On Wednesday, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra praised Butler’s work ethic in light of the compliant.
On NBA getting complaint on hotline about Butler dribbling in his room, Spoelstra said: "That's why I LOVE Jimmy. He has unparalleled work ethic, willing to do anything." Praises his discipline.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) July 15, 2020
The partnership between Butler and Spoelstra has been fantastic in the All-Star’s first season with the Heat.
The Heat acquired Butler in a trade last summer. The team had to part ways with Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson and a 2023 first-round draft pick to get a hold of him.
The veteran is averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 boards and 6.1 assists per game this season. The Heat are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
In addition to his amazing play, Butler has been a great leader within the organization. Multiple players have cited Butler’s presence as a reason for the team’s success this year.
The Heat resume their season on Aug. 1 against the Denver Nuggets.