Derrick Rose is so blessed because Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler are better players now than before he got hurt.
If the Bulls are going to win a championship they will need Jimmy Butler and Bulls management should sign him to an extension.
Kirk Hinrich starts for Jimmy Butler. Otherwise regulars of Rose, only Bull with a positive reception from crowd, Noah, Gasol and Dunleavy.
Para los de la Fantasy: Brook Lopez (Nets) y Jimmy Butler (Bulls) no jugarán esta noche. El segundo podría estar unos cuantos días más fuera
A lot of guys have been given hefty offers (Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris...) they are betting on themselves to play well and get more in July
Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss today's game versus the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Butler may miss a few weeks with a thumb injury.
Source: Jimmy Butler & Bulls unlikely to agree to contract extension before Fri deadline. Same w/Kawhi Leonard & SA
No Jimmy Butler tonight, and doubtful for the home-opener, but stranger things have happened with this team.
Thibs, ouch, says Jimmy Butler could be out two to four weeks with thumb sprain. Probably from date of injury.
Jimmy Butler says he won't play tonight. Still day to day.
Jimmy Butler: "Right now if we're healthy, why can't we be the best team in this league?"
Jimmy Butler: "I feel better. Obviously everyone knows I want to play, but I don’t want to rush back too early.’’
Jimmy Butler looks very active shooting. Didn't practice, but Thibs is still not ruling him out.
Thibodeau still noncommittal on Jimmy Butler's status for tomorrow. Didn't practice today.
Hearing Bulls and Jimmy Butler continuing to talk about an extension, numbers sound like they are getting closer.
Jimmy Butler getting shots up w/ splint on his thumb. Thibs says he's "moving in the right direction," still TBD Wed http://t.co/Bbxpy8VGDe
Kirk Hinrich starting for Jimmy Butler. Very exciting stuff.
Jimmy Butler: "I think we're going to figure it out. At end of day, I want to be a Chicago Bull for as long as possible."
Jimmy Butler listed as probable for tonight. Huge for the Bulls if he can play opening night.
Jimmy Butler might miss opening night, but Thibs will still expect 48 minutes on the sideline treadmill.
Bulls announce Jimmy Butler MRI confirmed sprained left thumb. He will not play Friday vs. Minnesota and will not practice this week.
MRI on Jimmy Butler confirmed sprain of left thumb ligaments. He will not practice this week, will not play in Bulls final preseason game.
Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler has sprained ligaments in his left thumb & will miss the final preseason game & practice the rest of the week.
Bulls announce MRI on Jimmy Butler confirms left thumb sprain. Out Friday vs. Minnesota, will be re-evaluated after that.
Bulls already have used 10 players in first quarter even with Jimmy Butler out. Sure feels like conference finals
Curious how Thibodeau will use all this depth.... especially when he's using Jimmy Butler (not available tonight) for 48 minutes.
Tom Thibodeau says Jimmy Butler (wrist) is day to day. Won't play tonight vs Cavaliers in Columbus. Both teams playing most regulars.
Last game was "The Jimmy Butler game" This game is the "Kirk Hinrich game" Too bad for the Bulls they are coming in the preseason.
Perils of being a good defender. Jimmy Butler appeared to hurt a finger when deflecting a pass. Looks like he's staying in.
Jimmy Butler went for a steal and appeared to jam his finger. He looks like he's in some pain right now.
MVP of the preseason so far? Jimmy Butler - no-brainer. Playing at a high level, and one of the few starters playing with heart right now.