PaKii94 wrote:League Circles wrote:PaKii94 wrote:
He barely played year 1,
He was at 11.8 ppg @ 58%TS + all NBA defense year 2 when he got burn in the playoffs (elite roleplayer).
Year 3 he was at 13.5 PPG @ 60%TS + all NBA defense before the turf toe injury killed his season
Year 4 was 18.6 PPG @ 58% TS.
Jimmy Butler was never a terrible offensive player. He was actually a limited but very valuable player (albeit roleplayer level) from the beginning
Nothing you wrote really contradicts my claim IMO. He was a very low volume scorer his first three years and a non creator for others. He was also inefficient on his small volume in years 1 and 3.
I will give him that he didn't make a ton of mistakes, just didn't contribute in a positive way, created nothing for teammates, and didn't command attention from defenders, which he only took very limited advantage of in year 2 only. Everything changed for him offensively in year 4.
Yes, he was always a solid role player from the get go because he was a very capable defender and that's half the game.
His per game scoring volume looks ok cause he played a ton of minutes. Very low volume.
Sorry, that's the wrong way to look at it. I'd much rather have a 15 PPG role player at 60%TS vs a 20-25ppg role player at 53% TS.
But Jimmy wasn't close to being either of those players. He was scoring 10-12 pts and 2 assists per 36 while providing no spacing and having crappy efficiency to boot in 2 of those 3 years. I don't know what to tell you. That sucks.