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Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler
Position: G
Born: 09/14/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $0
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There’s been a lot of rumors about the poor relationship between Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler. What can you say about that? Nikola Mirotic: (Laughs) Actually, I’m surprised that people write about it. Their relationship is very, very good. They are the leaders of our team and get along real, real well. You can see there’s very good communication between them in games and practices. There’s never been any problem between them that I have seen.
via HoopsHype
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“First off, I think I am a point guard,” Butler said without joking. “So I’ve done a heck of a lot of ball screen work, ball handling, getting into the paint and still handling, floaters, all that stuff point guards do. If I get a chance, high pick and roll more. I want some triple doubles. I’ve got to get my handle right so I can pass and get it to guys where they can make shots. I told Fred. You ask what position I play, I say point guard.” It sounds like a joke for the guy who was supposed to be a small forward replacement for Luol Deng. But having another guard who can handle the ball and allow Rose to play off the ball with Butler’s defensive prowess provides a potentially exceptional and previously unknown element to the Bulls arsenal. “I’m very excited because I think a lot of people think my last season was a fluke,” acknowledged Butler, who is the 32nd lowest drafted player on the USA roster. “I really don’t care what they think. But I want to prove to myself it wasn’t. I want to show I can get better from last year to this year. That’s my goal, continue to get better every year like I have.
via NBA.com
When asked about he and Rose, Butler stopped abruptly and asked, “What do you think?” Well, uuugh. “We didn’t win; that’s it,” Butler said in a cut-it-out tone. “When you don’t win somebody has to find something to blame it on because we had a very good team and we were supposed to win. So why not throw out a guy like myself, who had a pretty decent year, and Derrick coming back and say they were clashing. That was a story everyone wanted to talk about and it worked. Everybody is fine. We just want to win. I laugh at it. I know what’s really going on. Everybody doesn’t. He knows. We’re fine. Whenever we win all of this is going right out the window. We start winning at the beginning of the season it’s not an issue anymore.”
via NBA.com
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Jimmy Butler is tired of talking about his relationship with Derrick Rose, but does acknowledge that the pair’s chemistry needs to be better heading into next season. “I think we can,” Butler said Wednesday on “The Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000, when asked about his chemistry with Rose. “I think we will. And I think we better, because the way I look at it, I don’t think either one of us is going anywhere anytime soon.”
via ESPN.com
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Jimmy Butler’s Wednesday began the way most of his offseason days have, with a 5 a.m. wakeup and the first of two or three workouts. That the second happened to be a practice at USA Basketball’s minicamp is yet another sign of Butler’s ascension to the game’s elite. “You’ve seen guys who have made their mark on this league and you’ve seen a lot of guys who have gold medals, so it’s just an honor to be here,” said Butler, who also planned an evening workout. “I just want to work. I want to maintain my schedule and involve this with it. It was really cool I could do both.”
via Chicago Tribune