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Jimmy Butler to be named NBA’s Most Improved Player

Jimmy Butler has come a long way since being drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Now Butler will be named the NBA's Most Improved Player according to a report by ESPN's Marc Stein. https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/596094349005336576 Stein reports the award will be announced later this week and a pregame ceremony for Butler is expected before the Bulls and Cavaliers play Friday ...

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NBA Playoffs: Will Thibodeau utilize bench down the stretch?

The second round started off great for Chicago Monday night, with the Bulls defeating the Cavs 99-92 in Cleveland. Chicago played a solid game, but there was something to be a bit concerned about after the first meeting of the series. Chicago's bench players saw limited action and the starters played extended minutes.The only starter to play less than 35 minutes was Joakim Noah, who played 29 minutes. Jimmy ...

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Thibodeau-led Bulls set for third try at LeBron James in NBA Playoffs

For the last five years, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of the Chicago Bulls and a shot at a championship is Cleveland's LeBron James. His teams have dominated the Eastern conference for half a decade now and the road to the finals inevitably goes through him. This will be the 5th playoff appearance for the Bulls with Tom Thibodeau as head coach and the third time they will have faced a LeBron-led ...

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NBA Playoffs: 3 Things Bulls Must Improve For Round 2

In the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in six games to advance to the 2nd round. Although the Bulls crushed the Bucks in game six 120-66, overall in the series they did not play as well as they are capable of. In round two they will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will pose as a much tougher challenge than Milwaukee did. If Ch ...

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Jimmy Butler showing his star status on biggest stage

Chicago Bulls fans have had the luxury of watching Jimmy Butler emerge as a two-way star all season so we know exactly what Jimmy G Buckets is capable of. Butler, the 30th pick in the 2011 draft, has transformed before our eyes from a defensive stud who struggled to score the basketball into a bona fide star. Jimmy has put this team on his back at times and has proven that he can do more than just be a lock ...

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Jimmy Butler out 3-6 weeks with elbow strain

The injuries just keep piling on for the Chicago Bulls. Just a week after they learned they will be without point guard Derrick Rose for 4-6 weeks, Yahoo! NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Jimmy Butler will miss 3-6 weeks with an elbow strain. Butler took an MRI today after suffering the injury during yesterday's game vs the Clippers. https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/572462829887987713 ...

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From bust to must play: Snell is finally living up to expectations

Few players in the NBA struggled more than Tony Snell to begin the season. The Bulls’ 2013 first round draft pick couldn’t even get on the court during the first couple months of the season, averaging just 9.4 minutes per game in November and then dropping to just 5.8 minutes per game in December. During that December to forget, Snell scored nine points in 69 minutes over a 12-game span. He shot a pitiful 3 ...

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Report: Bulls to offer Jimmy Butler max contract in July

It looks like Jimmy Butler will get his max contract after all. The Chicago Tribunes David Haugh reports the Chicago Bulls are prepared to offer Butler a max contract in July, hoping to keep him in Chicago: They fully expect to sign Butler to a max deal next July before another team even gets involved to tempt him with an offer sheet, which the CBA says they can after the moratorium ends. Butler is set to b ...

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Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler connect for alley oop

The Chicago Bulls are off to a good start in 2015 as they earned a 106-101 win over the Denver Nuggets at the United Center on Thursday. The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler who had a game-high 26 points on 8 of 14 shooting from the field. But it was one play from Chicago's superstar Derrick Rose to the emerging star Butler that was the highlight of the night. Rose and Butler ran the fast break 2-on-1 against ...

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Jimmy Butler named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The NBA has announced that Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Butler helped the Bulls go 4-0 this past week by averaging 23 points a game during the past week. Butler has emerged as one of the better shooting guards in the league, helping his case as a rising star who will look to get paid in the off-season. https://twitter.com/chicagobulls/status/5496519 ...

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