Jimmy Butler named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Dec. 29, 2014 – Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Dec. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 28.

Butler led the Bulls to a 4-0 week behind averages of 23.0 ppg (seventh in the conference), 7.0 rpg, 3.3 apg and 2.00 bpg. His 40.2 mpg led the league. On Dec. 22, Butler went 11-for-11 at the foul line en route to 27 points, and added 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists during a 129-120 win over the Toronto Raptors.