Jimmy Butler (3x All Star)
21.7ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.0 spg.
When Jimmy Butler was traded to Minnesota, it was clear the Timberwolves were ready to challenge for the playoffs. Butler, in a new team has now taken over the leadership of the young T-wolves. His presence has been felt on the court (offence and defence) and off it, as he is not scared of calling out his young team mates.
Butler, is having number slightly lower than his exceptional 2016-17 season at Chicago. What he lost in absolute numbers, he has made up in efficiency. He is shooting a career high field goal percentage (47.6% on 15.5 shots), and 50.9% with 2 pointers. His 87.5% free throw percentage is a career high as well. His defensive effort is seen with 2 steals a night. It’s no surprise that Butler has been a 3x All-defensive team player
In the previous all-star games Butler has been relatively quiet in all 3 appearances, having taken 8 field goals in 3 games. He would be hoping to be more aggressive this time around. Any captain that picks him in the draft, would have a strong voice and motivator on their team.