Butler did his part on Tuesday, falling a rebound short of the triple-double, but the Bulls once again battled inconsistency in the loss to the Mavs.
After missing four games because of illness, Mirotic was back in the mix. The same couldn’t be said for Gibson, however, who sat with an ankle injury.
Jimmy Butler is the only Bulls player worthy of a solid A so far this season, while the lowest grade? Hello front office.
The Bulls are now 3-2 without Wade this season, and there’s an understanding that rest days are just part of the Wade experience.
The former first-round pick [11th overall] dropped a career-high 31 on Memphis Sunday night, but is still battling with inconsistencies game to game.
Behind 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Butler helped end the Bulls’ three-game losing streak and continued to show how valuable he is.
With coach Fred Hoiberg leaning on second-year big man Cristiano Felicio late in games lately, Lopez has no problem sacrificing and playing mentor.