HoopsHype Jimmy Butler Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Sean Highkin

Jimmy Butler isn't the only Taylor Swift fan on the Bulls friendlybounce.com/2014/10/30/dou…

Magic Johnson

Derrick Rose is so blessed because Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler are better players now than before he got hurt.

Magic Johnson

If the Bulls are going to win a championship they will need Jimmy Butler and Bulls management should sign him to an extension.

Jesus Sanchez

Muy buena pinta @Chicago Bulls. Les falta hoy @Jimmy Butler. Los @New York Knicks dan una imagen lastimosa. (65-98). Quedan seis minutos.

Sam Smith

Kirk Hinrich starts for Jimmy Butler. Otherwise regulars of Rose, only Bull with a positive reception from crowd, Noah, Gasol and Dunleavy.

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

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

Steve Kyler

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

Michael Scotto

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.

Chris Broussard

Source: Jimmy Butler & Bulls unlikely to agree to contract extension before Fri deadline. Same w/Kawhi Leonard & SA

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler is out vs. Knicks. Beyond that? Nobody knows. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1vgzcYX

Joe Cowley

No Jimmy Butler tonight, and doubtful for the home-opener, but stranger things have happened with this team.

Kurt Helin

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to miss 2-4 weeks with thumb injury dlvr.it/7M8WPf

Ian Begley

Per @Nick Friedell, Jimmy Butler won't play tonight and is out 2-4 weeks with a thumb injury.

Chris Herring

Jimmy Butler out for a couple weeks, per @KC Johnson. Big for NYK, as he'd normally be the guy responsible for guarding Carmelo Anthony.

Sam Smith

Thibs, ouch, says Jimmy Butler could be out two to four weeks with thumb sprain. Probably from date of injury.

Jonah Ballow

Jimmy Butler out 2-4 weeks. That’s big for tonight’s game, especially on the defensive side of the floor for CHI. #Knicks

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler says he won't play tonight. Still day to day.

Trey Kerby

Adams, Beverley, Payton, Tony Allen, Andrew Bogut, Jimmy Butler -- who else? #allannoying

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler: "Right now if we're healthy, why can't we be the best team in this league?"

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler: "I feel better. Obviously everyone knows I want to play, but I don’t want to rush back too early.’’

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler looks very active shooting. Didn't practice, but Thibs is still not ruling him out.

Sean Highkin

Thibodeau still noncommittal on Jimmy Butler's status for tomorrow. Didn't practice today.

Steve Kyler

Hearing Bulls and Jimmy Butler continuing to talk about an extension, numbers sound like they are getting closer.

Sean Highkin

Nuggets clearing cap space for Jimmy Butler RT @juliephayer: You saw this, right? @Sean Highkin @KirkSeriousFace youtu.be/5p483f5eBTs

Sean Highkin

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

Kurt Helin

Jimmy Butler confident he’ll sign contract extension with Bulls dlvr.it/7L1fH8

Alex Kennedy

Pelicans don't pick up Austin Rivers' option, Jimmy Butler confident he'll get extended and more NBA rumors here: basketballinsiders.com/nba-rumors-pel…

Joe Cowley

Kirk Hinrich starting for Jimmy Butler. Very exciting stuff.

Joel Brigham

Jimmy Butler confident an extension will get done before Halloween deadline: basketballinsiders.com/butler-confide… @BBallInsiders

Alex Kennedy

Jimmy Butler says he's confident that he and the Bulls will come to an agreement on an extension: basketballinsiders.com/butler-confide… (via @Joel Brigham)

KC Johnson

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."

Sean Highkin

Jimmy Butler listed as probable for tonight. Huge for the Bulls if he can play opening night.

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler's thumb and hand looked like the Mummy. Jo and Derrick are expected to play tomorrow, but then again, who knows? #BullsCamp

Emiliano Carchia

Bulls' Jimmy Butler out with sprained thumb sportando.com/en/usa/nba/138…

Rich Levine

Jimmy Butler might miss opening night, but Thibs will still expect 48 minutes on the sideline treadmill.

Kurt Helin

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler has sprained thumb, could miss start of season. dlvr.it/7H0lmn

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls announce Jimmy Butler MRI confirmed sprained left thumb. He will not play Friday vs. Minnesota and will not practice this week.

Jessica Camerato

MRI on Jimmy Butler confirmed sprain of left thumb ligaments. He will not practice this week, will not play in Bulls final preseason game.

Marc J. Spears

Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler has sprained ligaments in his left thumb & will miss the final preseason game & practice the rest of the week.

Sean Highkin

Bulls announce MRI on Jimmy Butler confirms left thumb sprain. Out Friday vs. Minnesota, will be re-evaluated after that.

Sam Smith

Bulls already have used 10 players in first quarter even with Jimmy Butler out. Sure feels like conference finals

Ethan J. Skolnick

Curious how Thibodeau will use all this depth.... especially when he's using Jimmy Butler (not available tonight) for 48 minutes.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Tom Thibodeau says Jimmy Butler (wrist) is day to day. Won't play tonight vs Cavaliers in Columbus. Both teams playing most regulars.

Nick Friedell

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.

Mike McGraw

Perils of being a good defender. Jimmy Butler appeared to hurt a finger when deflecting a pass. Looks like he's staying in.

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler went for a steal and appeared to jam his finger. He looks like he's in some pain right now.

Joe Cowley

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.

KC Johnson

Preseason or not, Jimmy Butler's improved midrange and post-up game stand out. As does over 8 FTAs per game. my.chicagotribune.com/#section/444/a…

Kurt Helin

Mark Wahlberg toasts Jimmy Butler’s game-winning shot (video) dlvr.it/7DyLSl