Timberwolves’ Butler named to NBA All-Defensive second team

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler was named to the NBA All-Defensive second team on Wednesday afternoon.

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Butler averaged a career-high 2.0 steals per game last season while posting a defensive rating of 110.

This is the fourth time Butler has been named to the All-Defensive second team in his seven-year career, picking up the honor every year from 2013-16. He earned an All-NBA team nod in 2016-17 and was voted the league’s most improved player in 2014-15.