“I have a lot of respect for the guy,” Butler says of Rose.
Butler agreed to a five-year deal Wednesday to stay in Chicago.
The deal reportedly includes a player option for Butler for the fifth year.
The NBA and NHL exist in entirely difference economic worlds.
The offer is for five years and worth around $90 million.
“Jimmy’s a huge, huge part of what we’re doing,” Forman says.
Butler reportedly wants to maximize his earning potential when the salary cap takes a massive jump.
Hoiberg believes the Bulls are ready to compete for a championship.
Butler consistently defended opponents’ top perimeter player.
There’s a reason why Rose lost his aggressiveness as the Bulls’ season ended meekly last week.
Once again, LeBron James shined when it mattered most.
The Cavs are begging to be finished off. The Bulls haven’t been able to do that yet.
Of course, the Bulls can match that offer and have indicated they want to retain Butler.
Butler was honored Thursday as the NBA’s Most Improved Player.
Butler made his first All-Star team this season.
Butler averaged 20.0 points per game.
Chicago sent a message in a Game 1 win at Cleveland.
Time and again, Chicago got good looks out of the pick-and-roll.
Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cavs.
Chicago was impressive in its desire to destroy Milwaukee in Game 6.