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Mar 02: In the Paint: Daily NBA Primer (March 2) by The Fake Basketball
It was a rough day yesterday, as we all saw Jimmy Butler get injured at the worst possible time.
Butler could miss three-to-four weeks with a sprained elbow, but he will not require surgery, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Mar 02: The Bulls can survive without Jimmy Butler, but just barely by Ball Dont Lie
The Bulls can survive without Jimmy Butler, but just barely.
Butler will get an MRI performed Monday on his sprained left elbow, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler scored 28 points (11-19 FG, 6-7 FT) and added 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks in 43 minutes against the Timberwolves Friday.
Feb 26: Derrick Rose to undergo surgery Friday, Bulls optimistic for return this season by Ball Dont Lie
An organization realizing that this year's model — with Jimmy Butler reaching All-Star status, Pau Gasol looking like...
Feb 25: Looking at Chicago's future, as Derrick Rose weighs his recovery options by Ball Dont Lie
More shot attempts for All-Star Jimmy Butler, a healthy Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Feb 24: Derrick Rose to undergo surgery for torn medial meniscus in right knee by Ball Dont Lie
... Pau Gasol, and Nikola Mirotic is among the best in the NBA and Jimmy Butler has become an All-Star shooting guard.
Butler (shoulder) returned to the starting lineup following a two-game absence Friday. He scored 30 points (9-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT) and added five rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes against the Pistons.
Butler (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (shoulder) scored six points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) to go along with one rebound, one assist and two steals in nine minutes Sunday in the All-Star game.
Butler participated in Saturday's workout but will test out his shoulder Sunday before a final decision is made on his availability for the All-Star game, ESPN Chicago reports.
Butler (shoulder) may be able to play in the All-Star game on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (shoulder) will not play Thursday night against the Cavaliers, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Wednesday morning that confirmed a strain in his shoulder, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler will miss the rest of Tuesday's game after aggravating the right shoulder strain he suffered Sunday, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
Butler scored 27 points (9-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 41 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Butler (knee) had 22 points (8-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in a team high 42 minutes on Friday.
Butler tied a career-high Thursday, putting up 35 points (9-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 16-18 FT) in 49 minutes of action as the Bulls fell to the Lakers in Double overtime. He left the game in the final minutes of the second overtime and was seen being tended to by team doctors, but it's unclear what the nature of the injury is at this point.
Butler (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Warriors, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
Butler scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 38 minutes Saturday against the Hawks.
Butler (personal) scored 22 points (7-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT) to go along with five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes Monday against the Rockets.
Butler is on bereavement leave and will not play Saturday, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
Butler shot 8-of-14 Thursday in a win over the Nuggets, scoring 26 points (1-2 3Pt, 9-9 FT) and grabbing eight points and dishing out eight assists.
Butler had a season-low eight points (3-12 FG; 0-3 3Pt) and three rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
Butler scored 27 points (8-20 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 9-12 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, four steals and one block in 44 minutes Monday against the Pacers.
Butler had 33 points (12-18 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 9-10 FT), five rebounds and two assists Saturday as the Bulls beat the Pelicans 107-100.
Butler cooled off in a big way Tuesday night, scoring 11 points (4-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds and two rebounds in 38 minutes.
Butler tied his season high for shot attempts, making 11 of his 21 shots for 31 points in a win over the Grizzlies, despite the Bulls missing Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson.
Butler scored 35 points (11-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 9-10 FT) and added five rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block in 45 minutes of play against the Knicks on Wednesday.
Butler (illness) scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes Monday against the Hawks.
Butler scored 23 points (9-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-9 FT), with eight rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.
Butler torched the Nets for 26 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-13 FT) to go with four rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Sunday.
Butler led the Bulls in minutes and points Friday against the Celtics, scoring 22 points (6-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT) in 41 minutes of play.
Butler scored a team-high 25 points (8-16 FG, 1-2 3P, 8-9 FT) with four steals, two rebounds and two assists in 44 minutes during Monday's win over the Jazz.
Butler scored nine points (3-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added four points, two assists, and a steal in 27 minutes against the Trail Blazers Friday.
Butler recorded a line of 23 points (11-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, one asist, and two steals with three turnovers. He played 37 minutes in the loss to the Kings Thursday.
Butler (thumb) scored a team-high 22 points (6-17 FG, 1-4 3P, 9-10 FT) with eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in 45 minutes during Monday's win over the Clippers.
Butler had a team-high 32 points (10-17 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 11-14 FT) with six rebounds and two steals in 41 minutes in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Butler (thumb) was listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Raptors, and started, scoring 21 points (7-10, 1-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT).
Butler (thumb) is listed as "probable" for Thursday's game against the Raptors, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Butler scored 19 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds and one assist in 43 minutes Monday against the Pistons.
Butler (thumb) is considered probable for Monday's matchup with Detroit, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Butler (thumb/shoulder) scored 16 points (7-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with five rebounds in 38 minutes in the loss to Boston on Saturday.
Butler had his best night of the year Friday with Derrick Rose out, scoring 23 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT).
Butler scored 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-4 FT), with seven assists, six rebounds and four steals in 41 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Bucks.
Butler scored a team-high 21 points (7-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-11 FT), with nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal in 35 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Magic.
Butler (thumb) practiced Monday and is likely to play Tuesday against the Magic, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Butler (thumb) scored 24 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-15 FT) to go along with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes Saturday against Minnesota.
Butler (thumb) will miss 2-4 weeks as he continues to recover from a sprained thumb, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (thumb) did not practice Tuesday but remains a game-time call for Wednesday's opener against the Knicks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (thumb) did a little more shooting during Monday's practice, but he is still not doing much other work, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.
Butler (thumb) did not practice Sunday and is still uncertain for the Bulls' regular season opener Wednesday against the Knicks, ESPN Chicago reports.
Butler has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb, and will miss the rest of the preseason, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.
Butler (thumb) will not require surgery on his sprained thumb, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler scored 29 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 12-16 FT) to go along with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 31 minutes Thursday against the Hawks.
Butler scored 21 points (7-8 FG, 7-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes Monday against the Nuggets.
Butler lost some weight this summer and coach Tom Thibodeau believes he will benefit from that this season, ESPN Chicago reports.