Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player who plays in the small forward or shooting guard position. He is currently a part of the Miami Heat and a former player of the Chicago Bulls.

While attending Tomball High School, Butler averaged 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. He also became the team captain and was voted as the Most Valuable Player. He first attended Tyler Junior College but transferred to Marquette when he gained an athletic scholarship. In his college career, he gained two All-Big East Honorable Mentions.

In the 2011 NBA draft, Butler was picked by the Chicago Bulls. In the 2011 to 2012 Season, he was able to play off the bench throughout the season. During the 2012 to 2013 Season, his contract was extended and he began averaging 40.8 minutes per game - becoming a regular on the rotation of the team.

Team Miami Heat Miami Heat
Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 104 kg
Born Sep 14, 1989
Nationality United States United States
Nickname The Butler
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2019 - present
Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 2018 - 2019
Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 2017 - 2018
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2017

Butler’s contract was extended again during the 2013 to 2014 Season. In a win over the Orlando Magic, he set a franchise record with 60 minutes of play. He was chosen to join the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on June 2014.

He recorded 35-point career-high milestone during the 2014 to 2015 Season. He was named as a reserve player on the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Butler suffered from injuries but he was still able to achieve a 33-point playoff career high. He became the first player in the Bull’s history to be named as the Most Improved Player.

During the 2015 to 2016 Season, Butler broke Michael Jordan’s franchise record for points scored in half the game by scoring 40 points. He was chose to join the 2016 NBA All-Star Game but was replaced due to an injury. In a game versus the Philadelphia 76ers, he recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists – the second one in his career.

In the 2016 to 2017 Season, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week and continued to beat his record for career-high points. In a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, he recorded 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, going on to attain his fourth career triple-double.

In the 2017to 2018 Season, Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. While he helped boost the team into the playoffs, he suffered from a right knee injury and had to undergo surgery.

Career Accomplishments:• Gold medalist, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games• 4-time NBA All-Star (2015–2018)• 2-time All-NBA Third Team (2017, 2018)• 4-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014–2016, 2018)• NBA Most Improved Player (2015)

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