The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has exercised its third-year option for the 2013-14 season for guard/forward Jimmy Butler.  By exercising Butler’s option, he will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2013-14 season.

Butler (6-7, 220), appeared in 42 games during his rookie campaign and posted averages of 2.6 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 8.5 mpg.  He also shot .405 from the floor and .768 from the line.  Butler was selected by the Bulls in the first round (30th overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft.