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Jimmy Butler

27-Year-Old       Minnesota Timberwolves

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

23.9

REB

6.2

AST

5.5

STL

1.9

BLK

0.4

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Butler was named an All-Star for the second straight season in 2015-16, posting averages of 20.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 67 games. While the Bulls failed to qualify for the postseason, Butler solidified his standing as one of the top two-way shoot...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 9/14/1989  College: Marquette   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #30 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jimmy Butler Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $92.33 million contract extension with the Bulls in July of 2015. Contract includes a $19.84 million player option for the 2019-20 season.

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Butler and the Bulls' No. 16 pick were traded to the Timberwolves during Thursday's NBA Draft in exchange for the Timberwolves' No. 7 pick, Zach LaVine, and Kris Dunn, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Jimmy Butler NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHI 42 8.5 2.6 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 40.5 76.8 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.3 18.2 0.8 1.9 1.0 1.3
2012-13 22 CHI 82 26.0 8.6 4.0 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.5 46.7 80.3 0.8 1.7 2.3 1.3 38.1 2.9 6.2 2.3 2.8
2013-14 23 CHI 67 38.7 13.1 4.9 2.6 1.9 0.5 1.0 39.7 76.9 1.5 1.3 3.6 3.6 28.3 4.1 10.3 3.9 5.0
2014-15 24 CHI 65 38.7 20.0 5.8 3.3 1.8 0.6 1.1 46.2 83.4 1.4 1.8 4.1 3.0 37.8 6.5 14.0 5.9 7.1
2015-16 25 CHI 67 36.9 20.9 5.3 4.8 1.6 0.6 1.0 45.4 83.2 2.0 1.2 4.2 3.1 31.2 7.0 15.4 5.9 7.1
2016-17 26 CHI 76 37.0 23.9 6.2 5.5 1.9 0.4 1.2 45.5 86.5 2.1 1.7 4.5 3.3 36.7 7.5 16.5 7.7 8.9
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Jimmy Butler NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 39.6 21.2 7.0 4.6 1.8 0.8 0.6 42.0 82.9 2.0 1.2 5.8 3.4 17.6 7.4 17.6 5.8 7.0
Last 10 Games 10 38.0 23.0 7.2 4.7 1.9 0.7 1.2 44.2 86.8 2.7 1.3 5.9 3.3 36.4 7.6 17.2 6.6 7.6
Last 20 Games 20 38.8 25.7 6.5 6.2 1.9 0.8 1.3 49.1 83.5 2.2 1.6 4.9 2.8 44.6 8.7 17.6 7.1 8.5

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Jimmy Butler
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 28 BOS 83-105 31 23 7 0 3 0 3 9 17 5 5 0 2 2 5 1
Apr 26 @BOS 108-97 39 14 8 6 0 1 2 6 15 0 1 2 4 0 8 0
Apr 23 BOS 95-104 46 33 5 9 1 0 1 7 16 19 23 0 3 1 4 4
Apr 21 BOS 87-104 39 14 7 0 1 1 1 7 21 0 0 0 4 2 5 2
Apr 18 @BOS 97-111 43 22 8 8 4 2 3 8 19 5 6 1 4 1 7 1
Apr 16 @BOS 102-106 41 30 9 3 1 1 5 9 20 9 12 3 6 3 6 2
Apr 12 BKN 112-73 35 25 6 4 4 2 1 8 19 8 9 1 3 1 5 1
Apr 10 ORL 122-75 31 17 5 3 3 0 2 5 11 7 7 0 1 2 3 2
Apr 8 @BKN 107-106 38 33 7 4 0 0 3 12 22 4 4 5 5 1 6 0
Apr 6 @PHI 90-102 37 19 10 10 2 0 6 5 12 9 9 0 1 0 10 0
Apr 4 @NYK 100-91 40 26 3 4 1 2 3 9 18 7 9 1 3 1 2 4
Apr 2 @NOP 110-117 39 39 6 5 1 1 1 14 26 8 10 3 3 3 3 0
Apr 1 ATL 106-104 43 33 5 8 0 1 1 11 20 10 10 1 2 1 4 3
Mar 30 CLE 99-93 38 25 6 5 2 0 1 10 17 3 6 2 2 2 4 0
Mar 26 @MIL 94-109 39 20 6 14 3 0 6 8 13 3 5 1 1 1 5 1
Mar 24 PHI 107-117 42 36 7 11 3 0 0 10 24 16 21 0 1 3 4 1
Mar 22 DET 117-95 34 16 5 12 2 0 0 6 6 4 4 0 0 2 3 1
Mar 21 @TOR 122-120 44 37 10 6 1 2 0 11 21 12 14 3 7 2 8 1
Mar 18 UTA 95-86 38 23 4 7 3 2 2 8 18 7 7 0 1 2 2 1
Mar 17 @WAS 112-107 38 28 5 5 3 0 2 10 17 6 8 2 3 2 3 2
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Mar 15 MEM 91-98 40 14 7 1 0 2 1 4 16 6 8 0 3 3 4 0
Mar 13 @CHA 109-115 38 23 6 11 2 2 2 8 15 5 6 2 5 1 5 1
Mar 12 @BOS 100-80 32 5 7 3 2 0 1 2 11 0 0 1 2 2 5 0
Mar 10 HOU 94-115 31 16 5 4 1 0 1 6 12 4 4 0 2 3 2 1
Mar 8 @ORL 98-91 38 21 4 9 1 1 5 7 21 4 5 3 8 1 3 0
Mar 6 @DET 109-95 39 27 9 4 1 1 5 7 16 12 13 1 6 3 6 0
Mar 4 LAC 91-101 36 16 4 6 3 0 2 4 7 7 8 1 1 2 2 1
Mar 2 GSW 94-87 35 22 5 6 4 1 2 6 14 10 10 0 1 0 5 1
Feb 28 DEN 107-125 35 8 4 3 3 0 0 3 13 2 2 0 2 3 1 1
Feb 25 @CLE 99-117 39 18 10 10 1 0 1 7 19 0 0 4 6 1 9 1
Feb 24 PHO 128-121 43 22 3 9 4 0 3 8 21 5 6 1 4 2 1 2
Feb 16 BOS 104-103 40 29 4 7 0 1 1 9 20 9 9 2 5 2 2 2
Feb 14 TOR 105-94 38 19 2 12 5 0 4 2 10 15 19 0 3 1 1 4
Feb 12 @MIN 117-89 Did Not Play
Feb 10 @PHO 115-97 30 20 3 6 2 0 2 6 16 8 9 0 3 2 1 3
Feb 8 @GSW 123-92 Did Not Play
Feb 6 @SAC 107-112 Did Not Play
Feb 3 @HOU 121-117 Did Not Play
Feb 1 @OKC 100-128 30 28 4 5 3 0 1 11 17 6 8 0 1 2 2 2
Jan 29 PHI 121-108 39 28 8 7 4 0 3 8 18 12 15 0 0 2 6 2
Jan 27 MIA 88-100 33 3 3 2 0 1 3 1 13 1 2 0 2 1 2 2
Jan 25 ATL 114-119 40 40 4 3 3 0 1 13 22 10 10 4 8 2 2 0
Jan 24 @ORL 92-100 39 20 8 4 4 0 0 7 14 6 7 0 3 2 6 0
Jan 21 SAC 102-99 39 23 5 7 0 0 2 6 14 10 10 1 3 0 5 1
Jan 20 @ATL 102-93 29 19 0 3 1 0 4 6 8 5 5 2 2 0 0 0
Jan 17 DAL 98-99 40 24 9 12 1 0 3 5 12 14 16 0 1 2 7 1
Jan 15 @MEM 104-108 38 16 8 6 3 0 2 6 14 3 7 1 5 0 8 2
Jan 14 NOP 107-99 39 28 8 6 4 2 3 9 16 7 10 3 4 1 7 1
Jan 12 @NYK 104-89 Did Not Play
Jan 10 @WAS 101-99 Did Not Play
Jan 9 OKC 94-109 29 1 2 7 0 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 2 0 2 0
Jan 7 TOR 123-118 44 42 10 5 2 0 4 10 25 18 20 4 8 4 6 1
Jan 4 @CLE 94-106 38 20 6 8 1 0 0 7 20 3 4 3 8 3 3 2
Jan 2 CHA 118-111 38 52 12 6 3 1 2 15 24 21 22 1 4 3 9 0
Dec 31 MIL 96-116 38 26 7 8 2 0 3 7 16 10 15 2 6 3 4 1
Dec 30 @IND 111-101 38 25 6 3 2 0 4 8 17 9 11 0 3 0 6 5
Dec 28 BKN 101-99 38 40 10 4 4 0 3 14 29 11 11 1 2 6 4 2
Dec 26 IND 90-85 40 16 5 5 2 0 2 3 12 9 12 1 3 0 5 1
Dec 25 @SAS 119-100 36 19 5 3 1 0 0 8 19 2 2 1 3 1 4 3
Dec 23 @CHA 103-91 39 26 4 4 0 1 2 11 19 2 2 2 4 0 4 2
Dec 21 WAS 97-107 39 20 11 5 0 0 4 6 20 8 9 0 4 5 6 4
Dec 19 DET 113-82 30 19 3 6 2 0 0 6 7 6 6 1 1 1 2 0
Dec 16 MIL 69-95 30 7 7 6 1 0 1 3 14 0 0 1 5 2 5 3
Dec 15 @MIL 108-97 38 21 3 3 2 0 2 6 16 8 10 1 3 0 3 1
Dec 13 MIN 94-99 39 27 9 6 3 1 2 9 22 8 9 1 2 1 8 2
Dec 10 MIA 105-100 38 31 7 4 3 0 2 8 15 15 16 0 0 1 6 2
Dec 8 SAS 95-91 38 13 9 4 2 1 3 4 14 4 5 1 3 2 7 2
Dec 6 @DET 102-91 43 32 6 4 0 1 3 11 21 10 10 0 4 0 6 1
Dec 5 POR 110-112 37 26 7 5 1 2 2 8 16 8 8 2 4 2 5 1
Dec 3 @DAL 107-82 36 26 9 4 2 0 3 8 18 10 12 0 3 1 8 3
Dec 2 CLE 111-105 42 26 8 6 3 2 1 8 20 10 12 0 3 3 5 1
Nov 30 LAL 90-96 40 22 4 2 3 0 4 4 18 13 15 1 6 1 3 3
Nov 25 @PHI 89-105 31 26 4 3 1 0 0 10 15 5 6 1 2 1 3 1
Nov 22 @DEN 110-107 39 35 7 5 0 2 1 11 20 11 12 2 4 0 7 3
Nov 20 @LAL 110-118 40 40 7 6 1 0 1 14 23 12 14 0 1 4 3 1
Nov 19 @LAC 102-95 38 22 6 1 0 0 2 5 18 11 12 1 5 3 3 1
Nov 17 @UTA 77-85 41 20 12 3 2 0 1 7 19 4 6 2 4 2 10 0
Nov 15 @POR 88-113 34 27 12 5 0 0 4 9 16 8 8 1 1 3 9 2
Nov 12 WAS 106-95 38 37 8 9 3 0 2 11 23 14 14 1 3 2 6 2
Nov 10 @MIA 95-98 38 20 4 5 3 0 2 5 11 9 10 1 2 1 3 1
Nov 9 @ATL 115-107 39 39 4 7 6 0 4 13 24 9 12 4 9 1 3 1
Nov 7 ORL 112-80 31 20 5 7 4 0 3 5 13 10 10 0 2 2 3 0
Nov 5 @IND 111-94 32 16 4 2 0 0 6 5 7 5 6 1 1 0 4 3
Nov 4 NYK 104-117 37 26 5 2 1 0 2 7 15 11 11 1 4 2 3 0
Nov 2 @BOS 107-100 36 23 9 2 0 0 2 8 21 5 5 2 5 2 7 5
Oct 31 @BKN 88-118 27 22 6 2 0 0 1 6 10 8 9 2 3 1 5 3
Oct 29 IND 118-101 26 16 5 3 1 0 0 6 9 4 4 0 2 2 3 2
Oct 27 BOS 105-99 37 24 7 3 2 0 0 6 17 8 12 4 6 3 4 2
Jimmy Butler Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

58.6%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Jimmy Butler has a true shooting percentage of 58.6%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Jimmy Butler NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHI 42 36.0 10.9 5.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 0.2 40.5 76.8 1.4 2.3 3.3 1.1 18.2 3.2 7.9 4.3 5.6
2012-13 22 CHI 82 36.0 11.9 5.5 1.9 1.3 0.5 0.7 46.7 80.3 1.0 2.3 3.2 1.8 38.1 4.0 8.6 3.2 3.9
2013-14 23 CHI 67 36.0 12.2 4.6 2.4 1.8 0.5 0.9 39.7 76.9 1.4 1.2 3.4 3.3 28.3 3.8 9.6 3.6 4.7
2014-15 24 CHI 65 36.0 18.6 5.4 3.0 1.6 0.5 1.0 46.2 83.4 1.3 1.6 3.8 2.8 37.8 6.0 13.1 5.5 6.6
2015-16 25 CHI 67 36.0 20.4 5.2 4.7 1.6 0.6 0.9 45.4 83.2 1.9 1.1 4.1 3.0 31.2 6.8 15.1 5.7 6.9
2016-17 26 CHI 76 36.0 23.3 6.0 5.3 1.8 0.4 1.2 45.5 86.5 2.0 1.7 4.4 3.2 36.7 7.3 16.0 7.5 8.7
2016-17 Projections 27 CHI 68 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHI 42 359 109 56 14 11 5 2 40.5 76.8 14 23 33 11 18.2 32 79 43 56
2012-13 22 CHI 82 2134 705 328 115 78 31 40 46.7 80.3 62 136 192 105 38.1 239 512 187 233
2013-14 23 CHI 67 2591 878 330 175 127 36 68 39.7 76.9 102 87 243 240 28.3 275 693 260 338
2014-15 24 CHI 65 2513 1301 379 212 114 36 73 46.2 83.4 93 114 265 193 37.8 421 912 386 463
2015-16 25 CHI 67 2474 1399 358 321 110 43 64 45.4 83.2 132 79 279 205 31.2 470 1035 395 475
2016-17 26 CHI 76 2809 1816 470 417 143 32 91 45.5 86.5 159 129 341 248 36.7 570 1252 585 676
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Jimmy Butler NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 21 CHI 42 8.5 52.6 41.8 10.6 10.6 1.0 2.9
2012-13 22 CHI 82 26.0 57.4 50.6 14.5 7.8 1.9 10.7
2013-14 23 CHI 67 38.7 52.2 44.6 15.6 9.1 1.7 14.1
2014-15 24 CHI 65 38.7 58.3 50.2 14.9 6.5 2.3 21.2
2015-16 25 CHI 67 36.9 56.2 48.5 18.9 7.8 2.4 21.7
2016-17 26 CHI 76 37.0 58.6 49.2 19.6 7.5 2.6 25.6
2016-17 Projections 27 CHI 68 35.9 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Butler collected 23 points (9-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds and three steals across 31 minutes in Friday's 105-83 loss to the Celtics in Game 6.

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Butler will play in Friday's Game 6 despite experiencing soreness in his knee, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

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Butler posted 14 points (6-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and one block over 39 minutes in Wednesday's 108-97 Game 5 loss to the Celtics.

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Butler scored 33 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 19-23 FT) while adding nine assists, five rebounds and a steal in 46 minutes during Sunday's 104-95 Game 4 loss to the Celtics.

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Butler collected 14 points (7-21 FG, 0-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, one steal and one block across 39 minutes in Friday's 104-87 loss to the Celtics in Game 3.

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Butler tallied 30 points (9-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 9-12 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 41 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 victory over the Celtics.

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Butler scored 33 points (12-22 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding seven rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes during Saturday's 107-106 loss to the Nets.

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Butler scored 19 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-9 FT) and added 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Thursday's 102-90 win over the 76ers.

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Butler scored 26 points (9-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT) to go along with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 40 minutes during Tuesday's 100-91 loss to the Knicks.

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Butler finished with 39 points (14-26 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 8-10 FG), six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 39 minutes during Sunday's 117-110 victory over the Pelicans.

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Butler provided 33 points (11-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 10-10 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and one block across 43 minutes during Saturday's 106-104 victory over the Hawks.

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Butler contributed 25 points (10-17 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), six rebounds, five assists and two steals across 38 minutes in a 99-93 win over the Cavaliers on Thursday.

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2015-16

Butler enters his fifth season in the NBA as an established star after an excellent 2014-15 season where he made the All-Star Team and won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award. Butler has always been known as a defensive stud, but he became a great all-around player last season as he averaged 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers in 39 minutes per game. Although he played a lot of minutes, Butler was only healthy enough to play in 65 games due to an elbow injury. He also improved all of his percentages from the previous season as he shot 46 percent from the field, 83 percent from the free-throw line, and 38 percent from behind the arc. His excellent season paid off big time as he signed a five-year max contract over the summer to remain with the team. The Bulls will rely on him heavily again this year, but it's possible he sees a little less playing time under new head coach Fred Hoiberg than he did under Tom Thibodeau as Thibodeau played his starters huge minutes. Hoiberg is expected to run a more up-tempo offense this year, something that should only help Butler as he excels in the open court and at getting to the rim. When asked by Hoiberg which position he plays, Butler said he thinks of himself as a point guard, so if Rose falls prey to another injury, don't be surprised if Butler simply takes on a more prominent role handling the ball.

2014-15

Many expected Jimmy Butler to make a big leap forward last season, and while his production increased, his efficiency took a big hit in the process. Butler averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 39 minutes per game while playing in 67 contests. Now entering his fourth season, he'll look to improve upon his relatively unpolished offensive skill set while continuing to take on some of the toughest defensive assignments in the NBA. Thanks in large part to the mid-season trade of Luol Deng, he saw his minutes rise dramatically last season and was constantly relied upon by coach Tom Thibodeau to grind out games. With the increase in playing time, Butler increased his output, attempting 10.3 shots per game. In turn, he saw his field goal percentage fall below the 40 percent threshold. With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of other scorers, there will be less pressure on Butler to force the issue on the offensive end. Depth issues plagued the Bulls last season and Butler was called upon to log an incredible amount of minutes for Chicago. While Butler may still be the workhorse on the wing, Thibodeau has significantly more capable options this season, including Tony Snell and European rookie Nikola Mirotic. As long as Butler continues to struggle offensively, he remains a lower-tier fantasy option unless your format values steals.

2013-14

Many expected Jimmy Butler to make a big leap forward last season, and while his production increased, his efficiency took a big hit in the process. Butler averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 39 minutes per game while playing in 67 contests. Now entering his fourth season, he'll look to improve upon his relatively unpolished offensive skill set while continuing to take on some of the toughest defensive assignments in the NBA. Thanks in large part to the mid-season trade of Luol Deng, he saw his minutes rise dramatically last season and was constantly relied upon by coach Tom Thibodeau to grind out games. With the increase in playing time, Butler increased his output, attempting 10.3 shots per game. In turn, he saw his field goal percentage fall below the 40 percent threshold. With the return of Derrick Rose and the addition of other scorers, there will be less pressure on Butler to force the issue on the offensive end. Depth issues plagued the Bulls last season and Butler was called upon to log an incredible amount of minutes for Chicago. While Butler may still be the workhorse on the wing, Thibodeau has significantly more capable options this season, including Tony Snell and European rookie Nikola Mirotic. As long as Butler continues to struggle offensively, he remains a lower-tier fantasy option unless your format values steals.

2012-13

Butler, selected 30th by the Bulls in last year's draft, saw minimal action as a rookie. He had a big Summer League campaign and is projected to take the departed Ronnie Brewer's defensive spark plug role off the bench this season. Look for him to see a major spike in playing time this year.

2011-12

Butler, selected 30th by the Bulls in this year’s draft, averaged 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals at Marquette last year. He played both forward positions in college, but his slight frame (6-8, 215) means he'll probably spend most of his time at the three in the NBA. He should spend most of this year on the bench, but an injury could clear the way for him to get some playing time.