Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler (CHI) “Jimmy Buckets” jumpmab ig-logo 

(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


CHI Shooting Guard/Small Forward: 6’7, 220 lbs; 7th year, Marquette

NBA Role: two-way star DIFF. BREED

Jimmy G. Buckets: an unlikely two-way star for the Chicago Bulls – a seemingly overnight* transformation into franchise player in a few short years; 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 Chicago’s offense on the other end; Jimmy’s scoring has come a long way since being selected 30th overall back in 2011 – decent long-range shooter, lives at the FT line & has started mixing in midrange J’s off the dribble & via faceups; should pick up a few ‘post tricks’ from Dwyane Wade – w/ a muscular 6’7 frame, JB’s comfortable leaning on fades & turnarounds but could evolve into the rare SG/SF that carries an offense** 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; a classic UnderDOG story, Butler’s ascension has been nothing short of spectacular; CHI’s undisputed franchise player– can he lead CHI into contention?

*Jimmy avg. less than 3 minutes/night as a rook – he worked his way up the ladder (Rook-Summer League-Deng’s Understudy-2x All-Star), discovering how to play different roles in the process^

  • ^Jimmy…As ‘Fill-In, Versatile Defender’ • Butler’s second campaign saw a major breakthrough in playing time & opportunity. After Luol Deng (LAL) went down during the 2013 postseason, JB absorbed his minutes (quite, literally) and did stuff like this (remember this!?) 

**Jimmy’s a pseudo-point-forward in some of CHI’s sets as well – spends time w/ the second unit, initiates offense 

Signature Move: side step, jumper

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 88


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Career: 15.6 points/game, 4.8 rebounds/game, 45% FG

Olympic Gold Medalist (2016)

3x All-Star (’15-’17) starstarstar

Most Improved Player (2015)

Good friends w/ Academy Award nominee, Mark Wahlberg

More on “Jimmy Buckets”

  • ‘North Pole’ – (word to Tirico)
  • “I Think They Was In Philly” – A career-high 53 points in a comeback victory over the Sixers? Jimmy joyfully jumps (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2016):