Chicago Bulls Rumors
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.
Vincent Goodwill: Bulls not yet in on Rodney Stuckey. Four contenders for his services so far. Wonder if he’ll wait the market out to get some MLE money: 6 more rumors
“I’m thrilled to be back,” Dunleavy said in an interview. “It’s a really fair deal. I’m looking forward to playing for (new coach Fred Hoiberg) and love our team.”
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
Mark Medina: I’m told Jeremy Lin fielding interest from Dallas, Memphis, Indiana, Chicago, San Antonio, Clippers & even the Lakers bit.ly/1T64fVc
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.
KC Johnson: Just talked to Dunleavy: “I’m thrilled to be back. It’s a really fair deal. I’m looking forward to playing for (Hoiberg) and love our team.”
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
Adrian Wojnarowski: Mike Dunleavy Jr., has agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dunleavy deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract, sources tell Yahoo.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Chicago Bulls are closing in on a three-year, $15 million deal to bring back in-demand swingman Mike Dunleavy
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
Shams Charania: Washington and Cleveland are pursuing Mike Dunleavy Jr., but Chicago remains frontrunner with his Bird rights, league sources tell RealGM.: 1 more rumor
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.