Oct. 31 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET23:20 GMT7:20 4:20 PM MST6:20 PM EST3:20 UAE (+1)00:2019:20 ET5:20 PM CT21:20 - Butler is headed toward restricted free agency next summer. The Chicago Bulls guard was still hoping he and the team could agree on a contract extension before Friday's deadline, saying "we got `til, what, 11:59 (Eastern time)?" That deadline passed without an extension. Instead, the Bulls will have the right to match any offer he receives next summer. Analysis: Drafted with the 30th pick in 2011, the Marquette product has averaged 8.9 points. He broke out last season, scoring a career-high 13.1 points per game while making the NBA's all-defensive second team. Butler missed the season-opening win at New York on Wednesday because of a sprained left thumb and was inactive for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Oct. 30 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:490:49 ET10:49 PM CT2:49 - Butler missed Wednesday's opener with a sprained left thumb. Analysis: It's unclear when Butler will be able to return.