Butler responds to reports of rift with Rose: ‘I don’t care whose team it is’

As Jimmy Butler (right) tells it, everything is just fine in Chicago.

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There’s been a perceived level of drama surrounding the relationship between Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose since the end of last season, but it’s all come from observers outside of the Chicago Bulls.

Those on the inside, however, continue to insist that things are just fine.

Butler responded to the latest report that said he doesn’t respect Rose’s work ethic and maintained that no problems exist between the team’s two biggest stars.

The reason that the media keeps digging on this is because the Bulls were clearly Rose’s team before Butler forcefully took the crown with the incredible leap he made last season. Their relationship will continue to be a topic until the two can play extended minutes together in games that count and show once and for all that there are no issues where the team’s chemistry is concerned. 

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