Jimmy Butler

SF / Minnesota Timberwolves / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 231 lb Age: 28 College: Marquette

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  • Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler: Traded to Minnesota
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butler and the Bulls' No. 16 pick were traded to the Timberwolves during Thursday's NBA Draft in exchange for the Timberwolves' No. 7 pick, Zach LaVine, and Kris Dunn, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. A similar trade was tossed around almost exactly a year ago during the 2016 NBA Draft, but this time around it's legit, as Butler will reunite with his former coach, Tom Thibodeau. Butler has averaged at least 36.9 minutes over each of the last four seasons and that trend will likely continue since Thibodeau generally leaves his best players on the court for hefty amounts of time, even during the regular season. It's not immediately clear where exactly Butler and Andrew Wiggins will line up on the court, whether at shooting guard or small forward, but both players will seemingly float around each of those positions as they also split play-making responsibilities with Karl-Anthony Towns.

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  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Scores 23 in loss Friday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butler collected 23 points (9-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds and three steals across 31 minutes in Friday's 105-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 6. Butler was dealing with knee soreness coming into Game 6, but it didn't seem to affect him too much as he had to pick up the slack for the rest of his struggling team. Robin Lopez was the only other player on the team to score double-digit points, and after leading 2-0, the Bulls are sent packing with four straight losses to the one-seeded Celtics and their phenomenal defense. Butler wasn't great shooting in this series, but compared to the rest of the team, he was easily the best player on the court for them, which speaks to their early playoff exit.

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  • Butler will play in Friday's Game 6 despite experiencing soreness in his knee, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports. Butler banged knees with a Celtics' player in the second half of Wednesday's game. Although the Bulls are downplaying the knee issue, it is worth noting that Butler attempted only two fourth-quarter shots after the injury in Game 5 and failed to score in the quarter. He could also be seen favoring the knee at times and using an electronic stimulation machine on it during postgame interviews. Nevertheless, Butler will play in Game 6, and he will need to play well with Rajon Rondo (thumb) likely out and Chicago's season on the line.

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  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Struggles in Game 5 loss
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butler posted 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and one block over 39 minutes in Wednesday's 108-97 Game 5 loss to the Celtics. Butler didn't play poorly in Wednesday's game, but it was certainly a quieter performance than his Game 4 33-point tour-de-force. He quietly posted a decent stat line, but Dwyane Wade was unquestionably the big offensive weapon in Game 5. Without Rajon Rondo in the lineup, the Bulls are having a difficult time finding their footing, and although they can string together a few good quarters, inevitably they stumble with a 16-point fourth quarter. If Rondo can return in Game 6, Butler and the rest of the team will benefit from a more balanced attack.

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  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler: Erupts for 33 in Game 4 loss
    By RotoWire Staff

    Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics. It was an absolutely heroic effort by Butler, but he got almost no help from his teammates as no other Bull scored more than 13 on the night. He's now averaging 24.8 points, 7.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 three-pointers through the first four games of the series.

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4/06
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