Report: Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to return Saturday vs. Rockets

Friday March 4th, 2016

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is slated to return from the knee injury that has sidelined him for the past four weeks on Saturday against the Houston Rockets, reports Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago.

Butler strained his left knee during a win over the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 5. He missed 11 games as well as the All-Star Game while rehabbing the injury.

Chicago went 3–8 in Butler’s absence and has fallen to 30–30, tied with the Wizards at a half game out of the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Goodwill reports Butler, who is averaging 22.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game, will participate in practice on Friday and will likely not have a minutes restriction during Saturday’s game.

The Bulls host the Rockets at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

- Erin Flynn

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