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Smack / Nov 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

Jimmy Butler On His Bulls: “Hell Yeah, It’s A Championship Team.”

Jimmy Butler, Terrence Ross

Thank the basketball Gods the Bulls still have a healthy Jimmy Butler — take note John Paxson and Gar Forman. The 3&D stud has upped this game this year, and helped the Bulls survive another rash of injuries that have kept Derrick Rose and free agent acqusition Pau Gasol during stretches already this season. Sure, they’d like to be in better position than their 8-5 record through the season’s first 13 games, but if it weren’t for Butler, we’re not sure they’d even be above .500. For the Chicago wing, their somewhat pedestrian record doesn’t matter because he’s pretty confident Chicago is a championship team, as you’ll see. Read More »

NBA / Nov 14, 2014 / 12:30 am

Video: Jimmy Butler Slams Sick Alley-Oop Inbounds Pass From Mike Dunleavy

Jimmy Butler

Thursday night’s match between the Toronto Raptors and the visiting Chicago Bulls proved to be as entertaining as advertised. The Bulls entered the evening with a perfect 4-0 road record, while the Raps had protected their home-turf with a 5-0 home record. The Raptors got off to a great start in the first half, as James Johnson’s thunderous tomahawk against his former team nearly blew the lid off of the Air Canada Centre. Read More »

NBA / Nov 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Despite No Extension, Jimmy Butler Says Chicago Is Where He’ll Be Long-Term

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler was optimistic that he’d reach a new deal with the Chicago Bulls, but the Halloween deadline for contract extensions came and went without and agreement between team and played. Undeterred by that turn of events and optimistic about his playing future, Butler says Chicago is where he’ll be long-term. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Jimmy Butler Will Miss Bulls Opener, Could Be Out Up To Four Weeks

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler won’t play in his team’s season-opener tonight against the New York Knicks due to a sprained thumb. And though there’s no set timeline for his return, coach Tom Thibodeau maintains that Butler could be sidelined for multiple weeks. Read More »

NBA / Oct 27, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Jimmy Butler On Extension With Bulls: “I Think We’re Going To Figure It Out”

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler is much more concerned with his sprained thumb than signing a new contract with the Chicago Bulls before the Halloween deadline. While Butler’s status for his team’s Wednesday regular season opener remains uncertain, the fourth-year wing is confident he’ll be able to reach an extension agreement with the Bulls. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 17, 2014 / 8:30 am

Watch Jimmy Butler Hit A Game-Winning Three-Pointer

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Jimmy Butler (Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Bulls analyst Stacey King compared Jimmy Butler to Michael Jordan last night, and that came before Butler’s game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer to give the Bulls an 83-82 preseason win over the Hawks. You read that right, a former teammate of the GOAT compared Butler to MJ during a preseason game. This is the world we inhabit in the year 2014. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »

NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Video: Jimmy Butler Soars To Finish Alley-Oop Way Above The Rim

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Confession: We had no idea Jimmy Butler could leap like this. The Chicago Bulls casually soared way above the rim to finish an alley-oop last night in his team’s exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Read More »

Baller's Blueprint, NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Our All-Star Soccer Squad Starring NBA Players

Steve Nash

The games are similar, basketball and soccer. Both are contact sports with little protective equipment; both have goals (or baskets) on the two sides of the field (or court) where a player must put the ball in to score points. Both have situations where a costly turnover could quickly turn into a counterattack or fast-break and cost a team points. Both games require elite athleticism, and players from both sports get paid tons of money to play their game at an elite level.

That’s where the similarities end between soccer and basketball, but that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a full soccer team with NBA stars. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 22, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

Kevin Love, Taj Gibson

After courting Carmelo Anthony only to lose him to the extra year New York could offer, the Chicago Bulls have returned to the fold and are in the mix for Kevin Love, ESPN reports. Even though the Cavs still lead the pack — especially if they include Andrew Wiggins in their offer — the Bulls offer an interesting package of players, rather than draft picks. Read More »