The Scoop:"It came down to me deciding that I want to bet on myself," Butler said. After a very impressive preseason with a much higher efficiency, he's a popular pick for a breakout season. He's still a game-time call for tonight, so his fantasy owners will want to keep an eye out for news.
Kirk Hinrich scored 12 points with three 3-pointers, one rebound and one steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday, while filling in at SG in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb).
The Scoop:Hinrich hit 4-of-10 field goals and his temporary starting gig doesn't make him a viable fantasy starter. As a starter in 61 games last year without Derrick Rose, for instance, he averaged a thoroughly mediocre 9.4 points on 39.2 percent shooting, 1.2 threes, 2.7 boards, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals.
The Scoop:This is a tough blow for Butler's owners as he was considered questionable coming in to Wednesday's game. Expect to see more minutes from Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich, and Tony Snell until Butler is ready to return.
The Scoop:Coach Thibodeau said on Wednesday morning that Butler may miss two to four weeks, but later backed off of those remarks and said one to three weeks from the original injury date, which was Oct. 19th. Clearly there is some confusion going on in Chicago, but until we get some clarity, it would be hard to put Butler in your starting lineup. Expect to see more Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Snell until Butler is ready.