Some good news came out of the Chicago Bulls morning shoot-around in preparation for their game against the Raptors Monday night.
Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Bulls star wing player Jimmy Butler is feeling good and has been cleared to play.
Jimmy Butler's back. Coach Fred Hoiberg says he's a go tonight vs the Raptors. pic.twitter.com/swTYseMr4H
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 14, 2016
Butler told Chicago Tribune reporters that you have to “risk it to get the biscuit” in discussing his need to be back on the floor for his team. The Bulls are currently sitting at 32-32 and 9th in the east, Butler said he wants the Bulls to win their final 18 to ensure they make the playoffs.
Butler is averaging 22-5-4 this season for Chicago and has missed 15 of the Bulls past 18 games as they have gone 5-10 in that span.
Butler also recently graced his first magazine cover, as he is the cover athlete for the most recent edition of Slam Magazine.
? New cover alert ? @JimmyButler: Major ?
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 10, 2016