Jimmy Butler RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
When the season ended, there were reports that you had issues with Derrick Rose. Jimmy Butler: I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine. I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship the city, to the organization. I think that’s our job. And I think we’re gonna do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a lot of respect for the guy.
So there’s no truth to the reports? Jimmy Butler: I never read the reports so I couldn’t tell you what they said. To tell you the truth, if you read it, something’s going to piss you off, so I really don’t. There’s a lot of people that think I’m a terrible basketball player, so it’s just gonna piss me off. And if it’s people who think I’m good, I’ll be happy. I’m just not gonna read it at all and stay content in my own mind.
So basketball’s a day job? Jimmy Butler: Yeah, basketball’s just a day job. I’m like Batman, except for singing. No, Superman. I dress up in a basketball uniform by day. I mean night, because I play at night. But after the game, I take off my uniform and it’s the Superman of singing outfits. I don’t think that was a good comparison now that I’ve thought about it.
In his first postseason public comments regarding his relationship with Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler said both players want to win and he respects his Bulls’ backcourt mate. “I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine,” Butler told Rolling Stone magazine. “I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship the city, to the organization. I think that’s our job. And I think we’re gonna do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a lot of respect for the guy.”
Butler shared his impressions of new coach Fred Hoiberg with Rolling Stone. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s doing,” Butler told the magazine. “He has some great offensive schemes and a great coaching staff. I think he’s gonna be good for the Bulls. I think Chicago will like him. He’s a very likeable guy, very successful at the college level and hopefully he can bring it to the Bulls.”
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Jimmy Butler has agreed to a five-year, $95 million maximum contract to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Butler’s deal will include a player option after the fourth year of the deal, sources told Yahoo.: 12 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five-year, $95M maximum contract with player option after four years, league sources tell Yahoo.
KC Johnson: Here’s more optimism for why Butler verbal agreement could come today: Bulls open to player option. Should be either 3/1 or 4/1 max.: 12 more rumors
Shams Charania: Jimmy Butler, Bulls plan to discuss his decision on 5-year max deal today, with full guarantees in current structure, sources tell RealGM.
Marc Stein: Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking the five-year, $90 mil max Chicago offered as opposed to shorter deal
Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler is giving consideration to accepting the franchise’s offer of a five-year maximum contract, league sources told RealGM. The current offer sheet must include a player option on the fifth season for Butler to consider accepting, sources said.
Mark Medina: Tonight, Lakers also expressed interest in Bulls’ Jimmy Butler & Cavs’ Iman Shumpert per league source. But both are restricted FA’s
Ideally, Butler is seeking a three-year maximum deal with a player option for a fourth season, sources said. That deal would be worth roughly $51 million.: 12 more rumors
It was reported yesterday that Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Jimmy Butler did have an interview set up with several teams, including the Sixers, but canceled, once Chicago offered him a deal of $90 million over five years.
Is it true that you took significantly less money to be on Team Jordan? What led to that decision? Jimmy Butler: I’ve always been a fan of Mike and his game. What he did for the game of basketball as a whole, and what he did off the court for it too, whether it was with Hanes or his shoe brand. But I’ve always been a fan of the tennis shoe. So when I got an opportunity to switch from Adidas to Jordan, I just thought it was the right choice, because I’ve never had problems with my feet. I’m not bashing Adidas at all, but I got turf toe one year and rolled my ankles a few times. That’s never happened, whenever I was at Marquette with Jordan or before that, with Nike. So I thought maybe I should go back to that shoe. And then Jordan picked me up.
Did any of your Adidas-wearing teammates [like Derrick Rose] try to convince you to stay on Adidas? Jimmy Butler: No. No. You can’t convince me, once my mind’s made up. They already knew. I was probably telling them halfway through the season, whenever it is, “When this year’s over, y’all can count on not seeing me in Adidas. I’m gonna be straight Jordan-ed out.” Now I’m never wanting to leave Brand Jordan.
According to veteran Mike Dunleavy, the two have had several conversations concerning next season, and Butler has made it clear to Dunleavy that he wanted to stay a Bull. “I really think that Jimmy will be back,’’ Dunleavy said. “I’m really optimistic that he and I will both be back. I’ve talked to him a little over the course of this summer. Obviously, nothing is set in stone and he’s got to go through the process, but I would be surprised if Jimmy’s in another uniform next year besides the Bulls.’’
The Chicago Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several others teams as he decides how many years to re-sign with the Bulls for, sources said. Butler could do a four-year deal with a player option after three years to capitalize on new salary-cap money. The Bulls also offered him a one-year qualifying offer of $4.5 million, sources said.
KC Johnson: In all Bulls’ contacts with Butler, they’ve had no indications he wants to be elsewhere. Just matter of years.: 12 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Sources: After CHI offered @Jimmy Butler max 5/$90-plus Mon, JB postponed meeting w/LAL, BOS, PHI, DAL. JB deciding how many yrs 2 sign w/CHI: 12 more rumors
Eric Pincus: The Chicago Bulls have given Jimmy Butler both a qualifying offer AND a max qualifying offer. If Jimmy Butler signs an offer sheet with another team, it must be for at least 3 years w/o options (can be a 4th w/option) @BBallInsiders: 12 more rumors
Steve Kyler: Bulls can influence with a maximum qualifying offer. Was told Jimmy might sign Qualifier if Bulls force his hand: 12 more rumors
A funky, season-ending loss to the Cavaliers in which Rose played a passive second half as Butler shot 12 times has stirred questions about their chemistry now that Butler has joined Rose as a primary scorer. But a league source insisted Butler possibly signing a shorter-term deal in restricted free agency is based on the changing financial landscape coming with the league’s new TV deal. “I haven’t seen (friction),” said general manager Gar Forman, who has talked to Butler recently. “In all our minds, you’ve got two guys who can attack, want to run, can play off the dribble and playmake for themselves and others. They haven’t had a chance to do it a whole lot because of the injuries. But there’s no reason those two shouldn’t be able to play at a high level and be one of the best backcourts in the league.”: 12 more rumors
Rose, who works well with all coaches and respected Tom Thibodeau, has told confidantes he’s excited by the Fred Hoiberg hire. “I think they complement each other beautifully,” Hoiberg said of Rose and Butler. “I’m looking forward to trying to put those guys in great spots where they can continue to be All-Star-caliber players.”