Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler disrespected Lou Williams and other snubs by opting not to play in the 2018 All-Star Game

    Clutch Points "Fergie’s appalling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and the fact that we’ve witnessed a glimpse of real defense being played in the closing minutes of the 2018 All-Star Game completely overshadowed one of the rare precedents pertaining to the NBA star showdown – Jimmy Butler opting not to..." February 20

  • Butler sits out All-Star Game: 'I got to rest my body'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "While both teams unexpectedly competed to the very end of Team LeBron’s 148-145 dramatic victory over Team Stephen in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler sat and watched it unfold all around him all night at Staples Center. Did he miss out? “No, I like it,” he said...." February 19

  • Jimmy Butler not interested in playing in NBA All-Star Game

    Clutch Points "Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is not here for the All-Star Game. Butler was named an All-Star reserve along with his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns and is slated to play on Team Stephen Curry. But if Butler had things his way, he wouldn’t participate in the game at all, per John Meyer of Canis..." February 12

  • How worried should you be about Jimmy Butler's knee injury?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When Timberwolves guards Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford were both late scratches when the Wolves faced the Raptors last week, my first strange thought was that they had strategically picked a point in the season to both get some rest and put more responsibility on Karl-Anthony Towns and..." January 27

  • Jimmy Butler ruled out Monday with knee injury

    Sporting News "The Timberwolves will be without guards Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford on Monday when they travel to play the Clippers. Butler, dealing with a sore right knee, is averaging a team-leading 21.7 points per game this season. He is also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 48 percent..." January 22

  • Jimmy Butler okay with last loss, “We need to humble our damn selves”

    ESPN "It's not often that you can find a positive after losing to one of the worst teams in the league. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler did. "We need to humble our damn selves," Butler told reporters after the Timberwolves fell to the Orlando Magic 108-102 on Tuesday night. "I'm glad we..." January 17

  • Minnesota's future could hinge on Jimmy Butler's contract situation

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves' season is coming along the way Tom Thibodeau always envisioned when he started assembling his revamped roster over the summer. Jimmy Butler has played some of the best all-around basketball of his career recently and could garner some MVP votes if he maintains the..." January 09

  • Jimmy Butler listed as questionable versus Blazers

    Clutch Points "NBAJimmy Butler listed as questionable versus Blazersby Victor GalvezDecember 18, 2017jimmy butler The Minnesota Timberwolves may play shorthanded on Monday when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers, as Jimmy Butler remains officially listed as questionable. He is suffering from a back injury,..." December 18

  • Rumor: Hornets tried to trade for Jimmy Butler last spring

    Clutch Points "It appears that the Charlotte Hornets once attempted to make a big blockbuster trade last year, but fell short. The Hornets have struggled this year due to injuries, and their draft picks in recent years haven’t panned out. They once had hope to get better, but that hope seems all but lost, per..." December 15

  • Jimmy Butler Seems Annoyed With Extended Minutes Under Tom Thibodeau

    The Big Lead "Jimmy Butler led the NBA in minutes in Tom Thibodeau’s final two seasons in Chicago with 38.7 minutes per game. After Thibodeau was fired Butler’s minutes dropped under Fred Hoiberg, but he remained in the top-5. Now he’s back with Thibs in Minnesota and well… Butler had a pretty easy November,..." December 07

  • Butler rips Wolves' defense: 'It starts with me'

    Fanrag Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves wing Jimmy Butler was not happy after his team’s 109-97 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night, saying that the club needs to start playing some actual defense. “I would think time and time after going through the film, you watching yourself constantly getting your (butt)..." November 25

  • Jimmy Butler sounds off on Wolves' defense following loss to Suns

    ESPN "Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler spoke some hard truths about the present and potential future of his team after a disappointing 118-110 loss to the Suns on Saturday night. "Offense will never be the problem all year long," Butler said. "All you're always going to hear about from..." November 12

  • Wolves' Butler vows to start scoring more 'right now'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Out in the Sonoran desert to play Phoenix on Saturday night, Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler didn't go so far after practice Friday to declare there's a new sheriff in town. But he did promise he'll be a different player starting Saturday than the one who sought to involve his new teammates..." November 10

  • Jimmy Butler: 'It was either going to be me or the Fred Hoiberg route' for Bulls

    Sporting News "Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has Feb. 9, 2018 circled on his calendar. That's the night he returns to Chicago to face his old team, the Bulls. Butler played his first six seasons in the Windy City, emerging as one of the NBA's brightest young stars over the past couple of years before he was..." November 08

  • Jimmy Butler: 'It was either going to be me or the Fred Hoiberg route' for Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler took a canoe trip for an ESPN segment called “Hang Time,” and the former Bulls guard made some waves. Asked by host Sam Alipour why the Bulls would have made him available, he replied: “I probably went about a lot of things the wrong way. People don’t work as hard as I do and they..." November 07

  • Jimmy Butler to play against Thunder

    Fanrag Sports "All good vibes gleaned from the Minnesota Timberwolves’ buzzer-beating win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last Sunday vanished almost as quickly as they appeared. Head coach Tom Thibodeau’s team has lost two straight games to middling Eastern Conference foes by at least 20 points, losses that..." October 27

  • Jimmy Butler ruled out for 2nd straight night with illness

    Fanrag Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves will have to make do without Jimmy Butler for a second straight night. The star forward, after being ruled out Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, will also miss Wednesday’s contest against the Detroit Pistons due to an upper respiratory infection. Butler..." October 25

  • Butler recounts history with Thibodeau: 'We couldn't stand each other'

    SI "The self-titled Garbage Guy from small-town Texas who grew up on Spam and syrup sandwiches, who waited tables at Denny’s and mowed lawns in basketball shoes, who played one game of AAU (“travel ball,” he called it) and never left the bench, who received a single scholarship offer out of high..." October 11

  • Andrew Wiggins: ‘Me and Jimmy Butler are Going to Be a Problem’

    SLAM Online "Andrew Wiggins says his newly-formed partnership with Jimmy Butler is “going to be a problem” for Timberwolves opponents. Wiggins isn’t the only player in Minnesota with high hopes for the 2017-18 campaign. The 22-year-old fired his agent and is patiently negotiating a five-year, $148..." September 25

  • Jimmy Butler says he feeds off confrontation unlike his former coach, Fred Hoiberg

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Butler was traded from the Bulls to the Timberwolves in one of the real stunning moves of the summer. Butler is a bona fide star and not a player that most franchises would give up on. But his personality was always an awkward fit in Chicago. One of those clashes was with Bulls coach Fred..." September 06

  • Jimmy Butler says ‘so-called dislike’ for Dwyane Wade is ‘crazy’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler offered a message to some of his former young Bulls teammates that may have this “so-called dislike’’ for Dwyane Wade. “Hell, probably some of them can’t stand or don’t like me,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in a phone interview Thursday. “That’s fine. I’m still waking up fortunate..." August 24

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