Overlooked (as usual) will be Luol Deng going 39 minutes and erasing Jimmy Butler. Deng also had 15p, 10r, 4a.
Jimmy Butler averages 20.5ppg. He's got 5p on 2/8 FGs while working mostly against Deng.
Luol Deng, 2x All Star, 15p-7r-3a in 31m, 1st g back in Chicago. Jimmy Butler, who replaced Deng, gets All-Star talk, 5p-4r-1a in 32m.
Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler 2 of 11 from the field combined. Derrick Rose 5 of 13. Heat 60, Bulls 48 5:38 3Q with Whiteside coming in.
Bulls/Heat: Taj Gibson, Chalmers, Hassan Whiteside - 2nd round picks. Jimmy Butler - late 1st round pick. Celtics need to find these guys.
Jimmy Butler has 11 points in the 3rd quarter. He looks like Nov./Dec. Jimmy right now.
Not counting practice/shootarounds, Jimmy Butler has run NBA-high 115 miles on the court since Oct. 29.
So tough to pick East reserves. Jimmy Butler’s my only no-brainer pick. I put Korver and Millsap on too, though Al’s their best player.
Jimmy Butler leads league in minutes at 39.8, has slowed down recently, & finally came out of game w/ a 22-point lead. Thibs gonna Thibs.
Can't remember many games, if any, when Jimmy Butler has been in foul trouble. He just picked up his 3rd foul in 9 minutes.
Figure on Wade, Jimmy Butler as a pair of locks among the seven East reserves, with at least two Hawks in that mix, perhaps more.
Jimmy Butler (455,756) received more All-Star votes than Derrick Rose (379,994). Who would've predicted that entering the season?
Jimmy Butler finished 5th and Derrick Rose 6th in East backcourt voting. Butler 455,756 votes to Rose's 379,994. Surprising.
I wonder if Jimmy Butler is somewhere thinking "if only Chief Keef had a bigger social media presence"..
Lots of tweets that John Paxson said Bulls would match all offers for Jimmy Butler. Did anyone really think the Knicks would get him?
So John Paxson said that Bulls will match any offer for Jimmy Butler - even a max. It would have been nice, but Knicks have Langsanity. No?
I'm hearing Jimmy Butler's name. Legit, but Klay's 3-point shot gives him edge there, too.
LeBron hits turnaround jumper from L baseline vs. Tony Snell, Thibodeau gets Jimmy Butler up to scorers' table.
LeBron James didn't seem to mind getting called for offensive foul in forearming Jimmy Butler to floor.
The Bulls are playing terribly tonight, but that doesn't mean Jimmy Butler should pull up for a jumper over LeBron. Bad all the way around.
Had sense, from LBJ's media sessions Sun/Mon, he was aware of all Jimmy Butler explosion talk (All-Star, MVP!?) talk and, y'know focused.
Jimmy Butler argues to ref that it was Mozgov who fouled LeBron.
Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler are a combined 2-for-16. The Bulls won't win any games with that trio shooting so poorly.
If Jimmy Butler wants to continue carrying that star-on-the-rise label, he needs to game up.
Jimmy Butler had Dellavedova on him that entire possession and didn't touch the ball.
Bulls have a lot of trouble generating enough spacing without Dunleavy and December Jimmy Butler.
If not for Jimmy Butler, we'd be talking about Motiejunas vs. Green as matchup of two of top Most Improved candidates.
Jimmy Butler addressing the crowd about MLK pregame.
Jimmy Butler is so insanely humble in comparison to his success.
Jimmy Butler is so much more dangerous when he steals the ball in the open court and no one is near him. Makes the Bulls so much better.
My dad is visiting. I just reminded him that the Celtics took JaJuan Johnson over Jimmy Butler. Might have to call the paramedics.
Marcus Smart too small to guard Jimmy Butler that deep in the post. BBQ Chicken!