Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Can Jimmy Butler lead the NBA in free-throw attempts?

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler doesn't set individual goals. "My trainer does," Butler said. But there's a catch: Chris Johnson, Butler's trainer, doesn't share them with Butler during a season. He merely shapes their workouts around some of the targets he wants Butler to accomplish. "The dude just studies..." October 11

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler wants tough coaching from Fred Hoiberg this season

    CSN Chicago "Much was made of the Jimmy Butler-Fred Hoiberg dynamic last year. As the duo head into Year 2 together with a very different Bulls roster, Jimmy Butler was very clear about one thing he wants out of his coach this season. “I told Fred, ‘As much as you can, use me as an example,’” Butler said..." September 27

  • Humbled Jimmy Butler admits he can't play football

    USA Today "It looks like Jimmy Butler’s hilarious NBA offseason football comments may have come to an end. After claiming he’d be better than Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas if he played in the NFL and getting into a photoshop battle, Butler was ultimately humbled by a kid who asked for his autograph at..." September 12

  • Jimmy Butler confirms Team USA brothel story, says it was ‘mistake’

    Larry Brown Sports "Remember the story about Team USA Basketball players making their way into a brothel during the Summer Olympics in Rio? Well, Jimmy Butler has confirmed that the story is true. Butler, who plays for the Chicago Bulls when he’s not winning gold for the U.S., joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”..." September 07

  • Jimmy Butler: I'd be better NFL receiver than Thomas and Brown

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler apparently thinks highly of his football skills. The NBA player currently representing USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics told ESPN on Saturday he believes he could play wide receiver in the NFL. "I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio..." August 21

  • Bulls' Hoiberg: 'I don't see any issues with Jimmy Butler and I'

    CSN Chicago "The team Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg inherited last season is vastly different than the one he’ll start training camp preparation for next week, along with the external expectations looking more like a question mark than one of conference contention. Still, though, he couldn’t contain his..." August 12

  • Team USA is staying on a boat but Jimmy Butler is afraid of water

    SI "Most American basketball players are probably glad to be staying on a luxury cruise ship during the Olympics, but not Jimmy Butler. While most athletes stay in the Olympic Village, the U.S. basketball teams are staying on a ship called the Silver Cloud. It sounds great, until you hear that..." August 04

  • Jimmy Butler: I’m not the reason Derrick Rose was traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler insists he had nothing to do with the Chicago Bulls’ decision to trade Derrick Rose, despite numerous reports over the past year indicating Butler and Rose did not get along. After a recent Team USA practice, Butler was asked about the perception that he ran Rose out of town." August 01

  • Why Jimmy Butler wanted Dwyane Wade to sign with Bulls

    CSN Chicago "When Dwyane Wade’s re-signing with the Miami Heat went from a forgone conclusion to a question mark, the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler got involved in a whirlwind courtship that resulted in Friday's all-smiles press conference. The Bulls came with the tangibles, the respect in the form of $47..." August 01

  • Butler buoyed by new-look Bulls

    The Score "While his focus is on a maiden Olympic appearance next month in Rio, Jimmy Butler can't help but be excited about the Chicago Bulls' offseason makeover. Now under the spotlight in the Windy City after the departures of former MVP Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah, Butler is delighted for..." July 29

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls are 'Jimmy Butler's team'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade wanted there to be no doubt whatsoever. "This is Jimmy Butler’s team." Taking a cue from former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Wade told reporters Friday during his introductory press conference — after a matter-of-fact joke that the Bulls' are Jerry Reinsdorf's team — that Butler is..." July 29

  • Jimmy Butler only cares about the glory ahead of him

    SB Nation "Jimmy Butler does not look back, which is important to remember in the context of the following anecdote. Back when Butler was at Marquette, he had a habit of making life miserable for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. In January of 2011, Butler dropped 19 points on the Orange, including a late..." July 22

  • Jimmy Butler Hopes Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, And Other Teammates Call Him On ‘Some Bullsh*t’

    Dime Magazine "If you’re a basketball fan in Chicago, here’s to hoping you’re a fan of mercury. Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, and Dwyane Wade will form one of the NBA’s odder star trios in the 2016-17 season, with many wondering whether the three can manage not to murder each other when there are six wanting hands,..." July 19

  • Hoiberg watching film of Big 3s for ideas for managing Butler, Wade, Rondo

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls went from having two ball-dominant teammates in Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, to having three of them in Butler, Dwyane Wade, and Rajon Rondo. Head coach Fred Hoiberg has been preparing for the glut of talent he'll be tasked with managing by examining footage of other teams..." July 18

  • The latest Jimmy Butler trade rumor, which might or might not be true

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler remains a Bull. For now, anyway. For today, at least. As of this writing, is all I can confirm. It’s going to be this way, people. Rumors of Butler’s staying and going apparently will be a monthly staple, or maybe weekly or daily the way the Bulls front office seems to be..." July 14

  • Bulls take Butler off trade market

    The Score "It appears Jimmy Butler will remain a member of the Chicago Bulls for the time being. After adding several pieces in free agency, the Bulls have taken Butler off the trade market, league sources tell ESPN's Zach Lowe. Chicago will likely enter next season with a core of Butler, Dwyane Wade, and..." July 12

  • Jimmy Butler has 'no idea' why Bulls felt need to trade him or Derrick Rose

    Sporting News "The Bulls made one of the NBA offseason's biggest early moves by sending former league MVP Derrick Rose to the Knicks, and they almost sent away their second star player in Jimmy Butler. During the NBA Draft, reports were spreading that the Bulls were looking to trade the All-Star. Obviously no..." June 29

  • Boston Celtics Lowballed Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler

    Hardwood Houdini "It was madness leading up to the Boston Celtics selecting Jaylen Brown with the third pick in Thursday’s draft. Reports of the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls or Philadelphia 76ers trying to hash out a deal were in full gear. It ended up not getting done, however, K.C. Johnson, a Chicago Bulls..." June 27

  • Bulls GM says team never 'shopped' Jimmy Butler, which is likely half true

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories on NBA Draft night 2016 was a trade that never happened. All night, the Celtics and Timberwolves both advanced in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler according to multiple reports. The Celtics eventually surrendered their pursuit and picked Jaylen Brown with the..." June 25

  • Bulls GM: 'We did not shop Jimmy Butler'

    CSN Chicago "The speculation was rampant outside of the Bulls’ war room but inside of it, the Bulls’ front office wasn’t focused on the speculation surrounding Jimmy Butler trade talks. To make matters even more bizarre—or humorous depending on your point of view—Butler was in the Advocate Center, as the..." June 24

  • Celtics Made Strongest Push For Jimmy Butler, Not Timberwolves

    NESN "Despite ongoing talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler still is a Chicago Bull. And it turns out the Timberwolves didn’t even make the strongest push for the shooting guard. The team that actually made the most enticing offer for Butler was the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s..." June 24

  • Bulls Sought Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn From Wolves For Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The trade talks the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves had on Jimmy Butler have broken down. The Bulls were seeking Zach LaVine and the No. 5 overall pick (Kris Dunn) from Minnesota for Butler." June 23

  • Report: Talks ongoing between Bulls, Timberwolves regarding Butler

    The Score "Trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves involving Jimmy Butler broke down after Chicago demanded Zach LaVine over Ricky Rubio in the deal, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports, citing sources. However, ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Minnesota is continuing to engage in..." June 23

  • Report: Heat in preliminary talks to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "On the same day that they traded Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are reportedly talking about trading another former franchise cornerstone — Jimmy Butler. Of course, we can’t really grade the merits of this potential trade without knowing who would be going to Toronto and Chicago. For now, it..." June 22

  • Jimmy Butler on staying in Chicago: ‘I can’t do anything about that’

    Mass Live "Draymond Green recently garnered some attention with his ability to list every player drafted ahead of him in 2012. Jimmy Butler may not be able to rattle off all the guys who went before him the previous year, but at least remembers who the Boston Celtics landed from that draft. "JaJuan..." June 17

  • Should the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler?

    iSportsweb "Last summer, Jimmy Butler signed a 5-year, $90 million max contract with the Chicago Bulls. Now, Butler’s name is being thrown around in trade rumors. Should the Bulls consider trading Jimmy Butler? The answer is absolutely not. Unless a team offers multiple draft picks and proven players, Bulls..." June 16

  • Report: Bulls won’t trade Butler to Wolves without getting Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade for Jimmy Butler using the No. 5 pick as the centerpiece of a deal. Surprise, surprise: That’s not nearly enough. The Bulls reportedly wants Andrew Wiggins." June 15

  • Wolves interested in trading No. 5 pick for Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves are prepared to part with the No. 5 overall pick in this month's draft, as the centerpiece of a trade package, if they can use it to construct a deal for Chicago Bulls star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, in..." June 14

  • Trading Rose or Butler should be Bulls' offseason priority

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls can talk about finding value in any draft. They can have a strong plan to spend their roughly $23 million of salary-cap space in free agency. Management can support coach Fred Hoiberg and express belief in his potential for growth in his second season. But, really, one of two things..." May 22

  • Jimmy Butler Explains Why He’s ‘Not Perfect’ But Is Ready To Lead The Bulls

    Dime Magazine "The Chicago Bulls appeared in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night for the first time since they made Derrick Rose the No. 1 overall pick back in 2008. But instead of sending a front office member, coach Fred Hoiberg, or Rose himself to the proceedings, they went with a slightly more..." May 19

  • Jimmy Butler available for Boston Celtics? Maybe for a 'very rich' price

    Mass Live "Now that the NBA Draft lottery order has been selected, rumors are flying about what could happen next. One day after the Boston Celtics landed the No. 3 overall pick, here's a rundown of what the experts are saying. -- Everybody seems to agree: at least in the eyes of general managers, this..." May 18

  • Bulls' Fred Hoiberg confident his relationship with Jimmy Butler is strong

    Chicago Tribune "No relationship the Bulls forge with prospective picks at this week's NBA draft combine is as important as the one that further developed Thursday. Sitting courtside together at Quest Multisport Complex, sharing laughs and the occasional fist bump, Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg scouted and..." May 13

  • Jimmy Butler set to be Bulls' representative at NBA draft lottery

    Chicago Tribune "It might be time to hold off on those Jimmy Butler trade rumors. In a sign of commitment not present at management's season-ending postmortem, the Bulls have asked their two-time All-Star to represent the franchise on the dais at the May 17 NBA draft lottery, sources said. Butler, who has..." May 11

  • Jimmy Butler girlfriend is actress Shay Mitchell?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler reportedly spends more time in Hollywood than he does hanging out with his Chicago Bulls teammates, and he may be structuring his dating life accordingly. TMZ spotted Butler hanging out with actress Shay Mitchell in L.A. over the weekend, and sources told the gossip site that the..." May 10

  • Jimmy Butler not happy with Bulls’ front office

    Sportsnaut "Less than a calendar year after signing a five-year, $92.3 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, it appears that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler isn’t happy about the tactics his team’s front office is using. Bulls general manager Gar Forman indicated at the end of a disappointing 2015-16 season..." May 09

  • Butler Unhappy with GM's Remark

    Chicago Tribune "The NBA draft combine takes place in Chicago later this week, the next step in what promises to be an offseason of change for the Bulls. For all the talk about how executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman made clear every option is on the table this summer, this is a..." May 08

  • Bulls Listening To Jimmy Butler Offers, But Unlikely To Deal

    Lakers Nation "With new head coach Luke Walton officially in the fold, the Los Angeles Lakers can begin looking towards improving the roster this summer. One way to do that is through trade and one player believed to potentially be available is Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. Butler is one of the NBA’s best..." May 08

  • Bulls telling teams they plan on keeping Jimmy Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls are trying to find their identity. They used to be a defensive team, but they went and got an offensive coach in Fred Hoiberg and by the end of the season had slid badly on that end of the floor. They are no longer Derrick Rose‘s team. They didn’t have the personnel to run..." May 05