|Nov. 19 10:31 PM PT11:31 PM MT12:31 AM CT1:31 AM ET6:31 GMT14:31 11:31 PM MST1:31 AM EST10:31 UAE07:311:31 ET12:31 AM CT4:31 - Butler shined with Derrick Rose out of the lineup, finishing with 32 points on 11 of 23 shooting in a 103-97 win at Phoenix.
Analysis: Butler even played the point guard role at times down the stretch. He's averaging 25.3 points over his last three games.
|Nov. 14 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Butler had a season-high 27 points and hit 11 of 14 from free-throw line in Friday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Butler bounced back nicely after totaling 18 points on 6-of-21 shooting over his last two games.
|Nov. 6 1:16 AM PT2:16 AM MT3:16 AM CT4:16 AM ET9:16 GMT17:16 2:16 AM MST4:16 AM EST13:16 UAE10:164:16 ET3:16 AM CT7:16 - Butler scored 26 points in a 104-98 win against Oklahoma City on Thursday night.
Analysis: It was Butler's second straight game with 26 points and his team-best average is now 21.7.
|Nov. 4 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Butler was the bright spot in Tuesday's lopsided loss in Charlotte, scoring 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting.
Analysis: He's scored 23 points or more in three of the first five games and is averaging 20.8 per game so far this season.
|Oct. 29 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:421:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Butler had 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and six assists in a 115-100 win over Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Butler had 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting in the Chicago Bulls' season opener, a win against Cleveland on Tuesday.
|Oct. 28 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST8:29 UAE05:290:29 ET10:29 PM CT2:29 - Butler scored 17 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals Tuesday against the Cavaliers.
Analysis: Butler will try to take advantage Wednesday night against a Brooklyn team that could had troubles matching up with him.
|July 9 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST8:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Butler envisions the Chicago Bulls contending for a championship next season and he and Derrick Rose forming one of the NBA's best backcourts after signing a five-year, $95.5 million contract.
Analysis: Butler can opt out after four years. The deal comes on the heels of a breakout season in which Butler made his first All-Star team and was selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.
|July 1 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST23:12 UAE21:1215:12 ET2:12 PM CT18:12 - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Butler and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth about $90 million. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. The total value of the contract could wind up being a little higher depending on where the salary cap number is set. But they won't know until July 9, when NBA contracts can be signed.
Analysis: Butler also holds an option for the fifth year. The deal comes on the heels of a breakout season in which Butler made his first All-Star team and was selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.