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Jimmy Butler

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  • Amid ugliness, Bulls show a 'Big Three' just like big-boy teams

    Amid ugliness, Bulls show a 'Big Three' just like big-boy teams
    I’m not a basketball expert, and obviously neither are the Bulls and Bucks, who played such an ugly and sometimes embarrassing Game 2 that I expected Eddy Curry to check in. But amid the Monday night mess, I swear I saw¬†the Bulls’ version of...
  • Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks

    Balanced Bulls get big game from Jimmy Butler, go up 2-0 on Bucks
    There's an enduring image from the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, the last Bulls playoff run Derrick Rose successfully navigated at full health. It's of Heat forward LeBron James switching onto Rose late in games and, more often than not, smothering...
  • Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round

    Bulls' Mike Dunleavy likes his chances to finally get past 1st round
    This is Mike Dunleavy's 13th NBA season. He has never reached the second round of the playoffs. In fact, until last season, his first with the Bulls, Dunleavy had never played on a team with a winning record. His sub-.500 Pacers lost to the Bulls in...
  • Renaissance man: At 34, Pau Gasol enjoys career year

     Renaissance man: At 34, Pau Gasol enjoys career year
    Pau Gasol admitted early this season he has closely monitored personal and team statistics throughout his career. He wasn't exaggerating. He recently disclosed he knew he will be, at 34, the oldest player to lead the NBA in double-doubles since...
  • Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing

    Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler show Bulls what they'd been missing
    At one point in their shared podium appearance after their stellar performances in Game 1, Derrick Rose leaned over to Jimmy Butler and said, "This is so awkward." Butler laughed and replied, "Yeah, it is." The Bulls' backcourt mates were referencing...
  • Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1

    Taj Gibson plays bigger role than Nikola Mirotic in Game 1
    Tom Thibodeau wouldn't touch the subject after Sunday's practice. But he answered the question with his playing time distribution in Game 1, using Taj Gibson almost twice as much as Nikola Mirotic. Gibson's ability to guard multiple positions seems a...
  • Bulls should be happy to fly under the radar

    Bulls should be happy to fly under the radar
    The NBA playoffs have always been an exciting time in Chicago. But this year the postseason feels a little bit different. Despite winning 50 games and finishing third in the Eastern Conference, there are virtually¬†no expectations of this year’s...
  • Bulls banking on season-long minutes restrictions to pay off in playoffs

    Bulls banking on season-long minutes restrictions to pay off in playoffs
    The high point of the Bulls' disjointed season might not have come when Derrick Rose shredded the Cavaliers for 30 points and seven assists in a 15-point victory just before the All-Star break. It probably didn't occur when Pau Gasol dropped a career-...
  • Rose scores 23, Bulls beat Bucks 103-91

    Through three long years of knee surgeries and recoveries, the Chicago Bulls waited for this. And when the moment arrived, here is what Derrick Rose did. He attacked. He played like an MVP, and if he keeps it up, the Bulls will be a tough team to knock...
  • Bulls confident for Game 2

    Bulls confident for Game 2
    The Bulls have their game faces on. "I think our guys understand it’s one game," coach Tom Thibodeau said following Sunday's brief practice. "We gotta prepare ourselves for this next one. Don’t get lost at looking at the last game or the...
  • Derrick Rose centerpiece of Bulls' 103-91 victory over Bucks in Game 1

    Derrick Rose centerpiece of Bulls' 103-91 victory over Bucks in Game 1
    He blew his standard pregame kiss to his mother, Brenda. His brother, Reggie, sat courtside, just as he did that fateful April 28, 2012, day. His childhood friends and high school teammates, there for him through thick and thin, sat in a row near the...