Bulls News: Jimmy Butler not worried about contract extension, wants a championship

The Chicago Bulls and burgeoning star Jimmy Butler couldn't come to terms on a contract extension before this season's cutoff date, meaning that Butler will hit restricted free agency after next July 1st.

Butler, however, isn't worried about the future, nor does he have any lingering resentment towards the Bulls for not getting a deal done.

"Nah, nah," said Butler, via Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. "I love the city of Chicago. I think everybody knows that. I just feel like I've just got to help win games, man. I want a championship. The money has never been an issue because I'm from Tomball. The money I make now is more than nothing. I just wanted to prove to my teammates, to my coaches, to the city, that I'm here to stay."

Butler is currently putting up numbers worthy of an All-Star (20.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game), so the money appears like it will take care of itself (and likely in Chicago) down the road.

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