NBA Basketball

#21
Jimmy Butler
PPG RPG APG
24.9 6.8 4.6
Team: ChicagoHeight: 6-7 Born: 9/14/1989
Position: G-FWeight: 231 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
College: MarquetteDraft: 1st Round 30th pick by Bulls (2011)


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Jan. 14 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET23:44 GMT7:44 4:44 PM MST6:44 PM EST3:44 UAE (+1)00:4418:44 ET5:44 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 28 points as the Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak with a 107-99 victory over the Pelicans on Saturday at the United Center.
Analysis: Butler returned after missing two games, and dropped 10 pounds after being sick since Monday. He played 39 minutes and the Bulls are back on the court Sunday at Memphis. He is averaging 22.9 points on the second half of back-to-backs.
Jan. 11 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST2:19 UAE (+1)23:1917:19 ET4:19 PM CTNaN:� - Butler will return for the Bulls on Saturday to face the Pelicans after missin two straight games with an illness.
Analysis: Butler reportedly lost 10 pounds due to the illness which has been going around the Bulls' locker room, so he could play limited minutes. Butler's illness goes back to Monday even though he played, scoring only one point on 0-for-6 shooting in 29 minutes.
Jan. 7 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 42 points, and the Bulls overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Raptors 123-118 in overtime Saturday night.
Analysis: Butler, who also had 10 rebounds and five assists, hit the 40-point mark for the third time in six games.
Jan. 4 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 10 straight points during a critical stretch in the fourth quarter, leading the Bulls to a 106-94 win Wednesday night over the Cavaliers.
Analysis: Butler, who was coming off a 52-point game against Charlotte, scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth as the Bulls held off Cleveland's comeback.
Jan. 2 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST7:06 UAE (+1)04:0622:06 ET9:06 PM CTNaN:� - Butler erupted for 52 points - one off his career high - in Monday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Butler scored 20 points in the first half and 17 in the game's final four minutes. He had an all-around great game with 12 rebounds and six assists while going 21 of 22 from the free-throw line. Butler has scored at least 25 points in four straight games, averaging 35.8 points on 51.2 percent shooting.
Dec. 30 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST3:16 UAE (+1)00:1618:16 ET5:16 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 25 points Friday.
Analysis: It came one game after Butler capped a 40-point night with a buzzer-beater just inside the 3-point line that gave the Bulls a 101-99 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday.
Dec. 28 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST6:57 UAE (+1)03:5721:57 ET8:57 PM CTNaN:� - Butler capped a 40-point night with a buzzer-beater just inside the 3-point line that gave the Bulls a 101-99 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Chicago star added 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Analysis: Butler matched a season high and outscored his 35-point total over Chicago's last two games. Averaging 17.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting over his previous six outings, it appears he's now out of his mild slump.
Dec. 25 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST4:15 UAE (+1)01:1519:15 ET6:15 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting Sunday.
Analysis: It was the fourth time in five games that Butler, averaging 24.4 points, failed to score more than 20. His streak of scoring at least 20 on the road was snapped at 12 games, which was tied for second-longest in the league.
Dec. 23 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)02:5020:50 ET7:50 PM CTNaN:� - Butler led the Bulls with 26 points Friday and shot 11 of 19 from the floor in a loss at Charlotte.
Analysis: For whatever reason, Butler has been much better on the road this season. He's averaged 26.3 points and shot 50 percent in road games, compared to 22.4 points and 40.8 percent at the United Center.
Dec. 21 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Butler's struggles continued Wednesday with 20 points on 6-of-20 shooting in a loss to Washington. He did grab 11 rebounds for his highest total in over a month.
Analysis: After shooting 6 of 7 in Monday's win over Detroit, Butler shot under 50 percent for the fourth time in five games. He's averaging 18.8 points on 38.0 percent shooting during that span.
Dec. 16 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE05:1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Butler was held to a season-low seven points on 3-of-14 shooting as the Bulls were routed by Milwaukee on Friday, though he did manage seven rebounds and six assists.
Analysis: It's the first time in 26 games this season that Chicago's franchise player finished in single digits in points. Butler is in a mild slump at the moment, as he's shot just 37 percent from the field while averaging 19.8 points over his last five games.
Dec. 15 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had a subpar game Thursday with 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting while chipping in just three rebounds and three assists.
Analysis: All of those numbers were below his season averages. Butler remains a top point producer despite going 6 of 28 from 3-point range in his last nine games.
Dec. 13 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST7:11 UAE (+1)04:1122:11 ET9:11 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 27 points Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler's 25.7 points per game are a career high.
Dec. 11 11:13 PM PT12:13 AM MT1:13 AM CT2:13 AM ET7:13 GMT15:13 12:13 AM MST2:13 AM EST11:13 UAE08:132:13 ET1:13 AM CTNaN:� - Butler bounced back from Thursday's rough game with an excellent all-around performance in Saturday's 105-100 win over Miami. The versatile guard led the way with 31 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Analysis: Thursday's 13-point, 4-of-14 effort against San Antonio was the only time in Butler's last 17 games he hasn't gone for 20 or more. He's been making a living at the foul line of late, having averaged over 11 free throw attempts over his past 11 outings and making them at an 89.3 percent clip during that span.
Dec. 8 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CTNaN:� - Butler was held to 13 points - all in the second half - in Thursday's win over the Spurs, ending his 15-game streak of 20-plus point games. That run was the longest by a Bulls player since Michael Jordan did it in 24 straight during the 1995-96 season.
Analysis: Butler shot 4 of 14 and 1 of 3 from 3-point range. He's 4 for 23 (17.4 percent) from downtown in his last six games, but has averaged 7.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in that span.
Dec. 6 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 32 points Tuesday against Detroit.
Analysis: Butler has averaged 29.1 points in the last eight games.
Dec. 5 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)04:3222:32 ET9:32 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 20 or more points for the 14th straight game, netting 26 in Monday's loss to Portland. He also had seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
Analysis: The All-Star guard has been particularly prolific of late, averaging 28.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists over his last seven games. He's just 6 for 23 from 3-point range in that span.
Dec. 4 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CTNaN:� - Butler continued his recent scoring binge with 26 points and nine rebounds in the Bulls' 107-82 loss at Dallas on Saturday.
Analysis: The Bulls may be an erratic team, but Butler has been ultra-consistent. He's now logged 20 or more points in 13 consecutive games. The All-Star guard has been particularly prolific of late, averaging 29.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists over his last six outings.
Nov. 30 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 22 points but had a dismal shooting performance with 4 of 18 Wednesday in a loss to the Lakers.
Analysis: Butler has scored 20 or more points in his last 11 games, setting a career high. His previous best was six in a row. Butler's 4 of 18 likely isn't a sign of things to come since he entered the day 35 of 58 (60.3 percent) in his three previous games. Expect him to bounce back Friday against the Cavs.
Nov. 25 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)03:1921:19 ET8:19 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 26 points Friday despite sitting out the fourth quarter of the Bulls' rout of the 76ers.
Analysis: Butler has had at least 20 points in 10 straight games and is averaging 29.6 in his last seven along with 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
Nov. 23 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET6:10 GMT14:10 11:10 PM MST1:10 AM EST10:10 UAE07:101:10 ET12:10 AM CTNaN:� - Butler followed Sunday's 40-point game against the Lakers with 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Tuesday's loss at Denver.
Analysis: Butler has had at least 20 points in nine straight games and is averaging 30.2 in his last six along with 8.8 rebounds.
Nov. 20 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET5:29 GMT13:29 10:29 PM MST12:29 AM EST9:29 UAE06:290:29 ET11:29 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 22 points and six rebounds, but shot just 5 for 18 from the field in Saturday's 102-95 loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Butler has struggled with his shot in the last two games, going a combined 12 for 37 from the field. However, he has seven straight 20-point games, the most since Derrick Rose also had seven straight in the 2010-11 season.
Nov. 20 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST8:27 UAE05:2723:27 ET10:27 PM CTNaN:� - With Dwyane Wade taking the night off, Butler carried the visiting Bulls to a 118-110 victory over the Lakers. The star guard stepped up with 40 points on 14-of-23 shooting, including 12 points in the third quarter to help Chicago take charge.
Analysis: Butler also finished with seven rebounds and six assists and knocked down 12 of 14 from the free-throw line.
Nov. 18 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE06:090:09 ET11:09 PM CTNaN:� - Butler led the way with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in Thursday's 85-77 win at Utah.
Analysis: Butler has averaged 26 points over his last four games - all Chicago victories. He's also totaled 24 rebounds in his last two.
Nov. 15 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:4323:43 ET10:43 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had another excellent game with 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting with a season-high 12 rebounds and five assists in a win at Portland on Tuesday.
Analysis: In his last four games, Butler has averaged 30.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting with 7.0 boards and 6.5 assists. He's also 7 for 15 from 3-point range and 40 of 44 from the foul line in that span.
Nov. 12 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 37 points - two shy of his season high - Saturday in a win over Washington.
Analysis: Butler hit all 14 free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out a season-high nine assists. He's averaged 32.0 points on 29 of 58 from the field in his last three games, while adding 5.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Butler is clearly on his way to another All-Star selection.
Nov. 9 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST6:16 UAE (+1)03:1621:16 ET8:16 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 39 points, seven assists and six steals, but it wasn't enough in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks. He also knocked down four 3-pointers.
Analysis: Butler is off to a strong start, particularly from beyond the arc. He's 14 for 32 so far after shooting just 31.2 percent last season.
Nov. 7 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CTNaN:� - Butler didn't need to have a huge scoring game Monday in an easy win over Orlando, finishing with 20 points on 5 of 13 from the field with a season-best seven assists, five rebounds and four steals.
Analysis: Butler is certainly capable of putting up 25 points on a consistent basis, but his contributions elsewhere is what will take him to the next level. His seven assists came after he had two in each of the previous four games, while his four steals came after he tallied that many in his first six contests.
Nov. 4 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST6:49 UAE (+1)03:4922:49 ET8:49 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored over 20 points for the third consecutive game with 26 on 7 of 15 from the field Friday in a loss to the Knicks.
Analysis: It's no cause for concern, but Butler is 15 for 36 in his last two games (41.7 percent) after going 18 for 36 (50.0) in the first three. He has made 28 of 29 free throws the past four games.
Nov. 3 6:44 AM PT7:44 AM MT8:44 AM CT9:44 AM ET13:44 GMT21:44 6:44 AM MST8:44 AM EST17:44 UAE14:449:44 ET7:44 AM CTNaN:� - Butler had 23 points Wednesday.
Analysis: He's averaging 21.3 points and has turned the ball over just three times.
Oct. 31 6:42 PM PT7:42 PM MT8:42 PM CT9:42 PM ET1:42 GMT9:42 6:42 PM MST8:42 PM EST5:42 UAE (+1)02:4221:42 ET7:42 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had 22 points in 27 minutes Monday.
Analysis: He's averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent (18 for 36) in the first three games. Butler has made 6 of 11 3-pointers and turned the ball over just once on the young season.
Oct. 27 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST6:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - Butler had a big opener with 24 points and seven rebounds in Thursday's win over the Celtics. He also hit four 3-pointers and had two steals.
Analysis: Butler shot just 31.2 percent from 3-point range last season, so this was a promising performance from beyond the arc.

Regular Season Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
11-12 Chi 42 8.5 2.6 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 .405 .182 .768
12-13 Chi 82 26.0 8.6 4.0 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.8 .467 .381 .803
13-14 Chi 67 38.7 13.1 4.9 2.6 1.9 0.5 1.5 .397 .283 .769
14-15 Chi 65 38.7 20.0 5.8 3.3 1.8 0.6 1.4 .462 .378 .834
15-16 Chi 67 36.9 20.9 5.3 4.8 1.6 0.6 2.0 .454 .312 .832
16-17 Chi 40 36.7 24.9 6.8 4.6 1.8 0.3 2.1 .452 .347 .866
Career 363 31.8 14.8 4.7 2.8 1.4 0.5 1.3 .446 .331 .823

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
11-12 Chi  42 359 32 79 2 11 43 56 23 56 14 11 5 14 109
12-13 Chi  82 2134 239 512 40 105 187 233 136 328 115 78 31 62 705
13-14 Chi  67 2591 275 693 68 240 260 338 87 330 175 127 36 102 878
14-15 Chi  65 2513 421 912 73 193 386 463 114 379 212 114 36 93 1301
15-16 Chi  67 2474 470 1035 64 205 395 475 79 358 321 110 43 132 1399
16-17 Chi  40 1469 307 679 50 144 330 381 69 271 185 71 13 84 994
Career 363 11540 1744 3910 297 898 1601 1946 508 1722 1022 511 164 487 5386

Postseason Stats

Per Game
Year Team G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG FG% 3P% FT%
11-12 Chi 3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
12-13 Chi 12 40.8 13.3 5.2 2.7 1.3 0.5 1.3 .435 .405 .818
13-14 Chi 5 43.6 13.6 5.2 2.2 1.2 0.0 0.6 .386 .300 .783
14-15 Chi 12 42.2 22.9 5.6 3.2 2.4 0.8 1.8 .441 .389 .819
Career 32 38.1 15.7 4.8 2.5 1.6 0.5 1.3 .431 .380 .813

Totals
Year Team G Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO Pts
11-12 Chi  3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-13 Chi  12 490 50 115 15 37 45 55 9 62 32 15 6 16 160
13-14 Chi  5 218 22 57 6 20 18 23 6 26 11 6 0 3 68
14-15 Chi  12 506 94 213 28 72 59 72 18 67 38 29 9 21 275
Career 32 1218 166 385 49 129 122 150 33 155 81 50 15 40 503

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