Miami Heat: Which is the best version of Jimmy Butler?

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts while talking with referee Mark Ayotte (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat reacts while talking with referee Mark Ayotte (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat laughs with Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

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Miami Heat fans and those of other allegiances, yep, you guessed it! This is the best version of Jimmy Butler and it’s not just because he plays in Miami. From every perspective, he is at his absolute peak.

When you look at his 20.2 points per game, his 6.6 rebounds, his 6.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per contest, they are among the best sets of collective averages of his career. His scoring is only bested by his time in Minnesota, while his rebounding and assisting are career highs by far. His steal numbers aren’t the highest of his career, but at 1.7 per game, they are close enough to his career-high average of two per contest that we won’t complain.

When you look at it from a leadership and ability to lead standpoint, he is the unquestioned leader of this team. Whether you look at how the team responded to the crack of dawn workouts or the fact that he made sure everyone involved with this Miami Heat team had a hoop to get shots up on recently during our current world scenario, he has led this team in every way, especially with his play on the court.

Lastly is the fit. It’s simply like a hand in glove. It wouldn’t seem that way at first glance, but consider this.

When you think about Miami, most people think about the glitz and glamour of South Beach. However, there’s another side of Miami, the one that Udonis Haslem constantly reminds us all of.

That is the hard-working, grind it out, doing whatever it takes version that reflects so much through this Miami Heat organization and subsequently, Jimmy Butler as well. That was the case before he ever had a locker in American Airlines Arena though.

That is why this version is the best. His production is at a balanced and consistent peak. He is able to be the player and person that he wants to be.

He fits the organization and the organization fits him. But lastly and most importantly, it’s working. Most people thought that Jimmy Butler wasn’t a winning move or wasn’t enough to win in Miami alone.

This Miami Heat team has quieted a lot of that noise thus far this season. Have we mentioned that we miss the season and that we would really love to see it return? For the obviously selfish aforementioned reasons, of course.

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In any event, this is why the Miami Heat are getting the best version of Jimmy Butler. We just need to season to begin again now to keep on getting it.