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May 21: Curry, LeBron headline 2015 All-NBA First Team, featuring 3 first-timers by Ball Dont Lie
No love for Most Improved Player Jimmy Butler?
May 21: DeMarre Carroll questionable for Game 2, MRI shows no structural damage to left knee by Ball Dont Lie
... one-on-one if Carroll can't go; there's no Jimmy Butler behind Luol Deng here, no Lance Stephenson behind Paul...
May 20: Kawhi, Draymond, Allen, CP3, DeAndre make 2015 NBA All-Defensive First Team by Ball Dont Lie
Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler added to his Most Improved Player hardware by making his second consecutive...
May 19: BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers by Ball Dont Lie
Nothing came easy, James still had to work through Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving sat the second half of a blowout win...
Butler played in 65 games for the Bulls this season and averaged 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 three-pointers a game.
May 15: J.R. Smith needles Knicks on Instagram after Cavs advance to ECF by Ball Dont Lie
... while also playing excellent defense on Bulls scoring threats Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler in the six-game victory.
Butler scored 20 points Thursday in a Game 6 loss to the Cavs, but was held to 8-of-22 shooting, five rebounds and one assist in 44 minutes.
May 14: Cleveland dominates Chicago in Game 6, moves on to the Eastern Conference finals by Ball Dont Lie
Jimmy Butler did well to lead the Bulls with 20 points in the loss, but his looks were labored – he was asked to bail...
Butler posted 29 points in Game 5's loss to the Cavaliers. He added nine rebounds, three assists, and one block in 41 minutes of action.
Butler finished with 18 points (5-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT), two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one blocked shot over 35 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Butler scored 20 points (5-21 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT) with 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in 46 minutes during Monday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks.
Butler scored 33 points (12-17 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 41 minutes in Game 4 Saturday against the Bucks.
Butler scored 31 points (10-19 FG, 3-9 3pt, 8-14 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 46 minutes Monday in Game 2 against the Bucks.
Butler scored 25 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 35 minutes Saturday as the Bulls took Game 1 over the Bucks.
Butler (calf) had 15 points (3-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-12 FT) with six rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Butler has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Miami due to a left calf injury, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Magic.
Butler scored 23 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT) with five rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Raptors.
Butler (elbow) scored 19 points (6-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-10 FT) with nine rebounds in 40 minutes during Monday's win over the Hornets.
Butler will remain out Saturday but "has a good chance" at returning this week, K.C Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (elbow) went through a full practice Thursday and is "getting closer," according to coach Tom Thibodeau, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler (elbow is getting closer to returning to the Bulls' lineup, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.
Butler (elbow) was spotted taking shots ahead of Sunday's game against the Spurs, Sam Smith of Bulls.com reports.
Butler could miss three-to-four weeks with a sprained elbow, but he will not require surgery, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
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.
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.