|Mar. 12 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:541:54 ET11:54 PM CT4:54 - Butler scored 23 in Tuesday's loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: Normally more acclaimed for his defensive impact, Butler is averaging 16.5 points over his last eight contests.
|Feb. 25 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST3:47 UAE (+1)00:4718:47 ET5:47 PM CT22:47 - Butler is missing his second straight game with bruised ribs. Rookie Tony Snell is starting in his place for Tuesday night's game at Atlanta.
Analysis: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Butler felt better when he warmed up before the game but "is not quite there." Butler also missed the Bulls' 93-79 loss at Miami on Sunday. Butler, in his second season out of Marquette, is averaging 12.4 points per game. He had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Bulls' 100-85 win over the Hawks on Feb. 11 in Chicago.
|Jan. 11 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CT1:36 - Butler did not play Saturday against the Bobcats due to a sore quad.
Analysis: He may be able to return Monday.
|Dec. 31 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET5:07 GMT13:07 10:07 PM MST12:07 AM EST9:07 UAE06:070:07 ET11:07 PM CT3:07 - Butler scored a season-high 26 on 6-of-10 shooting in Monday's win at Memphis.
Analysis: Butler hasn't been much of a fantasy factor this season, averaging 11.3 points and missing 12 games, but now that he appears to be close to 100 percent he could heat up.
|Dec. 25 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE17:2811:28 ET10:28 AM CT14:28 - Butler is in the starting lineup for the Bulls Wednesday against the Nets.
Analysis: He missed the team's last game with a right ankle injury.
|Dec. 21 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Butler is out with a right ankle injury.
Analysis: Butler's status for upcoming games is unclear.
|Dec. 19 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:060:06 ET11:06 PM CT3:06 - Butler was one of the few bright spots for Chicago in Wednesday's loss at Houston, matching a season high with 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
Analysis: With an average of 1.8 steals per game, Butler has the look of a solid fantasy contributor if he can continue to improve his shooting.
|Nov. 20 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST22:15 UAE19:1513:15 ET12:15 PM CT16:15 - Butler scored 16 points in his return from injury, a 91-90 win over Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: Butler missed 11 consecutive games after hurting his toe in an 86-81 win over Charlotte on Nov. 18.
|Oct. 30 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST1:39 UAE (+1)22:3917:39 ET3:39 PM CT19:39 - The Chicago Bulls exercised 2014-15 contract options Wednesday on guard/forward Jimmy Butler and guard Marquis Teague. The Bulls exercised the fourth-year option for Butler and third-year option on Teague.
Analysis: Butler had 20 points, five steals, three rebounds and three assists Tuesday night in Chicago's season-opening loss to Miami. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 82 games last season.
|Oct. 16 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST3:41 UAE (+1)01:4119:41 ET6:41 PM CT22:41 - Butler sat out the Bulls' preseason game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of a bruised left knee.
Analysis: Butler banged knees with Washington's John Wall on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. An MRI showed no structural damage.