48. Jimmy Butler

This entry is exceptionally tricky as Jimmy Butler only played 69 Games for the Timberwolves, and he forced a trade to get out.  That being said, the Shooting Guard put forth high numbers with a 22.0 Point per Game Average and a 23.5 PER, which are excellent statistics for his tenure there.

In his lone full season with the T-Wolves, Butler finished 4th in Steals, 3rd in Minutes and 15th in Points per Game while being named an All-NBA Third Team and Second Team All-Defensive Selection.  Without Butler, Minnesota would not have made the playoffs in 2018, and while again his exit was full of acrimony there was no doubt that he was a great player for the Timberwolves.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Traded from the Chicago Bulls with Justin Patton for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen 6/22/17.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers with Justin Patton for Jerryd Bayless, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and a 2022 2nd Round Pick 11/12/18.
  • Games Played: 69
  • Per Game Averages: 36.6 MP, .514 eFG%, .846 FT%, 22.0 PTS, 5.3 RB, 2.0 AST, 0.5 STL, 1.00 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 23.5 PER, .599 TS%, 4.4 VORP, 10.3 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Third Team All-NBA (2018)

    Second Team All-Defensive (2018)

    All Star (2018)
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