Keeping watch over student news at East Leyden High School

The Eagle's Eye

The Rise of Jimmy Butler

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeglo/14016388052/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeglo/14016388052/

Angel Perez, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Yet another NBA season moves along, and watching the Chicago Bulls can be pretty frustrating at times. Derrick Rose has been on-and-off with minor injuries along with Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, and Doug McDermott. Yet all of them have been playing well when healthy .

The Bulls have also been getting key contributions from the bench players like Aaron Brooks and Nikola Mirotic. But all of this frustration can be removed by focusing on one player:Jimmy Butler.

Jimmy Butler has made a huge leap in his play this season. In short, he has been outstanding and can easily be in the running for Most Improved PlayerWith the Bulls once again being assaulted by injuries, Butler has been consistent and dependable. He is currently averaging 21.7 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 3.4 assists per game, all of which are considerable improvements from last season where he was averaging ony 13.1 points per game, 4.9 rebounds a game, and 2.6 assists per game . Assuming Jimmy “Buckets”can keep up this level of play, or even continue to increase his level of play, he can easily be an all star.

With the rest of the Bulls contributing their share in games, they should be able to finish the season in high standings. Butler is setting a great example for the rookies and young guys on the team to put forth 100% effort on the court every single game and hopefully it gets through to them. And with Derrick Rose hopefully staying healthy the rest of the season, and Pau, Joakim, Taj, Dunleavy, and the rest of the team stepping up, I think we can expect a good run into the playoffs.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Professional Sports

    Houston Astros World Sereis Champions

  • Professional Sports

    Lovable Winners

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Local Sports

    Concussions: Cold Hard Facts

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    MLB 2014: A Year in Review

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    NBA Preseason Awards

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    Summer Ball allows NBA Sneak Peak

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    Here Come the Hawks: Predictions for the 2014-15 Season

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    Bad News Bears: Predictions for 2014

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    Blackhawks’ Season Opener Tonight

  • The Rise of Jimmy Butler

    Professional Sports

    2013 Blackhawks Parade

Keeping watch over student news at East Leyden High School
The Rise of Jimmy Butler