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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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Jimmy Butler named Eastern Conference Player of the Month

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is having a career year in the first month of the NBA season. And now Butler is getting recognized for his play on the court. Today, the NBA announced that Butler has earned the Eastern Conference Player of the Month award for November. Butler averaged 21.9 points per game in November, helping the Bulls take control of the NBA's Central Division. The guard is rising ...

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Jimmy Butler proving he’s worth the money

Another athlete is "betting on himself" when he comes to contract talks. This time it is Bulls guard, Jimmy Butler, recently rejected a 4-year $40 million offer from the Bulls. Butler and his agent asked for $12 million over four years, which to many fans seems a bit high for a defensive first guard. By the end of the season, $12 million might be low, because so far Butler is proving his worth. Since watchi ...

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Jimmy Butler finally picks up diploma from Marquette

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler finally got around to do something important. With the Bulls in Milwaukee tonight to take on the Bucks, the former Marquette standout finally picked up his diploma earlier today as he made a trip to the campus. Butler played at Marquette from 2008-2011, and we assume he never really had time to pickup the diploma. But hey, better late than never Jimmy or should we say Dr. Bu ...

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Jimmy Butler to miss 2-4 weeks with thumb injury

Jimmy Butler will miss at least 2-4 weeks with a sprained left thumb according to head coach Tom Thibodeau. The Chicago Tribune's KC Johnson first reported the story via Twitter Wednesday afternoon ahead of the Bulls 2014-15 season opener in New York tonight. Butler's thumb was getting better since he injured it in the preseason according to reports, but its severe enough to keep him out for an extended per ...

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ICYMI: Jimmy Butler hits game-winner

If you didn't tune in to last nights Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks game, you missed the first Bulls buzzer beater of the season. This one came courtesy of Bulls guard Jimmy Butler who hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to help the Bulls erase a 21 point deficit. Butler finished with 29 points including 20 in the fourth quarter to help the Bulls comeback. Check out the shot below: https://vine.co/v/Oq2XLHnFnO7 Of c ...

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Chicago Bulls Player Value Rankings, Part 4

We are nearing the end of this list. Today in Part 4 I will cover the up and coming prospects on the Bulls' roster. Here are links to Part 1, 2, and 3. GROUP C: “The Young Studs” 6.) Doug McDermott Deciding where Doug McDermott fits on this list wasn’t very difficult. That’s because the Creighton star was involved in a draft day trade that showed how valuable he already is. Trading for the 11th pick came at ...

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Chicago Bulls Summer League Recap

The Chicago Bulls won their third straight game with a blow out win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday afternoon. Six Bulls players scored in double digits, led by Doug McDermott’s twenty points. McDermott was impressive once again, coming off a thirty-one-point performance against the Nuggets on Sunday night. The Chicago Bulls finished up 3-0 and snagged the top seed in the NBA Summer League. The B ...

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