Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat. After playing basketball for a year for Tyler Junior College, he transferred to Marquette College. He was sketched with the 30th overall pick in NBA Draft 2011 by Chicago Bulls. Nicknamed "Jimmy Buckets", Butler is a five-time NBA All-Star champion, three-time All-NBA Team winner and four-time NBA All-Defensive Team winner. In 2015, he was named the NBA's Most Progressive Player.
|Born||September 14, 1989, Houston, Texas|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in|
|Listed weight||230 lb|
|College||Tyler JC (2007–2008), Marquette (2008–2011)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30, Chicago Bulls|
NBA shooting guard/small forward who won the NBA's Most Improved Player title after a breakout season with the Chicago Bulls in 2014-15. He was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 and signed with the Philadelphia 76ers a year later. He joined the Miami Heat in 2019 and helped the team reach the NBA Finals in 2020.
After four seasons at Marquette University, he was picked 30th overall by the Bulls in 2011.
During his sophomore NBA season in 2012-2013, he nearly tripled his rookie season points per game total and continued to grow as Chicago gave him more playing time.
Jordan Leslie, his younger brother, was a football player at the University of Texas at El Paso.
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