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Jimmy Butler

27-Year-Old    SF,SG    Chicago Bulls

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

20.9

REB

5.3

AST

4.8

STL

1.6

BLK

0.6

2016-17 NBA 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 rolled his ankle while playing for the United States squad during Friday's exhibition against Argentina, but it's considered a minor injury, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News 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 Projections 27 CHI 68 35.9 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Jimmy Butler

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Jimmy Butler
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 13 PHI 26 10 12 10 0 1 3 4 12 2 3 0 0 5 7 1
Apr 11 @NOP 29 23 3 11 0 1 4 8 11 6 7 1 1 0 3 1
Apr 9 CLE 39 21 2 6 3 0 2 7 17 5 5 2 3 1 1 3
Apr 7 @MIA 40 25 1 6 0 1 4 7 17 10 10 1 4 0 1 1
Apr 5 @MEM 35 5 4 2 1 0 2 2 8 1 2 0 4 2 2 0
Apr 3 @MIL 38 25 5 8 1 1 2 10 11 4 4 1 2 1 4 1
Apr 2 DET 39 28 17 12 3 2 3 10 25 7 8 1 7 5 12 4
Mar 31 @HOU 39 21 8 6 2 1 3 8 13 4 4 1 2 1 7 1
Mar 29 @IND 36 14 4 3 2 0 1 6 10 2 2 0 2 1 3 4
Mar 28 ATL 35 15 8 4 0 0 0 5 16 3 3 2 7 4 4 2
Mar 26 @ORL 30 12 5 1 2 1 1 5 10 2 4 0 1 0 5 2
Mar 24 @NYK 39 19 3 3 3 1 4 7 15 4 6 1 3 1 2 3
Mar 23 NYK 36 7 4 8 2 1 0 3 11 1 2 0 1 1 3 1
Mar 21 SAC 35 11 3 8 5 0 0 3 10 5 7 0 1 2 1 0
Mar 19 UTA 33 13 5 6 0 0 1 6 14 1 2 0 0 0 5 1
Mar 17 BKN 32 22 3 7 1 0 1 7 12 8 8 0 1 0 3 1
Mar 16 @WAS 29 17 6 3 3 0 1 4 12 9 11 0 2 1 5 1
Mar 14 @TOR 34 13 5 6 0 2 0 5 18 3 4 0 2 1 4 1
Mar 11 MIA Did Not Play
Mar 10 @SAS Did Not Play
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Mar 7 MIL Did Not Play
Mar 5 HOU 34 24 11 6 1 0 5 6 13 11 12 1 2 0 11 6
Mar 2 @ORL Did Not Play
Mar 1 @MIA Did Not Play
Feb 27 POR Did Not Play
Feb 26 @ATL Did Not Play
Feb 24 WAS Did Not Play
Feb 21 LAL Did Not Play
Feb 19 TOR Did Not Play
Feb 18 @CLE Did Not Play
Feb 10 ATL Did Not Play
Feb 8 @CHA Did Not Play
Feb 6 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 5 @DEN 18 19 2 5 2 0 1 6 9 7 9 0 0 0 2 0
Feb 3 @SAC Did Not Play
Feb 1 @UTA 47 26 7 6 0 0 3 10 17 4 7 2 5 0 7 3
Jan 31 @LAC 37 23 1 0 1 0 0 8 22 5 7 2 4 1 0 0
Jan 28 @LAL 31 26 5 10 4 0 0 11 17 3 3 1 2 1 4 1
Jan 25 MIA 40 13 6 4 0 0 2 5 15 2 2 1 1 1 5 1
Jan 23 @CLE 42 20 9 1 0 0 0 8 16 2 2 2 3 2 7 2
Jan 22 @BOS 38 28 14 3 2 0 4 10 20 8 8 0 3 4 10 0
Jan 20 GSW 35 23 5 2 0 0 2 7 16 9 12 0 2 2 3 0
Jan 18 @DET 37 16 3 9 2 0 5 5 13 6 8 0 3 0 3 2
Jan 15 DAL 36 4 5 6 2 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 4 0 5 1
Jan 14 @PHI 49 53 10 6 3 0 4 15 30 21 25 2 4 4 6 4
Jan 12 @MIL 41 30 8 6 0 1 4 9 21 10 12 2 5 2 6 0
Jan 11 WAS 38 19 4 7 3 0 2 6 15 6 7 1 3 2 2 2
Jan 9 @ATL 39 27 8 2 1 1 3 8 17 10 12 1 3 4 4 4
Jan 7 BOS 39 19 5 10 1 1 3 5 14 8 9 1 3 0 5 1
Jan 5 MIL 39 32 2 10 1 0 2 11 21 8 8 2 5 0 2 1
Jan 3 @TOR 39 42 4 5 1 1 3 15 23 10 11 2 3 1 3 3
Jan 1 NYK 34 23 4 6 1 1 0 8 18 7 10 0 1 2 2 1
Dec 30 IND 44 28 4 4 2 1 2 8 16 11 13 1 3 0 4 3
Dec 28 TOR 36 5 4 5 2 2 2 2 7 1 2 0 3 1 3 2
Dec 26 @DAL 37 17 4 8 3 0 5 4 11 7 8 2 5 0 4 2
Dec 25 @OKC 43 23 6 4 4 0 3 9 20 4 4 1 3 3 3 2
Dec 21 BKN 38 24 3 4 1 1 2 11 20 1 3 1 6 1 2 1
Dec 19 @NYK 33 12 2 5 1 0 1 4 11 3 4 1 2 1 1 3
Dec 18 DET 56 43 8 2 2 2 3 14 29 14 16 1 4 1 7 5
Dec 16 MEM 38 24 4 4 1 1 1 10 22 3 3 1 4 1 3 1
Dec 14 PHI 29 23 3 3 2 1 0 8 14 7 7 0 1 0 3 0
Dec 12 NOP 38 15 3 0 2 1 1 4 16 7 9 0 1 0 3 1
Dec 10 LAC 37 14 5 8 2 2 0 4 14 6 8 0 2 1 4 0
Dec 9 @BOS 39 36 7 0 1 0 1 12 24 12 14 0 5 0 7 3
Dec 7 PHO 36 19 4 3 1 1 3 6 12 5 6 2 3 0 4 4
Dec 5 CHA 38 25 8 2 2 0 3 8 18 8 10 1 5 4 4 4
Dec 2 DEN 39 19 6 3 1 1 1 5 16 8 8 1 4 3 3 2
Nov 30 SAS 40 14 3 3 1 2 5 5 9 4 4 0 2 1 2 3
Nov 27 @IND 40 16 5 5 2 2 4 4 10 6 6 2 4 0 5 2
Nov 24 @POR 36 22 2 4 4 0 2 6 13 8 8 2 3 1 1 1
Nov 20 @GSW 39 28 9 7 3 0 1 11 21 4 7 2 4 2 7 1
Nov 18 @PHO 43 32 6 2 1 0 1 11 23 7 8 3 7 3 3 2
Nov 16 IND 36 17 3 4 2 1 2 6 12 5 8 0 0 0 3 5
Nov 13 CHA 38 27 5 4 1 1 4 8 16 11 14 0 4 0 5 1
Nov 9 @PHI 26 7 6 5 1 0 3 2 6 2 2 1 3 1 5 1
Nov 7 MIN 41 11 8 2 1 2 5 4 15 3 6 0 7 0 8 5
Nov 5 OKC 38 26 4 2 1 2 0 8 20 6 6 4 5 1 3 4
Nov 3 @CHA 32 26 1 1 2 0 0 10 16 2 5 4 6 0 1 2
Nov 1 ORL 33 14 4 5 4 2 0 4 10 6 8 0 2 0 4 0
Oct 30 @DET 42 23 11 0 3 0 1 5 19 12 14 1 3 0 11 3
Oct 28 @BKN 34 24 4 6 2 0 1 9 11 3 3 3 3 1 3 0
Oct 27 CLE 37 17 5 2 2 1 0 6 14 5 5 0 2 1 4 1

Jimmy Butler – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Small Forward, #3 Shooting Guard

1.  Jimmy Butler

2.  Doug McDermott

3.  Nikola Mirotic

4.  Jimmy Butler

5.  Paul Zipser

6.  Tony Snell

7.  Vince Hunter

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True Shooting Percentage

56.2%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Jimmy Butler had a true shooting percentage of 56.2%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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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 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 Projections 27 CHI 68 2441 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Jimmy Butler

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

Butler has committed to playing for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

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Butler compiled 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-3 FT), 10 assists, 12 rebounds, and one block over 26 minutes in Wednesday's 115-105 win over the 76ers.

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Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Butler will play "some" minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday, Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Butler finished with 23 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds, and one block in 29 minutes during the Bulls' 121-116 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

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Butler didn't fly with the Bulls to New Orleans on Sunday in advance of Monday's game against the Pelicans due to a family commitment, ESPN reports. He's still expected to join the Bulls in time for Monday's game. "Maybe he had stuff to take care of," Butler's agent, Happy Walters, said. "Whatever he's doing, he'll be at the game."

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Butler scored 21 points (7-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding six assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 39 minutes during Saturday's win over the Cavaliers.

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Butler scored 25 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-10 FT) to go with six rebounds, one rebound, and a block over 40 minutes in a 106-98 loss to the Heat on Thursday.

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Butler scored 25 points (10-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding eight assists, five rebounds, a steal, and a block in 38 minutes during Sunday's win over the Bucks.

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Butler finished with a team-high 28 points (10-25 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go with 17 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, and two blocks in 39 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pistons.

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Butler went for 21 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block over 39 minutes in Thursday's 103-100 victory over the Rockets.

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Butler is dealing with back soreness, but is expected to play around 35 minutes Tuesday against the Pacers, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

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Butler is still experiencing pain in his left knee, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.

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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.