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  • • Ben Simmons does not think Rudy Gobert is a top-five defender in NBA
    Rudy Gobert may be the reigning back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, but that still is not enough to win over Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers star was streaming a “Call of Duty” video game session on Twitch this week when the discussion turned to who he thinks are the top five defenders in the league. While offering his list, Simmons made a point of saying that the Utah Jazz center Gober...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler: I didn't get along with Sixers coach Brett Brown
    Current Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler, formerly a clutch swingman on the star-studded, title-contending 2018-19 Sixers, acknowledged that his relationship with coach Brett Brown was not particularly great, as he relayed to his former Philadelphia teammate JJ Redick on The JJ Redick Podcast With Tommy Alter. On the podcast, Butler describes an uncomfortably tense and silent film-watching session with ...2020
  • • ‘It Was Difficult’: Jimmy Butler Details Sixers Experience
    Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler opened up about his “difficult” lone season in Philadelphia, citing what he perceived to be organizational chaos that eventually led to his exit as an unrestricted free agent last summer. “I didn’t know who the f**k was in charge,” says Butler. The five-time NBA All-Star diplomatically called his relationship with […] The post ̵...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler: Bam Adebayo a ‘Future Max’ Player
    Bam Adebayo is a “future max” contract player, according to Heat teammate Jimmy Butler. Adebayo, 22, is enjoying a breakout season in Miami and earned his first NBA All-Star nod. Bam has rewarded the organization’s faith in him after they traded away Hassan Whiteside. Per The Athletic: “It’s kind of like, it’s the hard work […] The post Jimmy Butler: Bam Adebayo a ‘Fu...2020
  • • Evaluating title chances of three Eastern Conference dark horses
    By March, the trade deadline dust settles and the true NBA title contenders emerge. Yet as clubs such as the 2011 Mavericks have shown us, a championship contender doesn’t always announce itself in the regular season. Dallas was a third seed and relative afterthought behind dominant Lakers and Spurs teams the season it won it all. Let's examine three second-tier playoff contenders in the Eastern C...2020
  • • Watch: Jimmy Butler destroys Troy Brown Jr. off the dribble, dunks, stares him down
    Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler absolutely schooled Washington Wizards former first-round pick Troy Brown Jr. on Sunday. Butler didn’t do anything too fancy, but he sure as heck faked out Brown off the dribble. Then, he raced down the baseline to finish with a two-handed dunk before staring Brown down after the fact. Utterly savage sequence by Butler, whose Heat are in control of the action early on ...2020
  • Report: Bulls coach Jim Boylen banished Doug Collins from meetings
    • Report: Bulls coach Jim Boylen banished Doug Collins from meetings
    Bulls players, including Jimmy Butler, were reportedly concerned about spying from the front office a few years ago....2020
  • • NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for March 4, 2020
    Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler: ‘I Didn’t Have a Problem’ With Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons
    “Something happened” in Philly last season leading to Jimmy Butler‘s relocation to Miami as a free agent, but he insists it had nothing to do with Joel Embiid or fellow NBA All-Star teammate Ben Simmons. “I didn’t have a problem with either one of them,” says Butler. The 30-year-old has nicely integrated himself with a […] The post Jimmy Butler: ‘I Didn’t Have a Probl...2020
  • • Butler available for Heat after 2-game absence
    Heat star Jimmy Butler is available to play Wednesday against the Timberwolves after missing Miami's past two games for personal reasons....2020

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Jimmy Butler injury and suspension

  • • Heat's Butler out vs. Kings with shoulder strain
    Miami Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler is out for Friday night's game against the Sacramento Kings with a shoulder injury....2020
  • • Clippers' Beverley, Heat's Butler leave with injuries
    Clippers guard Patrick Beverley left Wednesday's game against the Heat after reaggravating a right groin injury and will be reevaluated Thursday. Heat forward Jimmy Butler was sidelined after straining his right shoulder....2020
  • • Heat's Butler, Clippers' Beverley leave with injuries
    Heat forward Jimmy Butler was sidelined after straining his right shoulder during a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley left with a right groin injury....2020
  • • Jimmy Butler shouts out Luka Doncic in postgame interview
    Luka Doncic has officially made it. Jimmy Butler had a big game for the Miami Heat in their 137-106 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. He scored a season-high 38 points and did it all in three quarters. In his postgame interview, Butler said he “felt like Luka (Doncic) out there.” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban liked Butler’s reference to Doncic and tweeted about it. Doncic has been out ...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler's sprained ankle adds to Heat's injury woes
    The latest injury concern for the Heat involves star forward Jimmy Butler, who sprained his ankle during the team’s home game against the Clippers on Friday, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel writes. Miami is also currently dealing with injuries to primary ball-handlers Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragic (calf) and Justise Winslow, making Butler’s absence a tougher pill to swallow. “It’s a sprain,” head ...2020
  • • Heat guard Dion Waiters made impression in season debut
    Injuries forced the Heat to give Dion Waiters his first playing time of this season Friday, and he responded with a performance that might result in more opportunities, writes David Wilson of The Miami Herald. Waiters had 14 points and four rebounds in 18 minutes and nearly helped Miami pull off a comeback against the Clippers. He blocked a pair of late shots, then hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds ...2020
  • • Sixers star Josh Richardson to be sidelined at least two weeks
    In the midst of a difficult stretch that has seen them go 6-7 over their past 13 games, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to be without star wing Josh Richardson for the foreseeable future. Richardson suffered a hamstring injury early in Wednesday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, it will force the talented player out for at least the next two weeks. This most ...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler will miss Heat vs Kings game with sore hip
      View this post on Instagram       A post shared by Miami HEAT (@miamiheat) on Jan 19, 2020 at 2:34pm PST Heat star Jimmy Butler is rough and rugged, but even he needs a break every now and then. Here’s the South Florida Sun Sentinel with an injury update: The Miami Heat found themselves having to do it [...]...2020
  • • Regarding rookie of the year, Heat's Kendrick might be second to Nunn
    Impressive rookie guard Kendrick Nunn has regained his hot hand by staying true to himself, not becoming over-confident and continuing to push the action, Khobi Price of the Sun Sentinel writes. Nunn, a Rookie of the Year candidate, was averaging 16 points on 46% shooting entering Sunday’s game against San Antonio. He’s provided solid production as the starting point guard with Justise Winslow sti...2020
  • • Sixers reportedly eyeing Pistons' Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway and free agent Jeff Green
    The Sixers, reeling from a recent injury to center Joel Embiid and still missing departed 2019 free-agent wings Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick, are apparently seeking reinforcements this season. Philadelphia has “expressed interest” in Pistons wings Luke Kennard and Langston Galloway, plus free-agent forward Jeff Green, multiple league sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Green pl...2020

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Jimmy Butler trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Ben Simmons does not think Rudy Gobert is a top-five defender in NBA
    Rudy Gobert may be the reigning back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year, but that still is not enough to win over Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers star was streaming a “Call of Duty” video game session on Twitch this week when the discussion turned to who he thinks are the top five defenders in the league. While offering his list, Simmons made a point of saying that the Utah Jazz center Gober...2020
  • • ‘It Was Difficult’: Jimmy Butler Details Sixers Experience
    Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler opened up about his “difficult” lone season in Philadelphia, citing what he perceived to be organizational chaos that eventually led to his exit as an unrestricted free agent last summer. “I didn’t know who the f**k was in charge,” says Butler. The five-time NBA All-Star diplomatically called his relationship with […] The post ̵...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler: Bam Adebayo a ‘Future Max’ Player
    Bam Adebayo is a “future max” contract player, according to Heat teammate Jimmy Butler. Adebayo, 22, is enjoying a breakout season in Miami and earned his first NBA All-Star nod. Bam has rewarded the organization’s faith in him after they traded away Hassan Whiteside. Per The Athletic: “It’s kind of like, it’s the hard work […] The post Jimmy Butler: Bam Adebayo a ‘Fu...2020
  • • Evaluating title chances of three Eastern Conference dark horses
    By March, the trade deadline dust settles and the true NBA title contenders emerge. Yet as clubs such as the 2011 Mavericks have shown us, a championship contender doesn’t always announce itself in the regular season. Dallas was a third seed and relative afterthought behind dominant Lakers and Spurs teams the season it won it all. Let's examine three second-tier playoff contenders in the Eastern C...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler: ‘I Didn’t Have a Problem’ With Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons
    “Something happened” in Philly last season leading to Jimmy Butler‘s relocation to Miami as a free agent, but he insists it had nothing to do with Joel Embiid or fellow NBA All-Star teammate Ben Simmons. “I didn’t have a problem with either one of them,” says Butler. The 30-year-old has nicely integrated himself with a […] The post Jimmy Butler: ‘I Didn’t Have a Probl...2020
  • • Udonis Haslem hints that he may still return for another season
    Miami Heat elder statesman Udonis Haslem has defied retirement for many seasons now, and he may just be doing it one more time. Speaking recently with the Miami Herald, the 39-year-old Haslem was asked if he was certain that the 2019-20 campaign would be his final one. “I can’t say,” replied Haslem. “The guys want me around. Bam [Adebayo] tells me every day, ‘I don’t know what the hell I’m going t...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler Shows Love For Chicago
    Jimmy Butler spent six seasons playing for the Chicago Bulls and hasn’t ruled out a return at some point in the distant future. The All-Star swingman was drafted by the franchise back in 2011 and it was with them that he evolved into one of the game’s most formidable players. Though he’s beyond content plying […] The post Jimmy Butler Shows Love For Chicago appeared first o...2020
  • • Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler: A return to the Bulls a 'definite possibility'
    In Chicago to play in the 2020 All-Star game, Heat All-Star Jimmy Butler said it’s a “definite possibility” he could suit up for the Bulls once again later in his career, according to Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore. Butler spent his first six seasons in the Windy City, transforming from a 30th overall pick into a perennial All-Star. Chicago traded Butler to the Timberwolves in June 2017. Butler’s ...2020
  • • Jimmy Butler recruiting Joel Embiid to Miami on Instagram
    Joel Embiid, fresh off Sunday night’s weird scene in which he sounded off against Philadelphia 76ers fans, shared an interesting quote on Instagram Monday, which resulted in Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler recruiting him from the comments section. Embiid shared a picture of himself shushing the 76ers crowd and included the caption, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the...2020
  • • Amid Trade Speculation, Joel Embiid Flirts With Jimmy Butler On Instagram
    Are we headed for a summer filled with Joel Embiid trade speculation? The Philadelphia 76ers have been a (relative) disappointment... »...2020

Jimmy Butler stats

  • Jimmy Butler scores 38, Heat win as Sixers continue to struggle on road
    • Jimmy Butler scores 38, Heat win as Sixers continue to struggle on road
    Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 38 points against his former team before getting the fourth quarter off....2020
  • • Erik Spoelstra shades ‘NBA 2K’ when touting Jimmy Butler as max player
    Jimmy Butler’s first season with the Miami Heat could not be going any better, and Erik Spoelstra took issue with a reporter’s question concerning the superstar’s off night Thursday in an 84-76 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Butler was cold from the field in the win, scoring eight points while hitting on only 20% (2-of-10) of his shots. The forward, as he has throughout his career, nevertheless...2020
  • • NBA scores, highlights: Jimmy Butler booed as 76ers win in Minnesota; James Harden gets ninth 50-point game of season
    The NBA offers a nine-game slate on Saturday...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights, results: Jimmy Butler booed as 76ers win in Minnesota; James Harden notches 50 points again
    The NBA offered a nine-game slate on Saturday...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights: James Harden gets ninth 50-point game of season; Jimmy Butler returns to Minnesota
    The NBA offers a nine-game slate on Saturday...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights: Jimmy Butler returns to Minnesota as 76ers face Wolves; Nets host depleted Celtics
    The NBA offers a nine-game slate on Saturday...2019
  • • Sixers' Jimmy Butler explains why it's so difficult to guard James Harden
    Even the NBA’s best defenders have issues dealing with James Harden, and one of those defenders explained why the Houston Rockets star is so difficult to guard. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, regarded as an excellent perimeter defender, said Harden has a way of finding an opening no matter what a defender does. The proof of this is in Harden’s remarkable recent scoring streak. It has been ...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights: LeBron-less Lakers take down Thunder in OKC; Jimmy Butler, Sixers blow out Pacers
    There were six solid games of NBA action on Thursday...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights: Jimmy Butler, Sixers blow out Pacers in Indiana; Thunder take on LeBron James-less Lakers
    There are six games on tap on the NBA schedule on Thursday...2019
  • • NBA scores, highlights: Sixers, Jimmy Butler crush Timberwolves; Warriors, Nuggets square off in Denver
    There are six games on the docket for Tuesday night...2019

Jimmy Butler kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Heat veteran Udonis Haslem unsure if he'll retire at season's end
    The NBA’s oldest player, Vince Carter, is expected to retire at season’s end. However, the league’s second-oldest player isn’t sure whether he’ll call it a career too. Asked earlier this month if 2019-20 will be his final season, longtime Heat big man Udonis Haslem was noncommittal, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: “I can’t say. The guys want me around. Bam (Adebayo) tells me every day, ‘I d...2020
  • • Udonis Haslem hints that he may still return for another season
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  • • Dwyane Wade's final game in Miami ends with special jersey swap with Jimmy Butler, Heat teammates and son, Zaire
    Wade shared special moments after his final home game, swapping jerseys with teammates, friends and family...2019

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  • • NBA Power Rankings: Lakers, Bucks battle for top spot; Jimmy Butler leads rising Heat; Celtics getting healthy
    There were plenty of changes in this week's Power Rankings due to some unpredictable results...2019
  • • Hawks' Young hits 50, gets last laugh on Butler
    Hawks guard Trae Young had a career-high 50 points in Thursday night's 129-124 win over the Heat and made sure he jabbed back at Jimmy Butler for his "teller of the future" quip in December....2020
  • • Rockets' James Harden is one of the NBA's best defenders statistically, but should we trust the numbers?
    Harden has gone from a laughingstock to having better defensive numbers than Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jimmy Butler...2019
  • • Jimmy Butler seemingly tries to recruit Joel Embiid to Heat via Instagram comments, Sixers star responds
    If Joel Embiid is available, Jimmy Butler made it clear where he wants to see his former teammate play...2020
  • • Miami made the Jimmy Butler gamble that Chicago never could
    Jimmy Butler has found his basketball nirvana after three tumultuous stops. Now, All-Star Weekend provides a reminder of the risk his first NBA home was never willing to take....2020
  • • Heat's Butler has 38 as Simmons calls 76ers 'soft'
    Heat star Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 38 points Monday night as Miami handed Philadelphia its worst loss of the season....2020
  • • Sources: Butler ends sneaker deal with Jordan
    Heat small forward Jimmy Butler and the Jordan Brand have mutually agreed to part ways, bringing his multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with the company to an end 10 months before its original September 30, 2020 expiration date, per sources....2020
  • • Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler share cryptic social media exchange
    Nobody does a cryptic social media exchange quite like Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid. On Monday, Butler appeared to recruit his former teammate Embiid to Miami. Then Embiid backtracked by stating his love for Philly. Never change, NBA Twitter....2020
  • • Wade calls Butler's 'crazy' perfect match for Heat
    Former Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade isn't surprised that new Heat swingman, and good friend Jimmy Butler is having so much early success with his old team....2020
  • • Heat star Jimmy Butler reportedly parting ways with Jordan Brand: Three things to know
    In a surprising turn of events, Jimmy Butler and Jordan Brand have parted ways...2020

Jimmy Butler fantasy rankings and news

  • • NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and top picks for Jan. 1 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
    SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice...2019

Jimmy Butler schedule, game

  • • Jimmy Butler: I didn't get along with Sixers coach Brett Brown
    2020
  • • Evaluating title chances of three Eastern Conference dark horses
    2020
  • • NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and best FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for March 4, 2020
    2020
  • • Butler returns for Heat after 2-game absence
    Heat star Jimmy Butler returned to the lineup Wednesday against the Timberwolves after missing Miami's past two games for personal reasons....2020
  • • NBA DFS: Jimmy Butler and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for Feb. 20, 2020
    2020
  • • Jimmy Butler to Joel Embiid: ‘I Know a Place Where Villains Are Welcome’
    After Joel Embiid shushed Sixers following a big shot, former teammate Jimmy Butler informed him that he knows a place where “villains are welcome.” Embiid agreed, but added that he remains very much committed to Philly. Butler returned to Miami’s lineup Monday night, leading the Heat to a 113-101 road win against the Golden State […] The post Jimmy Butler to Joel Embiid: &...2020
  • • Clippers' Beverley, Heat's Butler leave with injuries
    2020
  • • Heat's Butler, Clippers' Beverley leave with injuries
    2020
  • • Heat reportedly have interest in Andre Iguodala trade
    Andre Iguodala wants to be traded ahead of Thursday’s deadline, and there is reportedly at least one team that has expressed interest in acquiring the veteran swingman. The Memphis Grizzlies have had discussions with the Miami Heat about a potential Iguodala trade, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. However, it is unclear if Iguodala will want to play for the Heat, as he may prefer to be...2020
  • • Why Luka-fueled Mavs should not panic at trade deadline
    Nearly a month before his 21st birthday, Luka Doncic has already ascended to superstardom. The All-Star Game starter, who can't even legally drink yet, averages nearly a triple-double, and his Mavericks are fifth in the Western Conference, seven games out of first and only 3.5 games behind the second-place Clippers. But for the Mavericks' sake and Luka’s, we hope Dallas doesn't do anything dramati...2020

Jimmy Butler rumors, scandals

  • • Amid Trade Speculation, Joel Embiid Flirts With Jimmy Butler On Instagram
    2020
  • • Andre Iguodala agrees to trade to Heat, gets $30M contract extension
    Andre Iguodala is getting his way, and so are the Miami Heat. Iguodala is being traded by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Heat, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday. The shocking part of the situation is that Woj says Iguodala has agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract extension with the Heat. Iguodala is 36 and making $17.1 million this season. He hasn’t played for Memphis, so he will...2020
  • • Heat guard Dion Waiters made impression in season debut
    2020
  • • Jimmy Butler on return to Minnesota: T-Wolves fans are 'going to boo me'
    Jimmy Butler will return to Minnesota on Saturday when the Sixers visit the Timberwolves, marking his first game back in Target Center since he shockingly requested a trade from the team back in September. Butler, who received mostly boos in the 10 games after his trade request last fall, is preparing to enter what’s sure to be a hostile environment during his return. “They’re going to boo me,” Bu...2019
  • • Watch: Jimmy Butler pretends to smoke joint after blowing layup
    Social media was buzzing on Tuesday night about Jimmy Butler smoking an imaginary joint during the Philadelphia 76ers’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler went up for a layup midway through the first quarter and missed the shot off the backboard. After his miss, he walked over toward Philly’s bench and grabbed and smoked an imaginary blunt from Amir Johnson. Wondering what the joint has to...2019
  • • 76ers have reportedly rebuffed teams seeking Jimmy Butler trade
    Reports of tension between Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler and coach Brett Brown were apparently taken seriously enough that a few teams decided to try to see if the star player was available via trade. According to Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report, some opposing general managers called the 76ers to ask if Butler might be available via trade. They were turned aside, and a Sixers source said...2019
  • • Unnamed Wolves player ‘shocked’ by Tom Thibodeau firing
    On a day when the NFL controlled the sports landscape, the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves absolutely shocked the basketball world by firing head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau. The firing came mere hours after Minnesota blew out the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers. It goes without saying that the timing was a bit odd here. At least one unnamed Wolves player is in agreement here. One has...2019
  • • Fans react to shocking firing of Tom Thibodeau
    Despite defeating the Los Angeles Lakers by 22 points on Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to move on from head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau. That’s the word from Shams Charania of The Athletic. This comes after just two-plus seasons in Minnesota and following a surprising 47-35 2017-18 campaign. Thibodeau’s tenure was defined by a rift with former Wolves star Jimmy Butler ...2019
  • • Fred Hoiberg might struggle to find another NBA job
    While Fred Hoiberg would prefer to continue coaching at the NBA level, Marc Stein of The New York Times believes league-wide interest in the former Chicago head coach will be limited. Stein suggests that the Timberwolves – and owner Glen Taylor – are fond of Hoiberg, but they’re “the only known team to rate Hoiberg so highly.” It’s possible that Minnesota could move on from Tom Thibodeau at season...2018
  • • Watch: Jimmy Butler hits yet another game winner at the buzzer
    The Philadelphia 76ers are getting the most from star wing Jimmy Butler after a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this season. It was just a few days ago that Butler beat the New Orleans Pelicans with a late three pointer in what was one of the best games of the NBA season. Butler repeated said act Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets. With his Sixers down by one point and time running out...2018

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