MIAMI, FL – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward Jimmy Butler has been named to the 2022-23 All-NBA Second Team. It marks Butler’s fifth career All-NBA selection, including his third in four seasons with the HEAT. It is also the 22nd time a HEAT player has been named to an All-NBA Team, including the seventh on the Second Team.

Butler, who finished second in the NBA for steals per game, averaged a team-high 22.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.83 steals and 33.4 minutes while shooting a single-season career high 53.9 percent from the field.

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Butler’s 22.9 scoring average, paired with Bam Adebayo (20.4) and Tyler Herro (20.1), marked the first trio in HEAT franchise history to each average at least 20 points in a single season.

Butler shot at least 50 percent from the field in a career-high 10-straight games from November 16 through December 28. He recorded 27 points, eight assists, six rebounds and six steals while connecting on four three-point goals and a perfect 7-of-7 from the line on October 27 at Golden State, becoming the first player in team history to produce at least each of those totals in a game and just the third HEAT player with that many points, assists, rebounds and steals in a game, joining only Dwyane Wade (March 2, 2009 vs. Cleveland) and Sherman Douglas (December 8, 1989 vs. Orlando).

Butler shot a perfect 23-of-23 from the line on January 10 vs. Oklahoma City, tying the second-most made without a miss in league history, while also helping Miami to a perfect 40-of-40 from the stripe in the game, the most made without a miss by any team in NBA history.

Butler went perfect from the line, with at least 10 attempts, three different times this season, tying for the second-most occasions during a single-season in team history. He scored at least 20 points in nine-straight games from March 6 through March 22, tying the third-longest 20-point streak of his career.

Additionally, Butler led the HEAT in scoring average, total assists, assists per game, assist-to-turnover ratio, total steals, steals per game, free throws made, 20-point games and three-point plays while ranking second in points, 30-point games, double-figure scoring efforts, field goal percentage, offensive rebounds, total rebounds and dunks.

Author: West Lamy

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