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    Default Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Boxscore watchers are in shambles right now not being able to understand how a team whose best player ppg is 20 can lead his team to the finals and possibly even a ring. So they resort to the most simplistic explanation: his teammates must be better than they seem!

    They're better because Jimmy makes them better. Nobody sets the tone for his team like he does. We talk about floor and ceiling raisers - Butler is the best in the world at both.

    What Jimmy does on the court is hard to perceive for a casual. So many intangibles. He is literally redefining the meaning of most valuable player in front of our eyes. But most people are so hopelessly dependent on the ppg narrative that they will never give him his due. Ironically that contributes to him being so good because it boosts his determination.

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    Yeah he balled out on both ends in Game 2 but the casuals are out there saying he was "meh" and carried lol. He shut down Murray and made all the right plays for his teammates and hit clutch shots in the 4th when they needed it. So far he has 16 assists to just 2 TOs in this series.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    The same with Duncan back in the day. KG to a degree.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    jimmy is the man


    I dont think anyone doubts him anymore

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Agreed

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Jimmy's an outlier always has been but context matters and people recognize that he was the third or fourth option for a significant portion of his career.

    https://www.basketball-reference.com...ts_active.html

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Op is a butthurt casual. We already know that saiyan himmy butler will always go down as a better player than your precious hero. Deal with it, you maggot.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Quote Originally Posted by PeroAntic View Post
    Boxscore watchers are in shambles right now not being able to understand how a team whose best player ppg is 20 can lead his team to the finals and possibly even a ring. So they resort to the most simplistic explanation: his teammates must be better than they seem!

    They're better because Jimmy makes them better. Nobody sets the tone for his team like he does. We talk about floor and ceiling raisers - Butler is the best in the world at both.

    What Jimmy does on the court is hard to perceive for a casual. So many intangibles. He is literally redefining the meaning of most valuable player in front of our eyes. But most people are so hopelessly dependent on the ppg narrative that they will never give him his due. Ironically that contributes to him being so good because it boosts his determination.
    Hes better than his boxscore but less than what youre making him.

    Hes not a top 10 player. The Heat ARE a good all around team. Bam has been great in the playoffs. Love has fit well. Their shooters have had very few off nights. They all play hard.

    Jimmy is not creating some miracle to get these wins. Hes playing well and so is his team. Same story with Jokic.

    OP has a player fetish and I get that. But lets be real here. Hes acting like the dude is reinventing the basketball out there. Jimmys playing GOOD. But youre clearly overselling it OP.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    They're 9-9 without him this season, and they underperformed in the regular season in general. Several wins against quality teams. That's solid support for what is supposedly a 1 man team.

    They win games for a variety of reasons although Butler deserves a lot of credit. But he's quite clearly a tier or 2 below the likes of Jokic, Durant, lebron, etc.

    Butlers cast is probably 4th in the league behind Giannis, Curry, Tatum.

    So Butler deserves credit for beating stars who have a better cast

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Op is a butthurt casual. We already know that saiyan himmy butler will always go down as a better player than your precious hero. Deal with it, you maggot.
    Look kid, you dont even care about basketball. youre only here to have a social life with all these "characters". get out of that house before its too late

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    You sure whine a lot whenever you find people here not agreeing with your crazy ass takes.

    Grow up.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    Quote Originally Posted by FultzNationRISE View Post
    He’s better than his boxscore but less than what youre making him.

    He’s not a top 10 player. The Heat ARE a good all around team. Bam has been great in the playoffs. Love has fit well. Their shooters have had very few off nights. They all play hard.

    Jimmy is not creating some miracle to get these wins. He’s playing well and so is his team. Same story with Jokic.

    OP has a player fetish and I get that. But lets be real here. He’s acting like the dude is reinventing the basketball out there. Jimmy’s playing GOOD. But youre clearly overselling it OP.

    I think Butler was playing like a top 10 player until he rolled his ankle in the playoffs. He was having a crazy run. He still tries hard on defense and good with his playmaking.

    But the team itself is really playing crazy well. You gotta give Spo and the players props.

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    Imo everyone knows jimmy is a winner and has a huge heart. He would be soooo amazing as a second option tho. Hes playing way above his head and good on em. Still will be mildly surprised if heat get 2 games and dumbfounded if they go 7.

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    Jimmy is a top 10 player and has been for six or seven years. He's a walking 22/6/5 on great efficiency and elite defense and a great floor game on any team he goes to, he can guard multiple positions and score at all three levels. He takes care of the ball, gets to the line and more. He's a leader. He has the game of a dominant player, but he also makes hustle plays and IQ plays so even when he's not shooting great, he's still really good. His run last year was MJ-level, and this year he fell off a bit after hurting his ankle, but remains great.

    This Miami team is not great without Herro, or even with him. They've relied on ridiculously hot shooting and jimmy winning them like 4 or 5 unwinnable games between the bucks and the Celtics. Randle was injured and the Knicks wouldn't have won anyway. Boston is just susceptible to implosion for some reason, idk why. once they beat the bucks though, there was a decent chance they could make it this far, because Jimmy was the best player left considering embiid is literally always injured. Jimmy made winners out of every team he went to but those teams undervalued him. If lebron had teamed up with Jimmy instead of AD, I actually think the lakers have at least two chips by now. If Kawhi teamed up with Jimmy instead of PG, I don't think they lose to Denver. Jimmy is a great floor-raiser, ceiling raise, make a mid-level team great, etc. kind of guy whose game is misunderstood and underestimated. Funny enough though, all advanced stats point to him being top 6-10 player the last seven years, and he's showing you that stuff is pretty accurate a lot of the time, lol.

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    Default Re: Jimmy Butler is the ultimate boogeyman for ppgz casuals

    i always focus on jimmy defensively more than offense because Heat Culture is defense and when we play well defensively we win. Jimmy shutting down Jamal Murray and rattling him in game 2 was beautiful

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