Jimmy Butler

#21 SG / Chicago Bulls / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 220 lb Age: 26 College: Marquette

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INJURY ALERT: Out | Knee | Out until at least Mar 10
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Out 3-4 weeks

    Butler (knee) will miss the All-Star Game and remain out an additional 3-4 weeks, Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports. Butler's strained left knee had reportedly been feeling much better despite quite a bit of soreness, so this news of a multiple-week return timetable comes as a huge disappointment for the Bulls. Originally considered a minor injury, Butler will miss additional time following the All-Star break, and possibly won't return until early-March. In Butler's extended absence, expect Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore to be the main beneficiaries in both minutes and short-term fantasy value.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Feeling better, remains out Monday

    Butler (knee) is "feeling a lot better," according to coach Fred Hoiberg, the Chicago Tribune reports. "Jimmy is receiving treatment back home," Hoiberg said Monday morning. "He feels better. We still don't have a timeframe on everything but the important thing is he's feeling a lot better than he was a couple of days ago. He still has a lot of soreness in there. I would doubt he would play Wednesday but then we'll kind of make a determination from there." Butler strained his left knee during Friday's game against the Nuggets, but the injury is considered relatively minor, despite the fact that Butler was taken off the court in a wheelchair. It certainly would not be a surprise if Butler is held out Wednesday night, particularly with the All-Star break, and the rest it brings, looming, but given Butler's history as one of the league's toughest players it would be foolish to rule him out two days in advance. If Butler ultimately sits out Wednesday, his status for Sunday's All-Star Game could be in jeopardy, in which case a replacement player may need to be selected for the Eastern Conference squad.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Out through Monday

    Butler (knee) will miss Monday's game against Charlotte but has not been ruled out through the All-Star break at this point, The Associated Press' Jon Krawczynski reports. Butler suffered a strained left knee in Friday's game on a scary fall under the hoop that resulted in him being taken off the court in a wheel chair. He will miss at least Saturday and Monday's game, leaving Wednesday's matchup against Atlanta as his last chance to return before the break. Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore figure to pick up most of Butler's minutes while he's sidelined.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Knee strain confirmed, out indefinitely

    Butler's left knee strain was confirmed Saturday and he is without a timetable to return. Butler's return will be dictated by how he responds to treatment, but he is one of the toughest players in the league, so it would not be surprising if he returned sooner than some might expect, given the fact that he was carted off Friday night. This is generally good news, as he did not suffer a tear, which could have ended his season. Look for Tony Snell, E'Twaun Moore and Doug McDermott to handle Butler's minutes over the rest of the first half, and we should get an update on Butler's status around the All-Star break.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Will not play Saturday

    Butler (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's matchup against the Timberwolves after spraining his knee Frisay, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Butler suffered a scary knee injury Friday that has fortunately only been diagnosed as a knee sprain for now. There is currently no timetable for his return, but it would likely be safe to assume he will not return until after the All Star break. However, that is just speculation at this point. In his absence E'Twaun Moore, Tony Snell, and Doug McDermott should see increased usage in the team's offense. Derrick Rose will likely need to take on a bigger role offensively as well. Mike Dunleavy is considered questionable Saturday also, but could see an immediate heavier workload than usual due to Butler's status.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Forced out Friday with knee injury

    Butler has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee and will not return to Friday's game against the Nuggets, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. The full extent of Butler's injury will not be known until sometime after Friday's game, but he will not return to the court due to his setback. Expect his status to be updated when more details are released.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Carted off the court Friday

    Butler had to be carted off the court after suffering an injury to his left knee in Wednesday's matchup with the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports. This is obviously not a good situation for Butler, who was at least able to shoot his free throws before being carted off. He was a late scratch for Wednesday's game due tendinitis in his left knee, and appears to have injured it worse. There is no official word on Butler's status yet, but expect an update when more information becomes available.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Will play Friday

    Butler (knee) will play Friday versus the Nuggets, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports Butler was a surprising late scratch in Chicago's last outing versus the Jazz, but will return to action Friday. He may be asked to do a little more offensively due to Pau Gasol's absence. Chicago was likely being cautious by sitting Butler Wednesday, so expect him to see his normal workload Friday.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Probable Friday

    Butler (knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game against Denver, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Butler had said he will play Friday night and he looks to be headed in that direction after missing Wednesday's game with a sore left knee. He is reportedly still battling discomfort, so whether the shooting guard will play a full load of minutes Friday is still to be determined. But all signs point to Butler playing regardless.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Goes through shootaround, will warm up

    Butler (knee) went through shootaround but will wait until pregame warmups to decide whether or not he'll play Friday night against Denver, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Butler, who missed Wednesday's game with a sore left knee, said he's feeling a little better, but he's still battling discomfort. As such, he'll receive treatment throughout the afternoon and test out the knee in warmups before making a final call. Given the situation, Butler is a risky daily play, as his status may not be decided until minutes before game-time.

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