Draymond Green latest NBA star to rave about Jimmy Butler’s style of leadership

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On Thursday, Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum clowned the haters who labeled Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler as a bad teammate.

Later, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green agreed with McCollum on Twitter, noting that the partnership between Butler and the Heat has been phenomenal.

Butler, 31, has been picking up a ton of praise lately.

After all, the Heat are one win away from reaching the NBA Finals. They hold a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Heat acquired Butler in a trade last offseason. He subsequently signed a four-year, $142 million contract with the franchise.

Prior to coming to Miami, Butler played with the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers. The veteran led all of those teams to the playoffs in different stints.

Yet, the bad teammate label followed him to Miami.

However, no one is talking about it now. Butler is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the 2020 playoffs.

The Heat take on the Celtics in Game 5 of their third-round series on Friday night.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.