Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Returns to provide 15 points Monday

Butler put up 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two assists and two rebounds across 24 minutes in Monday's 108-104 preseason loss to the Hornets.

Butler returned from a two-game absence for rest to finish as the Bulls' leading scorer Monday. The star swingman hasn't played more than 27 minutes in any of his four preseason contests, but he should see his playing time trend closer to last season's average of 36.9 minutes per game once the Bulls play the games that count.

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