Miami Heat: ‘Jimmy Butler The Shooter’ Is A Game-Changer
Across Jimmy Butler’s last seven games played, he has taken 22 shots from distance.
That’s nothing for some guys in the league, but for Jimmy Butler, that’s a ton. Out of those 22 though and most importantly, he has sunk nine of them.
When a guy is a locomotive going to the hoop and in the painted area, is an expert at drawing the foul, and while he has mastered the midrange game, having a deep shot that is, threatening enough, can make a world of difference.
If nothing else, it will allow him to access or more easily access his most effective spots on the floor.
See the following example from the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets track meet on Tuesday. This is a great portrait of the totality of his game, but if you focus on the two plays that occur around 10 seconds of the clip, it tells this particular story in its entirety.
Here comes the fun part. Let’s talk about what we saw.