Bulls exercise option for Jimmy Butler
October 30, 2012 12:50PM
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler works out during pre-game warmups before the Bulls play the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the United Center. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Updated: October 30, 2012 10:47PM
The Bulls have exercised its third-year option for the 2013-14 season for Jimmy Butler, the team announced on Tuesday. By exercising Butler’s option, he will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2013-14 season.
The guard-forward combo appeared in 42 games during his rookie campaign and posted averages of 2.6 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 8.5 mpg. He also shot .405 from the floor and .768 from the line. Butler was selected by the Bulls in the first round (30th overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft.