Jimmy Butler

#23GAll Star

Jimmy

Butler

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2017 - 18 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
POSTSEASON 30.5 41.2 50 100 12 4.5 2.5 0
CAREER STATS 32.8 45.2 33.9 83.2 16.4 4.9 3.4 0.4

HEIGHT

6 ft8 in

/ 2.03m

WEIGHT

236 lbs

/ 107.0kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0041700142 min hou recap game 2

Chris Paul puts up 27 points and dishes out eight assists as the Rockets defeat the Timberwolves and take a 2-0 series lead with the 102-82 win.

0041700141 MIN HOU Game1 Postgame Rockets Harden

James Harden scores 44 points and poweres a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Rockets to outlast the Timberwolves 104-101 Sunday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

0041700141 MIN HOU GAME 1 RECAP

James Harden went off for 44 points and eight assists and Clint Capela added another 24 as the Rockets beat the Timberwolves in Game 1.

0021701225 DEN MIN RECAP

The Timberwolves prevail against the Nuggets in a 112-106 overtime victory and end a 14-year playoff drought behind 31 points from Jimmy Butler and 26 points and 14 rebounds from Karl-Anthony Towns.

0021701225_Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler Top Plays vs. Denver Nuggets

0021701225_Jimmy Butler (31 points) Highlights vs. Denver Nuggets

0021701225 - Jimmy Butler - Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - 2-pointer - OT

0021701225 - Jimmy Butler - Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Missed Shot - 4Q

0021701225 - Jimmy Butler - Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Assist - 3Q

0021701225 - Jimmy Butler - Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Dunk - 2Q

0021701225 - Jimmy Butler - Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves - Assist - 2Q

0021701209 MEM MIN RECAP

Karl-Anthony Towns and Jeff Teague combine for 48 points as the Timberwolves keep their playoff hopes alive with a 113-94 win over the Grizzlies.

0021701209 MEM MIN ROSE 3 Q2

Jimmy Butler passes to Derrick Rose in the corner and Rose rises up and splashes a three-pointer.

0021701209 MEM MIN TOWNS DUNK Q2

Jimmy Butler passes to Karl-Anthony Towns for a dunk underneath the basket.

0021701190 MIN LAL RECAP

Jeff Teague scores a game-high 25 points as the Timberwolves get the win over the Lakers, 113-96.

0021701190 MIN LAL Butler Oop Q3

Jeff Teague throws it up to Jimmy Butler for the alley-oop and-one bucket.

20180313 gametime timberwolves wizards pregame analysis

Before the Timberwolves take on the Wizards, the GameTime crew discuss how the Wizards' play has changed in John Wall's absence and how the Wolves' play in Jimmy Butler's absence.

20180224 Gametime Jimmy Butler Injury Update

Jon Krawczinksi of The Athletic joins GameTime to speak to Jimmy Butler's meniscus tear in his right knee, ruling him out indefinitely.

0021700877 MIN HOU RECAP

James Harden leads all scoring with 31 points as the Rockets get the win over the Timberwolves, 120-102.

20180215 Top 5

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PLAYER BIO

Professional History

2015-16 (CHICAGO):
Appeared in 67 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 20.9 ppg (T-16th in the NBA), 5.3 rpg, 4.8 apg and 1.64 spg in 36.9 mpg (3rd) … shot .454 from the field, .312 from behind the arc and .832 from the line … led the team in scoring a team-high 31 times, in assists a team-high 29 times, in boards three times and in minutes a team-high 55 times … scored 10+ points 62 times, including 36 games with 20+ points and seven games with 30+ points … earned his second NBA All-Star bid as a reserve on the East squad but did not play due to injury … recorded second career triple-double vs. PHI (4/13) (10 pts/12 reb/10 ast) … notched first career triple-double vs. DET (4/2) with 28 points, career-high 17 rebounds and career-high 12 assists … finished with a career-best 53 points and 21 FTM at PHI (1/14) - first Bull to score 53 in a game since Michael Jordan in 1996 … dished 10 assists vs. BOS (1/7) after also posting 10 dimes on 1/5 vs. MIL – the first time in his career he’s had back-to-back games with 10+ assists … also the second time in his career posting back-to-back double-doubles (19 pts/10 ast vs. BOS 1/7 and 32 pts/10 ast vs. MIL 1/5) … scored 40 of his 42 points at TOR on 1/3 in the second half, surpassing Michael Jordan’s Bulls record for most points in a half (39 on 2/16/89); his 15 FGM in that game were a career high (tied on 1/14 at PHI) … scored 43 points on 12/18 vs. DET (4OT) … had a streak of 27 FTM from his final time at the line at GSW (11/20) to 11/2 vs. DEN … set a career high for first-quarter scoring on 11/5 vs. OKC with 21 points … his .818 FG% (9-for-11) at BKN (10/28) was the second-highest of his career when attempting at least 10 shots (10-for-12 on 4/9/13) … hit his 1,000th career field goal on 11/3 at CHA … streak of 10 games with 4+ assists from 12/19 at NYK to 1/7 vs. BOS was the longest of his career … streak of 44 games with at least 1 steal from 3/28/15 to 1/11/16 was the longest of his career (prev. 27) and is the second-longest for the Bulls in the last 30 years … played in his 300th career game on 1/25 vs. MIA … missed 13 games due to a left knee strain from 2/6 to 3/2, and 3/7 to 3/10 … played on 3/5 vs. HOU during that stretch and finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds … had 10 double-doubles this season (including two triple-doubles) – surpassed his previous season-high of five in 2013-14.

CAREER:
In five NBA seasons, has played in 323 games (219 starts) and has averaged 13.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.36 spg and 31.2 mpg, and shot .445 from the field, .327 from three and .812 from the free throw line … has also played in 32 playoff games (29 starts) and averaged 15.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 spg, 0.5 bpg, 38.1 mpg and shot .431 from the field, .380 from downtown and .813 from the line.

2014-15 (CHICAGO):
Appeared in 65 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 20.0 ppg (15th in the NBA), 5.8 rpg, 3.3 apg and 1.75 spg (10th) in 38.7 mpg (1st) … shot .462 from the field, .378 from behind the arc and .834 from the line … led the team in scoring a team-high 29 times, in assists 16 times, in boards four times and in minutes 58 times … he scored 10+ points 60 times, including 34 games with at least 20 points and seven games with 30+ points … posted four double-doubles … recorded career highs in rebounds, 3P% and free-throw shooting … earned his first NBA All-Star bid as a reserve on the East squad; he finished with 6 points, 2 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist in 9:13 on All-Star Sunday in New York … posted 28 points and a season-high 12 boards vs. MIN (2/27) … scored 30 points to go along with 5 boards and 5 assists at DET (2/20) … posted 20 points, 5 rebounds and a career-high-tying 6 steals at ORL (2/8) … tied his then-career high with 35 points (9-17 FG, 16-18 FT) and added 7 boards and 3 steals at LAL (1/29) … scored 22 points and added a career-best 6 steals at BOS (1/16) … dished out a then-career-high 10 assists vs. MIL (1/10) … posted 33 points and 5 boards vs. NOP (12/27) … scored a then-career-high 35 points on 11 field goals vs. NYK (12/19) … missed a total of 17 games (two games with a left thumb sprain: 10/29-31; one game on bereavement leave: 1/3; one game due to illness: 1/27; one game with a right shoulder strain: 2/12; 11 games with a left elbow sprain; one game with a left calf injury: 4/9) … spent 15 games on the team’s Inactive List. 2015 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 12 games (all starts) and averaged 22.9 ppg on .441 shooting, 5.6 rpg, 3.2 apg and 2.4 spg in 42.2 mpg ... shot .389 from 3-point land and .819 from the foul line … recorded a postseason career-high 33 points at MIL (4/25) … tallied a postseason career-high 5 steals vs. CLE (5/8) … scored 31 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in Game 2 vs. MIL (4/20) … logged a double-double (20 pts/10 reb with 6 ast) in Game 1 at CLE (5/4) … finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds in Game 5 at CLE (5/12) … scored 20+ points in nine contests and 30+ points twice in the playoffs.

2013-14 (CHICAGO):
Played in 67 games (all starts) and posted 13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.90 spg (4th in the NBA) and a career-high 38.7 mpg (1st in the NBA) … shot .397 from the field, .283 from behind the arc and .769 from the line … scored in double digits 54 times, including six games with 20+ points … led the Bulls in minutes a team-high 42 times, in scoring seven times and in assists four times … posted five games with 10+ rebounds and five doubles-doubles … tallied 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and tied a then-career-high with 5 steals in 47:55 at CHA (4/16) … tallied his fifth double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, also posted a team-high 4 steals vs. MIA (3/9) … notched his third double-double of the season with 12 points and a season-high 13 boards vs. ATL (2/11) … set a franchise record when he played 60:20 in triple-overtime game at ORL (1/15) and finished with 21 points, 7 boards and a then-career-high tying 6 assists … scored a season-high 26 points (12-14 FT) at MEM (12/30) … tallied his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 boards vs. NYK (10/31) … posted 20 points and a then-career-high-tying 5 steals at MIA (10/29) … missed 11 games (11/21-12/11) with a right toe injury, one game (12/21) with a right ankle injury, one game (1/11) with a left thigh injury and two games (2/23-25) with a rib injury … appeared on Chicago’s Inactive List six times due to injury. 2014 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in five games (all starts) and posted 13.6 ppg on .386 shooting, 5.2 rpg, 2.2 apg and 1.20 spg in 43.5 mpg.

2012-13 (CHICAGO):
Appeared in all 82 games (20 starts) and averaged 8.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg and 0.95 spg in 26.0 mpg, and shot .467 from the field, .381 from beyond the arc and .803 from the line … in 20 starts, averaged 14.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, and 1.80 spg in 43.2 mpg, and shot .457 from the field, .458 from 3-point territory and .776 from the stripe ... in 41 games after the season’s halfway point, he averaged 11.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg and 1.30 spg in 32.7 mpg, and shot .458 from the field, .425 from three and .773 from the free-throw line ... scored in double-digits 29 times, including four games with 20+ points ... had five games with double-digit rebounds and three double-doubles ... led the Bulls in scoring five times and in rebounding once ... scored a then-career-high 28 points (10-12 FG, 3-3 3FG, 5-6 FT) vs. TOR (4/9) ... recorded his first career 20/10 game with 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds against NYK (4/11) ... scored 16 points and had a then-career-high 5 steals against DET (3/31) ... had his first career 20+ point game with 20 at IND (3/3) ... made his first career start against MEM (1/19) and scored 18 points with 8 rebounds. 2013 PLAYOFFS: Started all 12 games and averaged 13.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.25 spg, 0.50 bpg, 40.8 mpg, .435 from the field, .405 from behind the arc and .818 from the stripe … played in 48:00 in five games, including three straight (5/2-5/6) … recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists in 48:00 in Chicago’s Game 1 win in the Conference Semifinals at MIA (5/6).

2011-12 (CHICAGO):
Appeared in 42 games and averaged 2.6 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 8.5 mpg, and shot .405 from the field and .768 from the line … tied his season high with 12 points and added 4 boards and 2 assists in 28:35 vs. CLE (4/26) … scored a season-high 12 points (3-3 FG, 6-6 FT) and grabbed 3 rebounds in 12:00 at ATL (1/7) … tallied 2 points and 2 rebounds in his NBA debut vs. MEM (1/1) … recorded 23 DNP-CD’s. 2012 PLAYOFFS: Played a total of 3 minutes in three playoff games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (30th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 NBA Draft (6/23/11) … re-signed with the Bulls on a multi-year contract extension (7/9/15).

College History

COLLEGE CAREER:
A three-year letterwinner at Marquette, he played in 106 games (69 starts) for the Golden Eagles and averaged 12.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.08 spg … for his career, he shot .508 from the field, .383 from behind the arc and .773 from the line … was a two-time All-Big East Honorable Mention selection … he left Marquette as one of 19 players in school history to post at least 1,000 points (1,277) and 500 rebounds (579) … prior to his arrival at Marquette, he earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors at Tyler (Texas) Junior College in 2007-08 … he was a first-team all-region selection and he guided the team to its first outright league title in 21 years. 2010-11: During his senior season at Marquette, became the 42nd player in school history to score 1,000 career points when he made his first basket of the night vs. Connecticut (1/25/11) en route to 21 points and 8 rebounds … appeared in 37 games (35 starts) and averaged 15.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.43 spg, 34.6 mpg and shot .490 from the field, .383 from 3-point range and .783 from the stripe. 2009-10: Named MU’s Most Improved Player … made 34 appearances (all starts), and posted averages of 14.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.32 spg, 34.3 mpg and shot .530 from the floor, .500 from downtown and .766 from the line. 2008-09: In 35 appearances off of the bench, posted 5.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 19.6 mpg and shot .514 from the field and .768 from the free throw line … he also earned MU’s “Super Sub” Award following his first season on campus at Marquette. 2007-08: As a freshman at Tyler Junior College, he averaged 18.1 ppg (third in the league), 7.7 rpg, 3.1 apg and shot .548 from the field and .422 from behind the arc … he helped lead the Apaches to a record of 25-4 and a national ranking of 10th in the country (NJCAA) in 2007-08.

Personal

Full name is Jimmy Butler III … majored in Communication Studies … was a two-year letterwinner at Tomball High School and earned first-team all district his senior season when he averaged 19.9 ppg and 8.7 rpg.

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2017 59GP 2164MIN 437FGM 921FGA 47.4FG% 703PM 2003PA 353P% 363FTM 425FTA 85.4FT% 79OREB 235DREB 314REB 288AST 108TOV 116STL 24BLK 78PF 3DD2 0TD3 1307PTS 363+/-
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2017MIN59592164130743792147.4702003536342585.4792353142881162410878363
2016CHI767528081816570125245.59124836.758567686.512934147041714332159112205
2015CHI676724731399470103545.46420531.239547583.27927935832111043132124-12
2014CHI65652513130142191246.27319337.838646383.41142653792121143693108238
2013CHI6767259087827569339.76824028.326033876.98724333017512736102106189
2012CHI8220213370523951246.74010538.118723380.31361923281157831629755
2011CHI420359109327940.521118.2435676.823335614115142080

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