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Miami Heat | #22 | Forward

Jimmy

Butler

PPG

21.2

RPG

7.1

APG

7.2

PIE

18.7

6'7" | 230lb | 31 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls…signed a multi-year contract extension with Chicago on July 9, 2015…traded by Chicago to Minnesota along with the draft rights to Justin Patton on June 22, 2017 in exchange for Zach Levine, Kris Dunn and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen…traded by Minnesota to Philadelphia with Justin Patton on Nov. 12, 2018 in exchange for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 second-round draft pick…was acquired by the HEAT from Philadelphia in a four-team trade on July 6, 2019 which saw Miami also receive Meyers Leonard from Portland and cash considerations from the L.A. Clippers, Portland receive Hassan Whiteside from Miami, Philadelphia receive Josh Richardson from Miami and the Clippers receive Moe Harkless from the Trail Blazers, the draft rights to Mathias Lessort from the 76ers and a conditionally protected future first-round pick from the HEAT.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Has appeared in 523 games (418 starts) during his eight-year NBA career and has averaged 16.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.57 steals and 32.9 minutes while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor, 34.1 percent from behind the arc and 83.5 percent from the foul line…has missed 90 games due to injury/illness/rest, 24 games as a DNP-CD, one due to personal reasons and one before reporting after being traded…is a two-time All-NBA performer and a four-time All-Defensive Team selection…captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award once (2014-15)…is a four-time NBA All-Star…is a four-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week, a one-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month and a one-time recipient of the NBA’s monthly Community Assist Award…has scored in double figures on 392 occasions with 204 games of at least 20 points, 46 games with at least 30 points, eight games with 40-or-more points and two 50-point performances…his longest streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games is 51 (Nov. 17, 2017-Oct. 24, 2018)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 33 occasions and has handed out double-figure assists on 17 occasions…has posted 44 double-doubles and four triple-doubles…his longest streak of consecutive games with a double-double is four (Mar. 21-26, 2017)…has 119 multi-trey games…his longest streak of consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is eight, three times (last: Jan. 27-Feb. 11, 2018)…his career high for consecutive free throws made is 38 (Mar. 17-Apr. 3, 2019)…his longest streak of consecutive starts is 258 (Mar. 24, 2013-Jan. 25, 2017)…enters the 2019-20 season having started his last 154 games…has recorded 244 multi-steal games and 52 multi-block games…has appeared in 55 NBA postseason games (52 starts) and has averaged 17.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.49 steals and 37.2 minutes while shooting 43.6 percent from the floor, 35 percent from three-point range and 82.9 percent from the foul line…has not missed any postseason games due to injury but has been a DNP-CD on three occasions…has scored in double figures 44 times in postseason play, including 21 games with at least 20 points and six 30-point outings…his longest streak of consecutive postseason games scoring in double figures is 25 (Apr. 25, 2014-Apr. 23, 2018)…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times in postseason play and has recorded four double-doubles.

2018-19 SEASON:

Split the season between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers…started all 65 games in which he appeared and averaged 18.7 points (.462 FG%, .855 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.89 steals and 33.6 minutes…missed a total of 16 games, 11 due to injuries, four due to rest and one (Nov. 12) while in route after being traded…sat out two games (Dec. 12-14) with a groin strain, two (Jan. 2-5) with an upper respiratory infection, three with a sprained right wrist (Jan. 21-26) and four (Apr. 1, 4-6, 10) with back tightness…ranked among NBA leaders in steals per game (5th), steals per turnover (7th), deflections (9th), minutes per game (27th), free throw percentage (28th) and scoring average (35th)…scored in double figures on 57 occasions, including 32 games with at least 20 points and six 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds three times and posted three double-doubles…averaged 18.2 points (.461 FG%, .868 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.80 steals and 33.2 minutes in 55 games with the 76ers…topped the 76ers in points nine times, in steals a team-high 29 times, in blocks 13 times, in assists 11 times and in rebounds twice…averaged 21.3 points (.471 FG%, .787 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.40 steals, 1.00 blocks and 36.1 minutes in 10 games with Minnesota…topped the Timberwolves in scoring four times and in assists three times…made a career-high 38 consecutive free throws from Mar. 17-Apr. 3…tied his career high with six steals on Oct. 24 at Toronto…hit a career-high six three-point field goals on Oct. 29 against the Lakers…scored his 8,000th career point on Dec. 16 at Cleveland…appeared in his 500th career game on Feb. 5 vs. Toronto…made his 400th career start on Feb. 21 vs. Miami…Season Highs: 38 points (twice), 13 rebounds (at Minnesota, Mar. 30), nine assists (at Charlotte, Mar. 19), six steals (at Toronto, Oct. 24), two blocks (eight times) and 43:22 minutes (at Boston, Dec. 25).

2017-18 SEASON:

Started all 59 games for the Timberwolves in which he appeared and averaged 22.2 points (.474 FG%, .854 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.97 steals and 36.7 minutes…missed a total of 23 games due to injury…missed 17 games (Feb. 24-Apr. 5) after undergoing surgery on Feb. 25 to repair a meniscal injury in his right knee which occurred Feb. 23 at Houston, sat out four games (Jan. 20-25) with right knee soreness and two (Oct. 24-25) due to illness…named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team and Third Team All-NBA…selected to his fourth consecutive All-Star Game, but did not play due to injury…set a single-season career high in field goal percentage…ranked among NBA leaders in minutes per game (3rd), steals per game (4th), steals per turnover (10th), scoring average (15th), free throw percentage (25th) and assists per game (29th)…led the team in scoring average, free throws made and attempted, steals, steals per game and minutes per game…topped the Timberwolves in points 28 times, in assists 19 times and in rebounds once…scored in double figures 57 times, including 38 games with at least 20 points and 11 games with at least 30 points…handed out double-figure assists twice and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…tallied three double-doubles…grabbed his 2,000th career rebound on Nov. 20 at Charlotte…set a club record by scoring 12 of his season-high 39 points in overtime on Dec. 27 vs. Denver…attempted a career-high 33 field goal attempts on Dec. 12 vs. Philadelphia, tying the franchise single-game record…Season Highs: 39 points (vs. Denver, Dec. 27), 10 rebounds (vs. Detroit, Nov. 19), 10 assists (twice), five steals (three times), three blocks (vs. L.A. Lakers, Feb. 15) and 46:28 minutes (at Cleveland, Feb. 7).

2016-17 SEASON:

Appeared in 76 games (75 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 23.9 points (.455 FG%, .865 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.88 steals and 37.0 minutes…missed a total of six games due to injury, four games (Feb. 3-8, 12) due to a right heel contusion and two (Jan. 10-12) due to illness…earned All-NBA Third Team honors…was selected an Eastern Conference starter for the All-Star Game for the first time in his career…was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week…captured the NBA’s Community Assist Award in April…was a finalist for the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award…set single-season career highs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals and starts…ranked among NBA leaders in minutes per game (4th), steals per game (5th), scoring average (14th), steals per turnover (17th), free throw percentage (20th) and assists per game (25th)…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, steals and minutes and finished second in three-point field goals made and attempted, offensive and total rebounds and starts…scored in double figures a career-high 71 times, including a career-high 55 games with at least 20 points, a career-high 15 games with at least 30 points, a career-high five games with at least 40 points and one 50-point performance…scored at least 20 points in a career-high 15 consecutive games from Nov. 7-Dec. 6…grabbed double-figure rebounds nine times and handed out double-figure assists eight times, both establishing career highs…had a career-high 15 double-doubles and a pair of triple-doubles…recorded a double-double in a career-high four consecutive games from Mar. 21-26…had triple-doubles on Feb. 25 at Cleveland and Apr.6 at Philadelphia…scored his 5,000th career point on Dec. 13 vs. Minnesota…handed out a career-high 14 assists on Mar. 26 at Milwaukee…matched his career high for free throws made (21) on Jan. 2 vs. Charlotte…tied his career high with six steals on Nov. 9 at Atlanta…recorded his 1,000th career assist on Jan. 7 vs. Toronto…Season Highs: 52 points (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 2), 14 assists (at Milwaukee, Mar. 26), 12 rebounds (three times), six steals (at Atlanta, Nov. 9), two blocks (10 times) and 44:13 minutes (vs. Toronto, Jan. 7).

2015-16 SEASON:

Started all 67 games in which he appeared in with the Bulls and averaged 20.9 points (.454 FG%, .832 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.64 steals and 36.9 minutes…missed one game (Feb. 3) due to left knee tendinitis and 14 games (Feb. 6-Mar. 2 and Mar. 7-10) due to a left knee strain…was selected to his second All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference but did not play due to injury…recorded a single-season career high in blocks…ranked among NBA leaders in minutes per game (3rd), scoring average (16th), steals per game (18th), steals per turnover (19th), assists per game (25th) and free throw percentage (39th)…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made, free throws made and attempted, assists, steals and minutes…topped the Bulls in scoring a team-high 31 times, in assists a team-high 29 times, in rebounds three times and in minutes a team-high 55 times…scored in double figures 62 times, including 36 games with at least 20 points, seven games with at least 30 points, three games with at least 40 points and one 50-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds six times and handed out double-figure assists six times…posted 10 double-doubles and two triple-doubles…recorded career highs in both defensive (12) and total (17) rebounds on Apr. 2 vs. Detroit and also added 28 points and a season-high 12 assists to record his first career triple-double…also recorded a triple-double on Apr. 13 in the season finale vs. Philadelphia…scored his 3,000th career point on Oct. 27 vs. Cleveland…scored a career-high 53 points on Jan. 14 at Philadelphia while setting career highs in both free throws made (21) and attempted (25) and becoming the first Bull since Michael Jordan in 1996 to score 53 points in a game…Season Highs: 53 points (at Philadelphia, Jan. 14), 17 rebounds (vs. Detroit, Apr. 2), 12 assists (vs. Detroit, Apr. 2), five steals (vs. Sacramento, Mar. 21), two blocks (10 times) and 55:33 minutes (vs. Detroit, Dec. 18).

2014-15 SEASON:

Started all 65 games in which he saw action for Chicago and averaged 20.0 points (.462 FG%, .834 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.75 steals and 38.7 minutes…missed a total of 16 games due to injury/illness and one (Jan. 3) while on bereavement leave…sat out two games (Oct. 29-31) with a left thumb sprain, one game (Jan. 27) due to illness, one game (Feb. 12) with a right shoulder strain, 11 games (Mar. 3-21) with a left elbow sprain and one game (Apr. 9) with a leg calf injury…captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award…was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve for the Eastern Conference…led the NBA in minutes per game and ranked among the leaders in steals per turnover (4th), steals per game (11th), scoring average (15th) and free throw percentage (33rd)…led the Bulls in scoring average, free throws made and attempted, free throw percentage, steals and minutes per game…topped the Bulls in scoring a team-high 29 times, in assists 16 times, in rebounds four times and in minutes 58 times…scored in double figures on 60 occasions, including 34 games with at least 20 points and seven games with 30-or-more points…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and handed out double-figure assists once…posted four double-doubles…recorded a career-high six steals on Jan. 16 at Boston and Feb. 8 at Orlando…had a career-high five blocks on Dec. 22 vs. Toronto…grabbed his 1,000th career rebound on Feb. 10 vs. Sacramento…Season Highs: 35 points (twice), 12 rebounds (vs. Minnesota, Feb. 27), 10 assists (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 10), six steals (twice), five blocks (vs. Toronto, Dec. 22) and 49:00 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Jan. 29).

2013-14 SEASON:

Started all 67 games in which he appeared for Chicago and averaged 13.1 points (.397 FG%, .769 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.90 steals and 38.7 minutes…sat out a total of 15 games due to injury…missed 11 games (Nov. 21-Dec. 11) with a right toe injury, one game (Dec. 21) with a right ankle injury, one game (Jan. 11) with a left thigh injury and two games (Feb. 23-25) with a rib injury…was chosen to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team…set a single-season career high in minutes per game…ranked among NBA leaders in minutes per game (2nd), steals per game (4th) and steals per turnover (4th)…led the Bulls in free throws made and attempted, steals and minutes per game…topped the Bulls in minutes a team-high 42 times, in scoring seven times and in assists on four occasions…scored in double figures 54 times, including five 20-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds on five occasions and posted five double-doubles…set a career high and franchise-record in minutes played (60:20) on Jan. 15 at Orlando…Season Highs: 26 points (at Memphis, Dec. 30), 13 rebounds (vs. Atlanta, Feb. 11), nine assists (at Washington, Apr. 5), five steals (four times), three blocks (twice) and 60:20 minutes (at Orlando, Jan. 15).

2012-13 SEASON:

Appeared in all 82 games (20 starts) for the Bulls and averaged 8.6 points (.467 FG%, .803 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.95 steals and 26.0 minutes…set single-season career highs in games played, three-point field goal percentage and offensive rebounds…topped the Bulls in scoring five times and in rebounds once…scored in double figures 29 times, including four games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds five times and posted four double-doubles…made his first NBA start on Jan. 19 vs. Memphis…Season Highs: 28 points (vs. Toronto, Apr. 9), 14 rebounds (vs. New York, Apr. 11), five assists (twice), five steals (vs. Detroit, Mar. 31), three blocks (vs. New York, Apr. 11) and 50:17 minutes (vs. New York, Apr. 11).

2011-12 SEASON:

Came off the bench in all 42 games in which he appeared for the Bulls and averaged 2.6 points (.405 FG%, .768 FT%), 1.3 rebounds and 8.5 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 24 occasions…scored in double figures twice…made his NBA debut on Jan. 1 vs. Memphis…Season Highs: 12 points (twice), five rebounds (twice), two assists (four times), two steals (twice), two blocks (at Cleveland, Jan. 20) and 28:56 minutes (vs. New York, Mar. 12).

NBA PLAYOFFS:

2019: Started all 12 games for the 76ers and averaged 19.4 points (.451 FG%, .875 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.50 steals and 35.1 minutes…scored in double figures 10 times, including six games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point games…grabbed double-figure rebounds twice and posted a pair of double-doubles…averaged 15.8 points (.467 FG%, .870 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.00 steals and 31.4 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Brooklyn…recorded postseason career highs in both points (36) and offensive rebounds (6) in Game 1 vs. Brooklyn on Apr. 13…averaged 22.0 points (.443 FG%, .878 FT%), 6.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.14 steals and 37.7 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Toronto…led the 76ers in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, offensive rebounds and assists and ranked second in free throws made and attempted and steals against the Raptors…had his first postseason 30-10-5 game with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Game 2 at Toronto on Apr. 29…tied his postseason career high with nine assists in Game 3 vs. Toronto on May 2…2018: Started all five games for the Timberwolves in their Opening Round series vs. Houston and averaged 15.8 points (.444 FG%, .833 FT%), 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 34.1 minutes…led the Timberwolves in three-point field goals made and tied for the team high in points, scoring average and minutes…finished second on the team in free throws made, assists and steals…scored in double figures four times, including one 20-point game…2017: Started all six games in Chicago’s Opening Round series vs. Boston and averaged 22.7 points (.426 FG%, .809 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.67 steals and 39.8 minutes…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals and minutes…scored in double figures in all six games, including four games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…his 7.3 rpg average marks his high in a playoff series…recorded postseason career highs in assists (9) and both free throws made (19) and attempted (23) in Game 4 on Apr. 23…2015: Started all 12 games for the Bulls and averaged 22.9 points (.441 FG%, .819 FT%), 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.42 steals and 42.2 minutes…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, steals and minutes…scored in double figures in all 12 games, including nine games with at least 20 points and a pair of 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…averaged 24.8 points (.476 FG%, .791 FT%), 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.50 steals and 42.1 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Milwaukee…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, steals and minutes in the Opening Round…his 24.8 ppg scoring average vs. Milwaukee marks his high in a playoff series…averaged 21.0 points (.407 FG%, .862 FT%), 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.33 steals and 42.3 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Cleveland…led the Bulls in three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, steals and minutes against the Cavs and ranked second in points, scoring average, total rebounds and assists…2014: Started all five games in Chicago’s Opening Round series vs. Washington and averaged 13.6 points (.386 FG%, .783 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.40 steals and 43.5 minutes…led the Bulls in minutes and steals and ranked second in points, scoring average and free throws made and attempted…scored in double figures four times…2013: Started all 12 games for the Bulls and averaged 13.3 points (.435 FG%, .818 FT%), 5.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.25 steals and 40.8 minutes…led the Bulls in free throws made and attempted, minutes and steals…scored in double figures eight times, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds once and posted one double-double…played all 48 minutes in a game five times, including three straight games from May 2-6…averaged 11.7 points (.439 FG%, .735 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.00 steals and 38.4 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Brooklyn…made his first career postseason start at Brooklyn on Apr. 20 in Game 1…averaged 15.6 points (.431 FG%, .952 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.60 steals and 44.2 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Miami…led the Bulls in points, scoring average, free throw percentage and steals vs. Miami…his 44.2 mpg and 95.2 percent free throw accuracy mark his highs in a postseason series…set postseason single-game highs in both defensive (12) and total (14) rebounds in Game 1 at Miami on May 6…2012: Appeared in three games in Chicago’s Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and was scoreless in 4:07 minutes of action…did not miss any games due to injury but was a DNP-CD on three occasions…made his NBA postseason debut on May 4 in Game 3 at Philadelphia.

INTERNATIONAL:

Was a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team that went 8-0 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to capture a third-straight Olympic gold medal…averaged 5.6 points (.342 FG%, .944 FT%), 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists…was a member of the USA National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record…averaged 4.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and tied for the team high with 1.6 steals per game…was named a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team on June 27, 2016…was named to the USA Basketball National Team on Aug. 6, 2015…selected as a member of the 2014 USA Select Team, but was unable to participate because of an injury.

HONORS:

2017-18: Named NBA All-Defensive Second Team…voted Third Team All-NBA…selected a Western Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, but did not play due to injury…2016-17: Voted Third Team All-NBA…started for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in New Orleans…was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 20, Jan. 8 and Apr. 2)…received the NBA’s Community Assist Award for April…captured an Olympic gold medal as a member of the U.S. National Team…2015-16: Captured the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award…selected an Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in Toronto, but did not play due to injury…2014-15: Selected an Eastern Conference reserve for the All-Star Game in New York…led the NBA in minutes played…2013-14: Selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.

BEFORE NBA

Played three years at Marquette and one at Tyler Junior College…appeared in all 106 games (69 starts) for the Golden Eagles from 2008-11 and averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.08 steals and 29.6 minutes while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from three-point range and 77.3 percent from the foul line…finished his career among MU’s all-time leaders in free throws made (3rd) and attempted (4th), rebounds (29th) and points (32nd)…was a two-time All-Big East Honorable Mention selection…served as a co-captain each of his last two seasons…averaged 15.7 points (.490 FG%, .783 FT%), 6.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.43 steals and 34.6 minutes in 37 games (35 starts) during his senior season at Marquette while becoming the 42nd player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau…as a junior he received Marquette’s Most Improved Player Award after averaging 14.7 points (.530 FG%, .766 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.32 steals and 34.3 minutes in 34 games…received MU’s Super Sub Award his first year after averaging 5.6 points (.514 FG%, .768 FT%), 3.9 rebounds and 19.6 minutes in 35 games…was an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America selection and named First Team All-Region at Tyler Junior College in 2007-08 after averaging 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists…helped lead the Apaches to a 25-4 record, a No. 10 ranking in the country and their first outright league title in 21 seasons...finished third in the league in scoring.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Jimmy Butler III…majored in Communication Studies at Marquette…had his uniform number (#33) retired at Tyler Junior College on Sept. 8, 2018, in addition he was given an honorary degree from Tyler Junior College, had the lobby at TJC’s Wagstaff Gymnasium named after him and was inducted into the Tyler Junior College Circle of Honor…Tyler city councilman John Nix also declared Sept. 8, 2018 as “Jimmy Butler Day” in Tyler and presented him a key to the city…had his high school number (#1) retired on Feb. 2, 2017…was a two-year letter winner at Tomball High School and earned first-team all-district honors his senior year after averaging 19.9 points and 8.7 rebounds…wears size 14 sneakers.