moment then put his team-mates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade on blast over their comments after the Chicago Bulls loss to the Atlanta Hawks..." January 27

  • Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler seem to have had it with their Bulls teammates

    Chicago Tribune "Congratulations to whoever had game No. 47 in the pool for Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler to unleash their simmering frustrations with a flawed roster. That the Bulls blew a 10-point lead in the final three minutes to fall to the Hawks for a seventh straight time, 119-114, just gave their..." January 26

  • Jimmy Butler on Bulls' recent poor play: 'It's terrible basketball'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out an apology to fans after an embarrassing 102-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Wade's frustration came after another poor performance by the Bulls in which they were outscored by 22 in the first quarter and trailed by 29 at the..." January 21

  • Wade's future with Bulls may hinge on Butler

    ESPN "As Dwyane Wade waits to see which direction the Bulls' front office goes in advance of next month's trade deadline, the future Hall of Famer told ESPN that Jimmy Butler's future will play a large part in whether he decides to stay in Chicago. Sources told ESPN that there continues to be debate..." January 19

  • Jimmy Butler: Being voted All-Star starter would mean ‘absolutely nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler doesn’t give a hoot about your #NBAVote. Before Tuesday’s game against Dallas, Butler, who was selected to his second career All-Star team last year and attended the festivities despite being injured, said that being voted an All-Star starter this year would mean “absolutely..." January 18

  • The complicated notion of the Bulls looking to move Jimmy Butler

    CBS Sports "Last June, things got a little nutty in the trade rumor mill, as word started to circulate that the Bulls were shopping Jimmy Butler. The rumors suggested that the Wolves, with Butler's old coach Tom Thibodeau, were maneuvering to offer the No. 5 pick, which became Kris Dunn, for Butler in a..." January 10

  • Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Butler led the Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 38.0 points..." January 09

  • Wade: Jimmy Butler 'playing out of this world'

    ESPN "While amazing performances continue to come out of Oklahoma City, Houston and elsewhere, Dwyane Wade says he believes Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler shouldn't take a backseat to any of them. "He's playing as good as anybody in the league right now," Wade told ESPN.com on Saturday after the..." January 08

  • Bulls not shopping Jimmy Butler

    The Athletic "Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is playing the best basketball of his career right now. A fourth-quarter takeover in Cleveland on Wednesday night led to a road win over the Cavaliers, two days after Butler scored 52 points in a Monday win over the Charlotte Hornets. But despite his recent dominance,..." January 07

  • Report: Bulls have made Jimmy Butler available for trade

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Thursday afternoon report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls may be looking to reshape their roster sooner than expected. Per the Thursday afternoon report, the Bulls have made swingman Jimmy Butler available for a trade while reportedly making it known that the..." January 05

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls putting too much pressure on Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade believes the Bulls are putting too much pressure on Jimmy Butler late in games. Speaking after a 107-97 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday -- a game that saw Butler shoot just 6-of-20 from the field -- Wade said the Bulls must be more versatile offensively in the final..." December 22

  • Butler calls Bulls' play 'unacceptable,' but won't hold players-only meeting

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler understands the sounds he heard emanating from all over the United Center after Friday night's embarrassing 95-69 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The boos coming from Bulls fans were as striking as the lack of effort from their favorite team throughout another lackluster game. "Don't..." December 18

  • Jimmy Butler Defends Rajon Rondo Following Suspension

    Sports Mockery "This is the other side of Rajon Rondo that Bulls fans were nervously waiting for. Despite his long track record of run-ins with teammates, coaches and referees, Fred Hoiberg and everyone on his roster had nothing but glowing remarks for Rondo during training camp. They praised his leadership, work..." December 05