Jimmy Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Butler expected to play vs. Raptors after ‘excused absence’

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star swingman Jimmy Butler played during Saturday night’s victory over the Denver Nuggets, but he was conspicuously absent for the team’s Sunday practice. Moreover, there was some confusion as to his status after Heat forward Jae Crowder..." August 02

  • Jimmy Butler not with Miami Heat, one day after jersey snafu

    Sportsnaut "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is not with his teammates on Sunday for what the franchise is terming as an excused absence. Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel shared that head coach Eric Spoelstra would not comment further or offer any update on Butler’s status for..." August 02

  • Heat star Jimmy Butler celebrates NBA return by rocking out to Hall & Oates

    Clutch Points "The NBA is celebrating its new partnership with Michelob ULTRA, the league’s new official beer, with a fun spot featuring Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler, rocking out to some Hall & Oates as he prepares for the return of the 2019-20 season. This ad..." July 23

  • Why Jaylen Brown might follow in Jimmy Butler’s footsteps with jersey statement

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler recently revealed he will wear a blank jersey in the NBA restart in Orlando. Now, it seems Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown might follow suit. Brown said on Sunday he is still struggling to decide what he will..." July 19

  • Jimmy Butler had security called on him for workout disturbance

    Larry Brown Sports "The work never stops for Jimmy Butler. The Miami Heat standout had security called on him at his Disney World hotel for causing a disturbance, according to a report from Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. Haynes says security received a complaint about a loud thumping going on...." July 14

  • Jimmy Butler wants nameless jersey: 'I'm no different than anybody else of color'

    The Score "Jimmy Butler confirmed he will not wear any pre-approved social justice messages on his jersey when the NBA season resumes at Disney World later in July, though the Miami Heat All-Star is working on a novel alternative. "I have decided not to," Butler said..." July 14

  • The Biggest Blemish on Every Top-10 NBA Star's Resume

    Bleacher Report "Every NBA player has their baggage. For most, it comes in the form of eternal drawbacks, as faults and foibles they can neither escape nor reverse. For the league's top stars, these resume quirks are usually less permanent and more temporary stumbling blocks—career low..." July 12

  • Best contracts of 2019 NBA free agency a year later, ranked

    Clutch Points "The 2019 free agency class is touted as the best one we’ve seen in the history of the NBA. It’s hard to argue against this notion given how so many superstars hit the market — and opted to switch sides. Needless to say, last summer’s activity in the..." July 01

  • Who won the 2017 Jimmy Butler trade?

    NBC Chicago "On Monday, the Jimmy Butler trade becomes a toddler. The Bulls swapped their one-time franchise centerpiece plus a first-round draft pick (Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to the No. 7 pick in the 2017 draft (Lauri Markkanen) on June 22,..." June 22

  • The 5 Best And The 5 Worst Teammates For Michael Jordan In Today’s NBA

    Fadeaway World "Much has been made of the end of “The Last Dance” documentary that featured the great Micahel Jordan’s career, from start to finish. Clearly, he is widely regarded as the best player of all-time and his success in the post-season cannot be denied. MJ was truly as close to..." May 23

  • Jimmy Butler explains why he’s ‘hella happy’ with Heat

    Miami Herald "A day in the quarantine life of Jimmy Butler includes workouts and ... not much else. “Another day in the life. So bored,” Butler said Saturday night from his home in the San Diego area during an Instagram Live appearance with Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe. “......" May 06

  • Jimmy Butler’s NSFW reaction to Kawhi Leonard’s game-winner vs. Sixers

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler recently went on an Instagram Live video with WNBA legend Sue Bird and US Women’s Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe. One of the things they discussed was, of course, Kawhi Leonard’s epic game-winner against Butler’s former NBA..." May 03

  • Re-Drafting the 2011 NBA Draft Class

    Bleacher Report "The 2011 NBA draft boasts one of the strongest classes of the past decade, both in terms of top-level talent and depth. This group featured a two-time Finals MVP and one of the core pieces of the Golden State Warriors' dynasty—and neither was picked in the top 10...." April 29

  • JJ Redick argues Brett Brown is not the problem with Sixers

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat guard and former Philadelphia 76ers star Jimmy Butler has been vocal about in his criticisms about the team and head coach Brett Brown. But Butler’s former Sixers teammate–and current New Orleans Pelicans guard–J.J. Redick defended..." April 19

  • Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler sends basketball hoops to teammates, youth centers and schools

    CBS Sports "A number of NBA stars have been unable to properly train as the coronavirus has them locked out of their teams' facilities and even public basketball courts. Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo recently explained that he has no access to a hoop right now, while Celtics..." April 19

  • Jimmy Butler shares the stories behind his jersey numbers throughout his career

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler wears No. 22 with the Heat in honor of Taj Gibson. However, Butler had a different number in college at Marquette and at his previous NBA stops. The Heat forward wore No. 33 in college, No. 21 with the Chicago..." April 11

  • Heat's Jimmy Butler discusses life during coronavirus outbreak

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler and his Miami Heat teammates used to wake up early and hit the basketball court every day around 3:30 a.m, but the coronavirus has since made that impossible. On the "What's In Your Glass" Instagram chat on a split-screen with Carmelo Anthony,..." April 03

  • Jimmy Butler Absolutely Rips 76ers: 'I Didn't Know Who the F--k Was in Charge'

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler appeared on Wednesday's episode of The JJ Redick Podcast to discuss his time as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers with former Sixers teammate JJ Redick. Butler specifically mentioned a lack of leadership plaguing his..." March 11

  • Jimmy Butler: Bam Adebayo a 'Future Max' Contract Player

    SLAM Online "Bam Adebayo is a “future max” contract player, according to Heat teammate Jimmy Butler. Adebayo, 22, is enjoying a breakout season in Miami and earned his first NBA All-Star nod. Bam has rewarded the organization’s faith in him after they traded..." March 11

  • Jimmy Butler On Ben Simmons And Joel Embiid: “I Didn’t Have A Problem With Either One Of Them.

    Fadeaway World "Jimmy Butler is now almost a full season removed from his days in Philadelphia. And while things could have turned out much worse for him there, it just wasn’t meant to be. Butler clashed with the rather laid-back personalities of Simmons and Embiid. He pushed them beyond their..." March 01

  • Jimmy Butler will miss another game vs. Cavs due to personal reasons

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler will miss his second consecutive game on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to personal reasons. According to Heat, Butler will not be traveling with the team when they play on Monday at Rocket Mortgage..." February 23

  • Jimmy Butler away from Miami Heat due to personal reasons

    Sun Sentinel "A personal situation is expected to keep Miami Heat Jimmy Butler out of Saturday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena, an NBA source told the Sun Sentinel. Butler also missed Friday night's Heat tribute to Dwyane Wade at AmericanAirlines..." February 22

  • Jimmy Butler Does Not Rule Out Return To Bulls

    NBC Sports Chicago "Jimmy Butler never has been afraid to do the dirty work, whether that’s on the court with defense or off it in the form of direct leadership. But the former Bull also isn’t averse to taking the high road when it’s his genuine path of travel. So it was..." February 15

  • Miami made the Jimmy Butler gamble that Chicago never could

    ESPN "IT'S BUZZING INSIDE AmericanAirlines Arena. It is Jan. 23 in the middle of another sun-drenched day along Biscayne Bay, and the Miami Heat have just wrapped up practice and a film session. Players are shuffling to the trainer's room. Staffers float in and out of..." February 11

  • Stephen A.: Joel Embiid Hasn't Been Happy with 76ers Since Jimmy Butler Left

    Bleacher Report "ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Tuesday that Jimmy Butler leaving the Philadelphia 76ers for the Miami Heat during the offseason has led to Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid being "unhappy" this season.  Appearing on ESPN's First..." February 11

  • 76ers Had Interest In Re-Signing Jimmy Butler On Max Extension

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers traded for Jimmy Butler and he led them all the way to a Game 7 against the eventual champion Toronto Raptors, but they were unable to re-sign him in free agency. " February 11

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid being recruited by Jimmy Butler

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid made a shushing gesture to the Philadelphia crowd that had earlier booed the 76ers after hitting a dagger to beat the Bulls on Sunday. While he initially said that the gesture was intended as a sign to himself about not playing up to lofty standards, his recent social..." February 10

  • Heat's Jimmy Butler out vs. Kings with shoulder strain

    ESPN "Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler will be out for Friday night's game with the Sacramento Kings. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround that an MRI on Butler's shoulder came back clean, but he won't play in Sacramento. " February 07