Chicago Bulls: Tom Thibodeau Pegs Jimmy Butler as Starting Shooting Guard

July 23rd, 2013 by James Davis Leave a reply »

In a recent interview with Zach Lowe of, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau affirmed that Jimmy Butler will enter the 2013-2014 NBA season as the team’s starting shooting guard.

Injuries and changing personnel have made that position somewhat of a revolving door during the Thibodeau era.

Thibs started his first head coaching season with Keith Bogans starting at the 2-guard and switched to veteran Richard Hamilton for the next two seasons. But due to Hamilton’s proneness to injury, there have been many fill-ins along the way.

Now that Hamilton has been bought out, the Bulls have looked in-house to fill the vacancy, and young Butler has gotten the call.

It would be very hard to argue against this decision.

Butler not only proved himself to be a hard worker at both ends of the floor last season, but he also grew as the year progressed. He showed tremendous maturity as a youngster responding to increasing responsibilities.

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