Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler back with Bulls someday? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds

    Chicago Sun-Times "Everything hurts on Jimmy Butler these days. Start with the surgically repaired meniscus in his right knee, and go in every direction from there. He’s minutes removed from a Monday walkthrough — make that a limpthrough in his case — and needs the assistance from a Timberwolves..." April 25

  • Thibodeau: I like our chances with Butler back

    ESPN "Clinging to the eighth spot in the Western Conference with Jimmy Butler back in the fold, Tom Thibodeau says he likes where the Minnesota Timberwolves are with two home games remaining in the season. After sitting out the past 17 games following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee,..." April 07

  • Jimmy Butler Plans To Return Friday For Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler intends to return to action on Friday night against the Lakers, two people familiar with Butler’s decision tell Marc Stein of The New York Times. Butler, who has been sidelined since February 23 due to a torn meniscus, will undergo one final test during pregame..." April 06

  • Jimmy Butler Likely To Return From Knee Injury Thursday

    Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler will be a game-time decision but he sounded ready to play in Thursday's game after shootaround. Butler has been out since February when he tore his meniscus. Asked about how he came through 5-on-5 contact scrimmaging the last few days, Butler said, “I feel like I’m a really good..." April 05

  • Jimmy Butler ‘This Close’ to Playing Again

    SLAM Online "Jimmy Butler fully participated in Tuesday’s practice, and told reporters that he is “this close” to suiting up again for the Timberwolves. Butler has vowed to return from a torn meniscus prior to the start of the postseason. The 28-year-old wants Minnesota, which has gone 8-8 since he hurt..." April 04

  • Jimmy Butler Has Seen A Wolves Team That Needs To ‘Get Tougher’ During His Rehab

    Dime Magazine "In the absence of Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves simply aren’t the same team. Some of that, of course, has to do with missing an All-Star wing, but Butler has seemingly observed some troubling signs during his injury absence and he shared them on Tuesday. Butler practiced in full on..." April 04

  • Thibodeau: Butler 'doing good,' will take part in 5-on-5 scrimmage

    The Score "Jimmy Butler is inching closer to a return to action. Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday that his starting shooting guard is "doing good" and will take part in five-on-five scrimmaging in the upcoming week, according to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Butler is recovering..." April 02

  • Jimmy Butler cleared for contact drills with Timberwolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves guard Derrick Rose isn’t here in Dallas, though the swelling in his sprained ankle is almost gone and his return is very close. Ditto for Cole Aldrich, who remains ill, but is close to returning as well. But Jimmy Butler is here. And, at today’s morning shootaround at American Airlines..." March 30

  • Jimmy Butler Hopeful Of Returning From Knee Injury During Regular Season

    Real GM Basketball "Jimmy Butler could return from his knee injury before the end of the regular season. Butler spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering a meniscus injury on Feb. 23." March 19

  • Report: Wiggins Unhappy with Role Behind Towns, Butler

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins is reportedly unhappy with his role as the Wolves' third offensive option behind shooting guard Jimmy Butler and center Karl-Anthony Towns. On Wednesday, Darren Wolfson of KSTP (via 1500 ESPN Twin Cities' Derek James) said Wiggins has..." March 14

  • Is Jimmy Butler risking long-term health to rush back to Timberwolves?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler underwent meniscus surgery on his right knee, but the Timberwolves didn’t reveal a timeline. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported 4-6 weeks. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer: An NBA executive explained to me that the Yahoo Sports’ timeline suggests that the torn part of the..." February 26

  • Jimmy Butler not worried about a contract extension

    Clutch Points "Despite an unforeseen meniscus injury that has sidelined his for four-to-six weeks, Jimmy Butler remains nonchalant about his future, even if the Minnesota Timberwolves choose to bypass the opportunity to lock him down long-term this summer. The Wolves can re-negotiate the contract of their..." February 26

  • Jimmy Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery On Right Knee

    NBA.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that forward Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery Sunday morning on his right knee. The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Butler will be sidelined indefinitely and further..." February 25

  • Wolves' Jimmy Butler to undergo surgery on meniscus, will reportedly return in 4-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves had an unfortunate start to the second half of their season. In the third quarter of their first game back after the All-Star break, playing the Houston Rockets, All-Star forward Jimmy Butler went down with a knee injury. At first, the concern was that Butler tore his..." February 25

  • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler sustained 'meniscal injury'

    USA Today "Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler sustained a "meniscal injury" an MRI revealed on Saturday, according to a release from the team. It is too early to determine how long Butler’s injury will sideline him because the severity is unknown and different treatment plans call for..." February 24

  • Optimism that Jimmy Butler avoided torn ACL

    Larry Brown Sports "There appears to be some more positive news about the status of Jimmy Butler. NBA.com’s David Aldridge reports that there is some optimism that Butler avoided a torn ACL. Butler left Friday night’s Minnesota Timberwolves-Houston Rockets game late in the third quarter with a right knee..." February 24

  • Mood is ‘somber’ as Jimmy Butler prepares to undergo MRI on injured knee

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler went down to what appears to be a serious knee injury late in the third quarter of Friday’s game against the Houston Rockets. The injury itself doesn’t look good, as Butler was not able to put any weight on the knee in question. He immediately exited..." February 24

  • Jimmy Butler injury update: X-rays negative on injured knee, MRI on Saturday

    CBS Sports "Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that X-rays on Butler's right knee came back negative, and the team confirmed that he will have an MRI on Saturday. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler was helped off the court during Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets after suffering..." February 24

  • 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