Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler has been named the Most Improved Player for the current NBA season, the league announced Thursday (May 6).

The 25-year-old was the runaway winner in the voting process, garnering 92 of a possible 129 first-place votes from a panel of media members. He easily beat out Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

Butler was out 17 games to injury, but jumped from role player to an All-Star, taking his scoring average this season from 13.1 points per game to 20.

He also raised his shooting percentage from 39.7 percent from the floor last season to 46.2 percent.

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