Jimmy Butler will be a hall of fame player for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
As of late, the Minnesota Timberwolves have grown accustomed to a losing culture. They haven’t made it to the playoffs in 13 years, that being the longest playoff drought of active teams in the NBA.
Jimmy Butler is a winner. In the past three seasons of his career, he finished the season as one of the top 20 players for win shares. He even was third in win shares this past season with 13.8, his best since he was sixth during his 2014-15 campaign.
Butler has shown consistently that he can do what it takes to bring his team to victory but will he be able to do that with Minnesota? The answer to that question is yes.
Butler has been a member of a few mediocre Chicago Bulls teams and now has the chance to turn Minnesota into a legit contender.
It is rare when a team’s best offensive player is their best defensive player. He is that type of guy.
Minnesota now has a player who is able to take the challenge every night. He has the ability to go out and defend the best perimeter player on the other team while being the main focus of the offense as well.
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Butler is coming off the best season of his career and doesn’t seem as if he’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
He posted career-high averages across the board with 23.9 points 5.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.
The most interesting part is Butler is only 27. He’s at that age of where he’s playing in his prime and Minnesota could possibly be the best situation for his career.
He now has the opportunity to lead a team with young talents such as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Not only will he lead but he also has the opportunity to show those young guys how it feels to be a winner.
We’ve seen countless times that Butler is able to have special nights on the offensive side of the floor. We also know that he is one of the better defenders in the NBA as well.
Jimmy Butler will change the recent losing culture in Minnesota and turn around the franchise. There is a legitimate chance that Jimmy Butler will go down as a Hall Of Famer for the Minnesota Timberwolves.