HoopsHype Jimmy Butler rumors

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Deng has made just 1 of 15 3-point attempts. Rose has clanked 15 of 20. Neither Joakim Noah nor Jimmy Butler has looked fully comfortable offensively, occasionally passing up shots. This all has combined to allow defenses to sag off the perimeter. The Bulls managed just 14 points in the paint and four fast-break points against the Pacers. "It's not necessarily just the points in the paint as much as it is the ball hitting the paint," Thibodeau said. "Your offense is going to function a lot better if the ball hits the paint before you shoot, whether it's dribble penetration or the post-up. And the numbers always bear that out. That's something that we talked about (Thursday). Chicago Tribune

October 30, 2013 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has exercised its fourth-year option for the 2014-15 season for guard/forward Jimmy Butler, and its third-year option for the 2014-15 season for guard Marquis Teague. By exercising the respective player options, both players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2014-15 season. NBA.com

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Mark Wahlberg has had quite the athletic career...in Hollywood, at least. The actor who played football's favorite underdog Vince Papale in "Invincible" and boxing legend Micky Ward in "The Fighter" is now getting his chance to showcase his athleticism on the hardwood. Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2012-13, tweeted and Instagrammed his account of a 1-on-1 game with Wahlberg at the Berto Center Wednesday night. Butler allegedly won 7-6, which is probably a closer game than it should have been. CSN Chicago

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"I’m excited [about the upcoming season]. I think going forward we really have a great opportunity to put ourselves among the elite teams in the game," Pippen said. "With the emergence of Jimmy Butler—I’ve seen him in the gym this summer—I know that kid is really preparing himself to be a better player. CSN Chicago

August 2, 2013 Updates

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported last week that the Bulls and Heat are expected to face off against each other in the season opener on Oct. 29. Bulls third-year guard Jimmy Butler says he and his teammates will not be looking forward to seeing LeBron James and Co. get their championship rings. "I don't think anybody wants to watch that on our team so we won't pay too much attention to it," Butler said Tuesday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "They deserved it. They won a championship, definitely, but they got to deal with the Chicago Bulls for 48 minutes coming out right after that, they get their rings." ESPN.com

July 23, 2013 Updates

Jimmy Butler earned praise for his performance against LeBron James and the Miami Heat during the 2012-13 NBA playoffs, but the second-year Chicago Bulls guard got the wrong kind of attention Tuesday. Butler issued an apology on his Twitter account (@mr_2eight1) after a photo circulated on the Internet showing him wearing a T-shirt with profane lyrics from a song by rapper Lil' Wayne. "In regards to the picture that is circulating ... It was early last year and the shirt simply matched my shoes," Butler tweeted. "In no way do I support the message written on the shirt. I sincerely apologize to any of my fans who may have been offended. Much love, JB." Chicago Tribune

June 24, 2013 Updates

After the emergence of swingman Jimmy Butler during the playoffs last season, Deng is perhaps more expendable but unlikely to join John Wall and Bradley Beal in Washington. The Wizards have had discussions with several teams but the team still intends to make a selection Thursday, according to another league source. Washington Post

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Coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed one certainty: Jimmy Butler will be starting next season. "I don't see why not," Thibodeau said Friday. "The way he played this year, he earned that spot. He has great versatility. He became much more confident and competent — running pick-and-rolls, catch-and-shoot, putting it on the floor, posting up. His improvement offensively was tremendous. And his defense has gotten better and better, and will continue to improve." Chicago Tribune

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‘‘Nate — he’s the key to this team,’’ Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler said of Nate Robinson, his effusive and explosive teammate. ‘‘The offense that he brings, the way he can easily shift the momentum of the game. That’s big on any team, and Nate’s done that for us.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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