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#23
Jimmy Butler
PPG RPG APG
22.2 5.3 4.9
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-8 Born: 9/14/1989
Position: G-FWeight: 236 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
College: MarquetteDraft: 1st Round 30th pick by Bulls (2011)


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Apr. 21 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST5:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 28 points Saturday, going 10 of 19 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Houston Rockets 121-105. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 41:26 on the floor. He added one steal. Butler went 4 of 6 from behind the arc.
Apr. 18 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 11 points Wednesday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Houston Rockets 102-82. Butler grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -17 in his 24:58 on the floor. Butler went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
Apr. 15 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST6:31 UAE (+1)04:3122:31 ET9:31 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 13 points Sunday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Houston Rockets 104-101. Butler pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 36:10 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Butler went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Apr. 11 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST6:02 UAE (+1)04:0222:02 ET9:02 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 31 points Wednesday, going 10 of 21 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in overtime. Butler pulled down five rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 41:46 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Butler went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Apr. 9 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST5:27 UAE (+1)03:2721:27 ET8:27 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 15 points Monday, going 3 of 8 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113-94. Butler pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +21 in his 22:58 on the floor. He added three steals.
Apr. 7 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST8:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 18 points Friday, going 7 of 10 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96. Butler grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 22:35 on the floor. He tacked on four steals.
Feb. 23 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)03:0721:07 ET8:07 PM CTNaN:� - Butler (knee surgery) will return to the Timberwolves' starting lineup Friday against the Lakers.
Analysis: It'll be his first appearance since having a torn meniscus repaired on Feb. 25. While having a healthy Butler is obviously great news for a Minnesota team that's still in the hunt to gain home-field advantage in their opening-round playoff series, don't count on him getting his usual heavy dose of minutes just yet.
Feb. 15 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4822:48 ET9:48 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 24 points Thursday on 7-of-20 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-111. Butler grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 41:17 on the floor. He added three blocks and one steal. Butler struggled from 3-point range, coming up empty on all seven of his attempts.
Feb. 13 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 15 points Tuesday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Houston Rockets 126-108. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 36:18 of playing time.
Feb. 11 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST6:33 UAE (+1)03:3321:33 ET8:33 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 18 points Sunday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 111-106. Butler grabbed five rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 39:06 on the floor. He added two steals. Butler went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Feb. 9 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 38 points Friday on 11-of-26 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Chicago Bulls 114-113. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 40:50 on the floor. He tacked on four steals. Butler went 3 of 9 from behind the arc.
Feb. 7 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 35 points Wednesday, going 14 of 21 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 140-138 in overtime. Butler grabbed five rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 46:28 of playing time. He added two steals. Butler went 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
Feb. 2 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET18:28 GMT2:28 11:28 AM MST1:28 PM EST22:28 UAE19:2813:28 ET12:28 PM CTNaN:� - Butler (personal) missed Friday's practice while on bereavement leave, but played Saturday against the Pelicans and scored 30 points on 11-of-21 shooting as the Timberwolves topped New Orleans 118-107. Butler grabbed eight rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 36:44 on the floor. He added two steals. Butler went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler is now averaging 25.6 points in five games since returning from a minor knee issue.
Feb. 1 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 28 points Thursday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Milwaukee Bucks 108-89. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +18 in his 39:35 on the floor. He added one steal. Butler went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Jan. 31 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE06:180:18 ET11:18 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 25 points Tuesday on 9-of-17 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Toronto Raptors 109-104. Butler grabbed five rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 38:16 on the floor. Butler went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler went just 4 of 14 from the field in his first contest back from a knee injury, but he's increased his field goal percentage in each of the two games since that one. Averaging 23.3 points, six rebounds, 4.7 assists and 36.6 minutes upon coming back, the All-Star guard is ready to roll again for fantasy owners.
Jan. 29 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST6:40 UAE (+1)03:4021:40 ET8:40 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 24 points Monday on 7-of-15 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Atlanta Hawks 105-100. Butler grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 36:19 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Butler went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler was sharp in his second game back after missing four with right knee soreness. He said he played ''like a bum'' while shooting 4 of 14 in Saturday's win over the Nets in his return.
Jan. 28 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST19:54 UAE16:5410:54 ET9:54 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Saturday, going 4 of 14 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-97. Butler pulled down six rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 35:13 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Butler went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Jan. 20 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST4:14 UAE (+1)01:1419:14 ET6:14 PM CTNaN:� - Butler returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves' lineup Saturday night after missing four games with soreness in his right knee.
Analysis: Butler worked out before the game against Brooklyn, getting final clearance to make his return. Butler was named an All-Star for the fourth consecutive season. He's averaging 21.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists in his first season in Minnesota.
Jan. 19 9:08 PM PT10:08 PM MT11:08 PM CT12:08 AM ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST9:08 UAE06:080:08 ET11:08 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 23 points Thursday, going 8 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Houston Rockets 116-98. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 42:16 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Analysis: It's the 15th time in Butler's last 17 games in which he's reached the 20-point mark, a stretch in which he's averaged 25.3 points on 51.1 percent shooting. The star guard is also averaging 2.35 steals during that period, second only to LeBron James for tops in the league over that span.
Jan. 16 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST6:32 UAE (+1)03:3221:32 ET8:32 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 28 points Tuesday on 11-of-22 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Orlando Magic 108-102. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 39:08 of playing time. He added two blocks and five steals. Butler went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler has totaled 52 points on 18-of-33 shooting in his last two games.
Jan. 15 12:21 AM PT1:21 AM MT2:21 AM CT3:21 AM ET8:21 GMT16:21 1:21 AM MST3:21 AM EST12:21 UAE09:213:21 ET2:21 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 24 points Sunday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 120-103. Butler grabbed five rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +23 in his 34:08 of playing time. He added two steals. Butler went 1 of 1 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler atoned for a disappointing 13-point, two-assist performance on Friday, not that there was much surprise that he'd bounce back. The standout guard has maintained his upper-tier fantasy status by averaging 25.3 points, 5.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals over his last 15 games - 12 of which the Timberwolves have won.
Jan. 12 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 13 points Friday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New York Knicks 118-108. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 33:53 on the floor. He added one block and three steals. Butler went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Jan. 10 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 26 points Wednesday, going 7 of 13 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-88. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 36:05 on the floor. He added two blocks and four steals. Butler went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler continued an outstanding stretch by scoring at least 20 points for the 12th time in 13 games. In that 13-game span, he's averaged 26.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting - 16 of 45 from long range - with 6.2 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
Jan. 9 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET6:27 GMT14:27 11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST10:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Monday, going 7 of 13 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-99. Butler pulled down eight rebounds and had nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +39 in his 27:20 of playing time. He tacked on three steals. Butler went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler was the best player on the court in this one - no small accomplishment with LeBron James on the other side - as he came close to his first triple-double in a Minnesota uniform. The rising T-Wolves have now won nine of their last 12 games, and the newcomer is a big reason why with his sensational averages of 26.3 points, six assists, 4.8 rebounds and two steals during that time frame.
Jan. 7 11:07 PM PT12:07 AM MT1:07 AM CT2:07 AM ET7:07 GMT15:07 12:07 AM MST2:07 AM EST11:07 UAE08:072:07 ET1:07 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Saturday, going 7 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the New Orleans Pelicans 116-98. Butler grabbed seven rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +25 in his 32:18 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler bounced back quickly from his worst performance in quite some time, Friday's 14-point, 3-of-12 shooting effort against Boston. Owners shouldn't have been too deterred, as the dynamic guard is averaging 26.8 points, 5.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals while leading the Timberwolves to wins in eight of their last 11 games.
Jan. 5 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 14 points Friday on 3-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Boston Celtics 91-84. Butler grabbed two rebounds and dished out six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 34:44 of playing time. He tacked on three steals.
Analysis: Averaging a stellar 28.9 points over his previous nine games, Butler had his outstanding run stopped cold by a swarming Boston defense. The red-hot guard still made an impact in the assist and steal categories, though, and should fare better in a potentially high-scoring matchup with New Orleans on Saturday.
Jan. 3 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 30 points Wednesday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Brooklyn Nets 98-97. Butler pulled down three rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 38:45 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Analysis: Jimmy Butler loves Thibs and Thibs loves him. It's the seventh time in 16 games that Butler has scored at least 30.
Jan. 1 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST8:08 UAE05:0823:08 ET10:08 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 28 points Monday on 8-of-14 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 114-96. Butler grabbed three rebounds and dished out nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +16 in his 37:07 of playing time. He added one block and three steals. Butler went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler continued an impressive stretch with his eighth straight game of at least 20 points. He's averaged 28.8 points on 53.7 percent shooting with 5.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds during that span.
Dec. 31 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST4:15 UAE (+1)01:1519:15 ET6:15 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 26 points Sunday on 8-of-11 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Indiana Pacers 107-90. Butler grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +31 in his 26:59 on the floor. He tacked on three steals.
Analysis: Butler capped an impressive December in which he averaged 26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 50.6 percent in 15 games.
Dec. 28 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 20 points Thursday, going 6 of 16 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 102-96. Butler grabbed five rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 43:03 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Butler went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Jimmy Buckets' string of five consecutive games shooting at least 50 percent has come to an end.
Dec. 27 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST8:26 UAE05:2623:26 ET10:26 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 39 points Wednesday on 10-of-20 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Denver Nuggets 128-125 in overtime. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 42:24 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler scored 12 of Minnesota's 14 points. He's averaged 31.2 points on 53.7 percent shooting in the last five games.
Dec. 26 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET6:16 GMT14:16 11:16 PM MST1:16 AM EST10:16 UAE07:161:16 ET12:16 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 23 points Monday, going 11 of 20 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-104. Butler pulled down five rebounds and dished out eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +17 in his 41:03 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Butler went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler continues to drive the engine during Minnesota's current four-game winning streak, averaging a stellar 29.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals during that period. If there's one negative to the well-rounded guard's present game, it would be his 3-point shooting. He's 2 of 14 from beyond the arc over his last three contests.
Dec. 23 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CTNaN:� - Butler scored 32 points Saturday on 10-of-19 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 115-106. Butler grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 37:47 of playing time. He added one block.
Analysis: The former Bull has averaged 31.3 points while shooting 54.5 percent over the last three contests.
Dec. 20 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST8:38 UAE05:3823:38 ET10:38 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 25 points Wednesday on 8-of-15 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Denver Nuggets 112-104. Butler pulled down two rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 34:51 on the floor. He added two steals. Butler went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and has scored at least 20 in five of his past six games. Butler's two rebounds matched his season low but he's totaled 62 points on 20-of-36 shooting in his last two games.
Dec. 17 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST23:12 UAE20:1214:12 ET1:12 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 37 points Monday, going 12 of 21 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Portland Trail Blazers 108-107. Butler grabbed six rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 35:15 on the floor. He added three steals. Butler went 2 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Questionable for the game due to a sore back, Butler instead put his team on his back to help Minnesota rally from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. Though he struggled with the injury Saturday against Phoenix, the star guard shouldn't disappoint if he's back in the lineup Wednesday in Denver. He's averaging a sensational 26.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, five assists and two steals over an eight-game tear.
Dec. 16 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 10 points Saturday, going 5 of 18 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Phoenix Suns 108-106. Butler grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 36:31 of playing time. He added three steals.
Dec. 14 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)04:1522:15 ET9:15 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Thursday on 7-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Sacramento Kings 119-96. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 35:33 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals.
Analysis: Butler went over the 20-point mark for the third straight game and fell one shy of his season high with nine assists. Butler is really rolling now, averaging 26.4 points on 51.2 percent shooting with 6.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
Dec. 13 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET6:03 GMT14:03 11:03 PM MST1:03 AM EST10:03 UAE07:031:03 ET12:03 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 38 points Tuesday, going 15 of 33 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 118-112 in overtime. Butler pulled down six rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 45:30 of playing time. He added one steal. Butler went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler carried the Timberwolves offensively on a night where neither Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins shot well, and reached the 30-point mark for the third time in five games. The three-time All-Star has been a fantasy machine during the tear, averaging 28.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, five assists and 1.6 steals.
Dec. 11 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE17:2711:27 ET10:27 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 22 points Sunday as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Dallas Mavericks 97-92. Butler pulled down eight rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 40:53 of playing time. He added two steals. Butler went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler made 9 of 17 shots, shooting at least 50 percent for the fourth straight game. He is averaging 26 points in those contests - 7 points better than his season average.
Dec. 7 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 19 points Wednesday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107. Butler grabbed eight rebounds and had eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 42:45 on the floor.
Analysis: Butler's scoring output may be a bit of a letdown after he blew up for 63 points over his previous two games, but owners will surely gladly accept the near triple-double. The Tom Thibodeau favorite has been on a major roll for a while now, having averaged 22.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.9 steals over his past 12 games.
Dec. 4 6:41 AM PT7:41 AM MT8:41 AM CT9:41 AM ET14:41 GMT22:41 7:41 AM MST9:41 AM EST18:41 UAE15:419:41 ET8:41 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 33 points Sunday, going 10 of 20 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Los Angeles Clippers 112-106. Butler grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 39:30 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Butler went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler has been to the free-throw line 20 times in the first two games in December after getting to the stripe 33 times over his last nine in November.
Dec. 4 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 30 points Monday, going 11 of 21 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92. Butler pulled down two rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 40:00 on the floor. He tacked on four steals. Butler went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler's two best scoring performances of the season have come in the last two days so his early season struggles are being quickly forgotten. Over his last eight games, Butler has averaged 23.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.
Dec. 2 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST9:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 22 points Friday on 7-of-16 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-107. Butler grabbed three rebounds and dished out seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 41:02 of playing time. He added two blocks and three steals. Butler went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler's disappointing start to his Timberwolves tenure is in the rear view mirror now, as he's averaging 21.2 points, 5.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals over a strong six-game run. Kudos to those owners who held firm and waited out the three-time All-Star's early-season struggles.
Nov. 30 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET6:48 GMT14:48 11:48 PM MST1:48 AM EST10:48 UAE07:481:48 ET12:48 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 19 points Wednesday on 8-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the New Orleans Pelicans 120-102. Butler grabbed four rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +16 in his 32:57 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Nov. 28 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 17 points Tuesday, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Washington Wizards 92-89. Butler grabbed seven rebounds, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 38:28 of playing time. He added one steal. Butler went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler had a rough night shooting, going 5 of 17 from the field, but matched a season high with 10 assists.
Nov. 26 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST7:46 UAE (+1)04:4622:46 ET9:46 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 25 points Sunday on 11-of-19 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-108. Butler grabbed four rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +19 in his 36:26 on the floor.
Analysis: Butler had three steals to give him 34 on the season, tied for sixth-most in the league.
Nov. 24 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:0223:02 ET10:02 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 18 points Friday on 7-of-17 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Miami Heat 109-97. Butler grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 35:00 on the floor. Butler went 1 of 1 from 3-point range.
Nov. 23 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:230:23 ET11:23 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler matched a season high with 26 points Wednesday on 10-of-19 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Orlando Magic 124-118. Butler grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 36:17 of playing time. He added two steals. Butler went 3 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Those who may have bought low on Butler following his disappointing start are beginning to reap the rewards. The stat-sheet stuffer is now 9 of 18 from 3-point range over his last four games and is riding a seven-game tear in which he's averaged 19.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 steals.
Nov. 20 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 14 points Monday, going 6 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Charlotte Hornets 118-102. Butler grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 32:58 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Nov. 19 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 26 points Sunday, going 10 of 15 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Detroit Pistons 100-97. Butler pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +8 in his 41:39 on the floor. He tacked on five steals. Butler went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler tallied 21 points or more for the fourth time in his last five games and continues to pile up the steals as well. The well-rounded guard has 13 thefts during that aforementioned five-game stretch, and he's averaging 19.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists as well over that time frame.
Nov. 18 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST23:12 UAE20:1214:12 ET1:12 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Friday on 8-of-19 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Dallas Mavericks 111-87. Butler pulled down eight rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +21 in his 37:20 of playing time. He added two steals. Butler went 3 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler has been very hit-or-miss in November. In four games, he's scored more than 20 points. In the other four this month, he's averaged 8.5 points on 31.6 percent shooting.
Nov. 16 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE16:1910:19 ET9:19 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored six points Wednesday on 2-of-13 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the San Antonio Spurs 98-86. Butler pulled down five rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 32:59 on the floor. He added one block and three steals.
Analysis: After a pair of 20-point games in which he got to the free-throw line a combined 26 times, Butler took just two free throws. He's now shooting under 40 percent from the field this season.
Nov. 14 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST20:57 UAE17:5711:57 ET10:57 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 21 points Monday on 6-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 109-98. Butler pulled down four rebounds and dished out 10 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +11 in his 38:38 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Analysis: The most encouraging sign for Butler is that he's been to the free-throw line 26 times in the last two games. He'd only been to the stripe 36 times in his first nine.
Nov. 12 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET6:40 GMT14:40 11:40 PM MST1:40 AM EST10:40 UAE07:401:40 ET12:40 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 25 points Saturday on 5-of-17 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Phoenix Suns 118-110. Butler pulled down seven rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -9 in his 40:28 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Butler went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Butler matched a season high scoring total by going 14 of 16 from the foul line, an area he rarely visited while averaging a disappointing 9.3 points over his previous three games. Though he hasn't been as reliable as years past, Minnesota's marquee offseason addition is still delivering starter-worthy fantasy numbers with his new team.
Nov. 9 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET6:27 GMT14:27 11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST10:27 UAE07:271:27 ET12:27 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 11 points Wednesday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Golden State Warriors 125-101. Butler grabbed three rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 31:28 on the floor. He added two steals. Butler went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler continues to be among the biggest early-season fantasy disappointments, especially during a three-game stretch in which he's averaging a pedestrian 9.3 points. The three-time All-Star is still making steady contributions in the rebounding, assist and steal departments, so owners will just need to adapt to his reduced scoring totals.
Nov. 6 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 13 points Sunday on 4-of-6 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Charlotte Hornets 112-94. Butler grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 30:24 on the floor. He added one steal. Butler went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
Nov. 5 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored four points Saturday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Dallas Mavericks 112-99. Butler grabbed five rebounds and dished out seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 33:36 on the floor.
Analysis: Butler seemed to have broken out of his early-season slump by averaging 21.3 points over his previous three games, but Saturday's performance suggests that might be premature. He's still averaging starter-worthy numbers of 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game even if he can't buy a 3-point bucket at the moment.
Nov. 2 6:29 AM PT7:29 AM MT8:29 AM CT9:29 AM ET13:29 GMT21:29 6:29 AM MST8:29 AM EST17:29 UAE14:299:29 ET7:29 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 23 points Wednesday, going 8 of 18 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98. Butler grabbed four rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 33:15 of playing time. He tacked on three steals.
Analysis: Butler is starting to get it going despite struggling from 3-point range. He's averaged 21.3 points and gotten to the free-throw line 28 times in Minnesota's three straight wins.
Oct. 30 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2623:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 16 points Monday on 5-of-13 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Miami Heat 125-122 in overtime. Butler grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 39:30 on the floor. He added three steals. Butler went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Oct. 27 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)04:2822:28 ET9:28 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 25 points Friday on 7-of-10 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116. Butler pulled down five rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 38:11 of playing time.
Analysis: Butler returned after missing two games with an upper-respiratory infection and looked very good. He scored a season-high 25 points after totaling 28 in his two previous games and went to the line 13 times after he had three combined attempts in the first three contests. The 20-plus point performances should become common now for Butler.
Oct. 24 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST3:06 UAE (+1)01:0619:06 ET6:06 PM CTNaN:� - According to the Norman Transcript, Butler will play Friday against the Thunder after missing the past two contests due to illness.
Analysis: Shabazz Muhammad had been taking his place in the starting five, and the Timberwolves have been struggling without their star shooting guard - particularly on defense.
Oct. 22 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST6:02 UAE (+1)04:0222:02 ET9:02 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 15 points Sunday, going 7 of 17 from the field, as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Butler grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 39:09 on the floor. Butler went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Butler is shooting just 39.5 percent (17 for 43) in the first three games while averaging 13.3 points. He scored a career-high 23.9 points and shot 45.5 percent with the Bulls last season.
Oct. 20 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 13 points Friday on 5-of-14 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves topped the Utah Jazz 100-97. Butler grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 38:35 of playing time. He added five steals.
Analysis: The five thefts helped salvage an otherwise ordinary stat line for Butler, who's opened his Timberwolves' tenure by recording a rather modest 25 points on 10-of-26 shooting through two games. While he'll surely remain a multi-category fantasy contributor, the former Bull may be hard-pressed to duplicate last season's 23.9 points per game with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as new teammates.
Oct. 19 6:23 AM PT7:23 AM MT8:23 AM CT9:23 AM ET13:23 GMT21:23 6:23 AM MST8:23 AM EST17:23 UAE15:239:23 ET8:23 AM CTNaN:� - Jimmy Butler scored 12 points Wednesday on 5-of-12 shooting as the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the San Antonio Spurs 107-99. Butler grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -19 in his 35:26 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Butler went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: This wasn't exactly the debut that Butler wanted with the Wolves, but it'll take some time before he and his teammates are totally on the same page.

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