JIMMY BUTLER (MIA)
SG • 6’8, 236 lbs; 9th year, Marquette
NBA ROLE: TWO-WAY SUPERSTAR
'Jimmy Buckets': an unlikely two-way star – a seemingly overnight* transformation into franchise player; an iron man w/ impeccable stamina, Butler is counted on to play upwards of 40 minutes/night, while shutting down the opposition’s top perimeter threat..while providing a nice chunk of his team's offense on the other end; Jimmy’s scoring has come a long way – good long-range shooter, is under complete control when driving the lane (lives at the FT line); polished midrange repertoire: relies on Js OTD & via faceups; w/ a muscular, 6’7 frame, JB’s comfortable leaning on fades & turnarounds: able to hit teammates and create opportunities w/ his back to the basket; extremely patient rim driver, uses his strength to get to the cup at will – takes his time before finishing; very good playmaker, takes care of the ball; went from UnderDOG to top-12 talent – Butler’s ascension has been nothing short of spectacular; traded to HEAT – #1 option, ALPHA role – will Jimmy lead Miami to playoff success?
*Jimmy avg. less than 3 minutes/night as a rook – worked his way up the ladder (Rook-Summer League-Luol Deng’s Understudy-4x All-Star), discovering how to play different roles in the process
DOUBLE CROSS --> TURNAROUND J
STEP BACK J
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Career: 16.7 points/game, 4.9 rebounds/game, 45% FG
2x All-NBA Third Team ('17-'18)
4x All-Star (’15-’18)
3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team ('14-'16, '18)
Olympic Gold Medalist (2016)
Most Improved Player (2015)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 89