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Bulls exercise third-year option on Butler


POSTED: Oct 30, 2012 1:56 PM ET

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— The Chicago Bulls have exercised their third-year option on former first-round draft pick Jimmy Butler for the 2013-14 season.

The 6-foot-7 Butler appeared in 42 games as a rookie last season and averaged 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in a limited role. He was taken with the 30th pick in the 2011 draft.

The Bulls announced the move on Tuesday.

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