Jimmy Butler Rumors

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Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler
Position: G
Born: 09/14/89
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $32,742,000
When the season began, more than 12 months ago, Butler was widely regarded as a perennial All-Star whose headstrong, confrontational ways made him a complicated fit in most N.B.A. locker rooms. A year later, after he led the Heat to the N.B.A. finals as a No. 5 seed and outdueled James twice in the championship series, Butler has the look (and commands the respect) of one of the league’s top 10 players. Will it last? Will the success and adulation change him? Or did we actually have it wrong about him all along? These are the sorts of questions Butler, 31, inspires now after a post-30, Steve Nash-ian breakthrough to elite status in his ninth season. “Believe me when I tell you that I do not care what people say about me,” Butler said. “I truly don’t care.”
Combine all that with the unmitigated manner in which Miami has embraced Butler, abrasive as he can sometimes be, and I’m not sure he needs the public’s validation. “I’m so comfortable with being myself — more than I’ve ever been,” Butler said before the finals. “Not saying I’ve ever not wanted to be myself, but now I know ‘myself’ is the right way.” “He’s such a likable guy,” Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He won’t want anybody to know that, I guess. He’s totally cool with the young guys growing — he’s not territorial about it at all. He’s just about winning. He understands that he needs guys with him. All the big winners get that.”
The foot injury will not require surgery, Dragic said. He’s expected to make a full recovery by simply resting it. “I love him to death. I wish I could play with him as a teammate for forever,” Heat All-Star wing Jimmy Butler said. “Because these are the moments that you cherish. He put his body on the line for me and the rest of our guys for this organization. That shows the type of player that he is and the type of person that he is. We go down swinging, I’m glad he was out there fighting with us.”
Storyline: Goran Dragic Injury