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Heat's Butler fined $35K, Pacers' Warren $25K for NBA incident

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:57 PM

The league fines Butler and Warren for the profanity-fueled altercation and additional violations

FINED. Jimmy Butler makes an Instagram posting of the Heat's schedule with their March 20 return date to Indianapolis circled.  File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Derrick Rose heads to Pistons, Jimmy Butler joins Heat

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Derrick Rose will play for his fifth NBA team, while Jimmy Butler will suit up for his third NBA squad in 3 years

NEW TEAMS. Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler shake up the Eastern Conference. Photos by Christian Petersen/AFP (Rose) and Vaughn Ridley/AFP (Butler)

Rockets eye Butler deal with Sixers

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:38 AM

James Harden and Chris Paul might just have Sixers star Jimmy Butler as their new Rockets teammate

MAJOR DEAL. Lacking salary cap room, the Rockets may need to trade and involve a third team just to get Jimmy Butler. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines 76ers' Butler, Nets' Dudley for altercation

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley engage in an altercation in Game 4 of their best-of-seven opening-round series

FINED. Jimmy Butler is handed $15,000 for shoving Jared Dudley who is slapped with a $25,000 fine for rushing at Joel Embiid. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves whip Lakers by 22, but still fire coach Thibodeau

Jan 07, 2019 - 9:38 AM

In an unexpected development, Minnesota fires head coach Tom Thibodeau just minutes after the Timberwolves' huge win over the Lakers

SACKED. After a reportedly long evaluation process, Minnesota fires coach Tom Thibodeau due to the team’s poor start and the Jimmy Butler fiasco. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers rout Cavs in Jimmy Butler's return

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Philadelphia rebounds from back-to-back losses that saw Butler sidelined due to a groin injury

DO-IT-ALL. Ben Simmons registers another triple-double. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LOOK: Jimmy Butler hits second game-winner for new team 76ers

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Barely a month in Philadelphia, the 29-year-old star already has two game-winning shots under his name

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler proves his worth for the Philadelphia 76ers. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Butler beaten on debut as Magic rally stuns Sixers

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Orlando roars from a 16-point deficit in the final quarter to spoil Jimmy Butler's Philly debut

NEW CHAPTER. Jimmy Butler drops 14 points in his first game with the Sixers. Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

Houston offers 4 first-round picks for Jimmy Butler

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The win-now Rockets look hell-bent on adding one more star to their roster

POLARIZING. Jimmy Butler’s stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been nothing but controversial. File photo

LOOK: Jimmy Butler booed then showered with 'MVP' chants

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:34 PM

The controversial star was greeted with both disapproval and admiration as the Timberwolves played at home for the first time in the 2018-2019 NBA season

WALKING THE TALK. Jimmy Butler leads the way for the Timberwolves with 33 points in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. File photo by Josh Lefkowitz/AFP/Getty Images

Butler makes emotional return to Timberwolves practice

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Jimmy Butler challenges the Timberwolves starters and defeats them with the team's 3rd string players in practice

OUTRAGE. Jimmy Butler boldly challenges his teammates, coaches and front-office executives in practice. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/AFP/Getty Images

Clock’s ticking on T'wolves with Jimmy Butler trade request

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Playing just 59 games last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for what could be his lone season with the Minnesota Timberwolves

'King' James rules as Cavs edge Timberwolves in overtime

Feb 08, 2018 - 4:24 PM

LeBron James ends the Cavaliers' losing streak in epic fashion

GAME-WINNER. LeBron James drains a buzzer-beating triple that proved to be the game-winner. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler shines as Wolves send Thunder to third straight loss

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Paul George is the only other Thunder player in double figures with 13 points as Oklahoma City has lost 5 of their last 7 games

THUNDER SILENCED. Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points and 8 assists while Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 18 points and 12 assists in the Timberwolves’ win. File photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State Warriors dominate third quarter to thump Miami Heat

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Steph Curry scores 30 to close out the Warriors' dominant game

30. Curry finishes with 30 points as the Warriors improves to 3-0 on their current road trip. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Alpha Wolf: Why Jimmy Butler fits perfectly with the Timberwolves

Jun 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The days of the T Wolves being Western Conference cellar dwellers may be over as Butler and co give Minnesota fans something to get excited about

TOP WOLF. The addition of Jimmy Butler to a Minnesota core that already includes Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns ushers in the franchise's most exciting period since the MVP days of Kevin Garnett. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler traded to Timberwolves in draft day deal

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The Chicago Bulls send Butler north in exchange for Zach LaVine Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen and Justin Patton

JOINING MINNESOTA. Jimmy Butler will be wearing a new uniform next season. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Butler's brilliance sparks Bulls past Hawks

Apr 02, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Jimmy Butler s 33 points maintains Chicago s push for the playoffs while the Clippers down the Lakers

RAGING BULLS. Jimmy Butler scores the final 9 points for the Bulls to help Chicago's push for the playoffs. File photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Bulls hand Warriors second straight defeat without Durant

Mar 03, 2017 - 1:18 PM

The Warriors adjusting to lift without the injured Kevin Durant suffer back to back regular season losses for the second time in nearly two years

RAGING BULLS. Jimmy Butler scores 22 as the Warriors struggle to find a balance without the injured Kevin Durant.. File photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Heat cruise past besieged Bulls

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Things continue to get bad for Chicago which drops another home game to the Miami Heat

Rondo rips Butler, Wade for blaming tough loss on Bulls teammates

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

After Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler openly criticized the team s younger players Rajon Rondo made his displeasure known on Instagram

RAGING BULL. Rajon Rondo wasn't too pleased after Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade blasted the team's younger players, saying on Instagram that his Boston Celtics veteran teammates before wouldn't have done that. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls rally to beat Raptors behind Butler's 42 points

Jan 08, 2017 - 1:48 PM

The Chicago Bulls come back from a 19 point deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors in overtime

LATE RALLY. The Chicago Bulls' third straight win pulls the team above .500 at 19-18. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Butler shines as Bulls beat depleted Cavaliers

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Butler drops 14 points in the final period leading Chicago to another win against Cleveland

'Phenomenal' Butler does it with 52 points for Bulls

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:52 PM

With his 52 point explosion Jimmy Butler posts his third 40 point game of the season and is just one shy of his career high

SMILE. Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls smiles before shooting a free-throw for his 50th point of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center on January 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls' Butler caps 40-point game with game-winner at the buzzer

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Jimmy Butler matches his season high point total and hits his first buzzer beating game winner in a win over the Brooklyn Nets

CLUTCH BULL. Jimmy Butler hits the game-winner against the Nets but says he'd prefer to win games by multiple possessions instead. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler on a mission to carve his own Chicago Bulls legacy

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:13 PM

The face of today’s Bulls franchise doesn’t want to be known just as someone who played on the same team as Jordan and Pippen

Honeymoon over for Cavs as they lose third straight game

Dec 03, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The defending NBA champion Cavs fall to the Bulls for their third straight loss

LeBron James says that 'it's time to play some real ball' after his team slid to a third straight defeat. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade beats the Heat in Miami return

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Wade hits two clutch free throws down the stretch to beat his former team in his first game back in Miami

WELCOME BACK. Dwyane Wade, a 3-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat now playing for the Chicago Bulls, shares a moment with Miami's Justise Winslow after defeating his former team. Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP

Porzingis sparks Knicks over Bulls in Rose and Noah's return

Nov 05, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Noah and Rose also step up as the Knicks get their second win of the season

NBA: Bulls trample Nets to remain unbeaten

Nov 01, 2016 - 4:03 PM

It s Chicago s first 3 0 start since the 1996 97 season and it comes despite fears that off season changes might see the Bulls take some time to click

Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls passes the ball against Sean Kilpatrick of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center on October 31, 2016 in New York City. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Dwyane Wade practices jumper while teams scuffle

Oct 28, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Wade takes time during a testy moment involving Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler to work on his shooting touch

NO TIME FOR THAT. Dwyane Wade can't be bothered to break up potential fights when there are jump shots to practice. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Team USA starts slow, still manages to blow out Venezuela

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Venezuela stands no chance against the US NBA stars as Team USA wins by 44

AINT NO STOPPING US NOW. Kevin Durant scores 16 and dishes 5 assists as Venezuela stands no chance in their way. Photo by Jorge Zapata/EPA

WATCH: Carmelo Anthony wants nothing to do with Team USA sing-along

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Why so grumpy Melo?

MORE OLYMPIC SUCCESS. USA's Carmelo Anthony (R), seen here in action against China's Guo Ailun in an exhibition game, has been struggling for success with his NBA team but is now eyeing his 3rd Olympic gold medal. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Carmelo Anthony will seek third gold at Rio: report

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:59 AM

Carmelo Anthony DeAndre Jordan Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler have reportedly committed to playing for Team USA in Rio

GOLDEN PLAYER. Carmelo Anthony will be one of the players representing USA Basketball at the Rio Games. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Jimmy Butler's knee injury not as serious as feared

Feb 07, 2016 - 12:53 PM

The Chicago Bulls forward was diagnosed with a left knee strain following an MRI

FURTHER EVAUATION. Jimmy Butler's MRI revealed no tears in his left knee. File photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Green, Thompson, Butler headline NBA All-Star reserves

Jan 29, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The reserves were chosen by 30 NBA coaches and included 3 first time selections

TICKING DOWN TO TORONTO. Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was one of the players selected by coaches to the All-Star reserves list. File photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Gasol scores season-high 31 as Chicago Bulls gore Detroit Pistons

Jan 19, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Derrick Rose adds 20 and Jimmy Butler contributes 16 points and 9 assists in Chicago s win

NBA: Butler betters Jordan's franchise record

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The Bulls beat the Raptors the Nets Jarrett Jack is out for the season and Kenneth Faried gives an update on his condition

WATCH: Michael Jordan vs Jimmy Butler in shooting contest

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:56 PM

The former Bulls superstar and the current Bulls All Star team up with kids from Jordan s camp

Not clutch? LeBron hits buzzer beater to lift Cavs past Bulls

May 11, 2015 - 10:09 AM

LeBron James answers Derrick Rose s game winner in game three with a last second bucket to tie the series

LeBron James hits the game-winning shot over Jimmy Butler to tie the series. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

NBA wRap: Resurgent LeBron leads Cavs, Rockets rebound

May 07, 2015 - 2:21 PM

It s another day of bounce backs in the NBA as the Cavs and the Rockets even their series against the Bulls and the Clippers

LOCKED AND LOADED. LeBron James (L) and James Harden (R) were aggressive tonight helping their teams get even in the NBA conference semifinals. Photos from NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Paul-less Clips win, Bulls steal home game vs Cavs

May 05, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Higher seeded teams fail to register wins as Los Angeles and Chicago play inspired ball games away from their home floor

HOME GAMES STOLEN. Derrick Rose, taking a shot over LeBron James (L), drops 25 as Bulls win over Cavs while Blake Griffin (R), records a triple double as Clips down Rockets. Photos from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Curry cooks up Warriors comeback vs Pelicans

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Steph Curry carries the Warriors from a 20 point hole to beat the Pelicans for a 3 0 series lead LeBron and Rose lead the Cavs and Bulls to victory

OVER A SEA OF RED. Steph Curry buries a corner three over the defense of Pelicans' Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans. Photo from the NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Bulls, Warriors go up 2-0

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Chicago and Golden State take care of business on their home floor to remain unbeaten early in the 2015 NBA playoffs

TWO GUARDS, 2-0. Chicago's Jimmy Butler (L) and Golden State's Klay Thompson (R) help their respective teams go up 2-0 in the NBA playoffs. Butler photo from NBA Facebook page, Thompson photo from Warriors Facebook page

Wizards, Bulls kick off NBA playoffs with win over Raptors, Bucks

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:20 AM

The Wizards blew a 15 point lead in the fourth quarter but managed to beat the Raptors in overtime while the Bulls leaned on 23 points from Derrick Rose to beat the Bucks

IN BLOOM. Derrick Rose showed he still had life in his career, scoring 23 to lead the Bulls to a game one victory. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Rose's return not enough to lift Bulls

Apr 09, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Rose tallies 9 points and two assists in his return from another knee injury

Chicago's Derrick Rose is back after missing nearly 6 weeks after tearing the meniscus on his right knee. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Raptors book playoff berth despite loss to Bulls

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Toronto falls to Chicago 116 103 but still secured a playoff berth in the NBA Eastern Conference

Chicago's Pau Gasol (16) attempts a shot over the outstretched arms of Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas (17) as Joakim Noah and Anderson Varejao look on. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Bulls lose top scorer Butler for up to 6 weeks

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:42 PM

The injury came Sunday when Butler collided with DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers

MORE INJURY WOES. Guard Jimmy Butler is out for up to 6 weeks, lengthening the list of injured players for the Bulls. Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

NBA announces All-Star 2015 reserves

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:17 AM

A trio of Hawks lead the East All Star reserves as Tim Duncan makes his 15th NBA All Star appearance Replacement for injured west starter Kobe to be announced

The NBA 2015 All-Star game reserves. Images from NBA's Facebook page