Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was named Most Improved Player, and his teammates are excited for him.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Butler has earned it because of the major strides he has taken this season.
Thibs on Butler MIP award. "(He's made) a gigantic jump. We're thrilled for him."— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) May 7, 2015
When Butler was drafted by the Bulls in 2011, he said his goal was to shut down LeBron James and help bring another NBA title to Chicago.
Jimmy Butler on his draft night: "I'm going to put in that work to be able to guard LeBron ... so the Bulls can get to that championship."— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) May 7, 2015
More Butler from 2011: "I'm going to be a pest, take up everybody's space and make them work for every little thing."— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) May 7, 2015
Jimmy Butler is the most accountable cat in that locker room. Hands down.— Sun-Times Basketball (@suntimes_hoops) May 7, 2015