Jimmy Butler Admits He’d Be Willing to Finish His Career in Chicago

1 Min Read

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler dropped a surprising bomb during All-Star media availability on Saturday.

The veteran said he’d be open to finishing his career with the Chicago Bulls.

Butler, 30, was drafted by the Bulls with the final first-round pick in 2011.

Although Butler played with them for the first six seasons of his career, the Bulls shipped him to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 in an effort to rebuild. Towards the end of his tenure in Chicago, the hard-nosed star clashed with coaches and younger teammates.

The poor teammate label followed Butler in stops in Minnesota and Philadelphia.

Yet, he has been anything but a bad teammate in Miami. In fact, Heat players and coaches are constantly praising Butler for his superb leadership, example-setting and humility.

The 6-foot-7 forward is putting up 20.6 points, 6.8 boards and 6.1 assists per game this season. Due to his strong play and guidance, the Heat are off to one of their best starts in franchise history.

The Heat will be represented by Butler and Bam Adebayo during the 2020 All-Star Game on Sunday night.

Share This Article
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.