The Chicago Bulls announced today that Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3 to 4 weeks with the left knee strain he suffered against the Denver Nuggets. It was hopeful that he would return in the next few days but it seems the team wants to be cautious with their star guard.
Butler will miss his second career All-Star appearance with the injury and will also miss at least 7 to 11 games with this new timetable. Bulls fans are hopeful that Pau Gasol can replace Butler in Toronto but with the Bulls falling to the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference, it seems quite unlikely.
Since the start of the 2013-14 season, the Bulls have a 109-71 (.606) record with Jimmy Butler playing and 16-18 (.471) without him. They will miss him greatly and will have to pick it up as a unit to make up for this loss and to hold their place in the playoff race.
Bulls say Butler will miss 3-4 weeks with strained left knee and is out of All-Star game.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 9, 2016