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GIFs, Video / Dec 12, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Watch Nikola Mirotic Get Easy Dunk To Finish Wild Bulls-Blazers Sequence

Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers

Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers (photo. cjzero GIF)

A basketball is round and bounces true. This shouldn’t happen. But sometimes that leather gets awfully slippery. In a wild sequence during tonight’s game between the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers, Kirk Hinrich throws a behind-head pass off Jimmy Butler’s dome before Nikola Mirotic ends up with an uncontested dunk. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 4, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Warriors’ Steph Curry, Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Named Kia Players Of The Month

Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry

A Golden State Warrior and Chicago Bull have been named Kia NBA Conference Player of the Month for November. That’s not surprising. Steph Curry has more than lived up to preseason MVP billing, leading his team to a league-best 15-2 record. Chicago’s recipient, though, is a major surprise. After an eye-opening 19 games that firmly established him as one of basketball’s top perimeter players, Jimmy Butler – not Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, or Pau Gasol – was awarded the honor. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 26, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Tom Thibodeau Says Jimmy Butler Has Been “Incredible” And Is “A Star”

Jimmy Butler

No one can accuse Bulls coach Tom Thiboeau of fawning praise over one of his player’s performances — he expects excellence. The hardscrabble helmsman with the voice like gravel isn’t one to coddle anyone, but after Jimmy Butler tied his career high with 32 points in a losing effort to the Nuggets last night, Thibs couldn’t but praise his maturing 3&D wing. Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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”

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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 »