Will Jimmy Butler Crack Under Pressure?
The Jimmy Butler era in Miami has officially begun. The regular season is just a tune-up. Butler was brought to Miami to win in the playoffs. His time in the league has seen Butler advance past the first round, however, Butler has never led a team to the NBA Finals.
Will this be the year he makes his presence felt? Before the NBA went on hiatus, Butler was averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 6.1 assists while hitting .454 percent of his shots.
What the Heat need from Butler is a slight increase in production. Now is the time for Butler to put the Heat on his back the same way Dwyane Wade did in his prime. The team is loaded with talent but will go only as far as Butler takes them. He’s looked upon as the face of the organization and the main guy on the floor but will he trip up?
The Heat are labeled as one of the teams that will give the Milwaukee Bucks a run for their money in the Eastern Conference. The reason why all eyes will be on Butler is due to his history. Butler has left a bad taste in the mouths of front office personal and teammates each place he has played.
From the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves and even had some departing words after he left the Philadelphia 76ers last season. If he’s grown, the only way to show that would be to lead the Heat to the Finals.