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Jimmy Butler wants Wade, Rondo to hold him accountable

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will be leaning on his new teammates, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo, to keep him accountable this season.
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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will be leaning on his new teammates, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo, to keep him accountable this season.

Speaking on Monday, Butler said he’d like the two to be vocal with him about potential issues.

“What I want them guys to do whenever I’m on some bulls—t, I want them to tell me,” Butler said, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. “I want you to say my name, man to man.”

The 26-year-old appeared to have been given the keys to the team when the Bulls traded Derrick Rose, but the team’s off–season has muddled things.

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After Chicago shipped Rose to the Knicks in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant, the team made a splash by agreeing with Rondo on a two-year, $28 million deal. Four days later, they agreed to a two-year deal with Wade.

After the signings, Rondo told the press that the Bulls were still “Jimmy’s team.”

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