So far this season, Jimmy Butler’s performance is very outstanding. He reached the finals for the first time in his career. G3 has played a phenomenal performance under the uneven lineup, blasting out 40+ triple-doubles, and succeeded. Lead the team to defeat the Lakers. In addition to the absence of three-pointers in Butler's data, free throws also attracted the attention of many fans. Butler made 12 of 14 free throws and made a very high percentage. His several stable free throws in the final quarter are also the Heat can win. The key factor, so the outside world also laments Butler's foul-making ability is indeed very strong.
Soon the media calculated Butler's foul-making ability. So far in the playoffs, Butler has been fouled by opponents 123 times, ranking first among all players. But think of Butler playing a lot of games, so the number of fouls is understandable.
At the detailed data level, Butler can cause 9.6 fouls per 100 rounds during the regular season, ranking second in the league; in the playoffs, Butler can cause 9 fouls per 100 rounds, ranking second in the league. It is worth mentioning that the first place in the regular season and playoffs is Harden. Harden can cause 9.9 fouls per 100 rounds in the regular season and 9.1 in the playoffs.
Such a list is not surprising. Harden is indeed the most foul-producing player in the league. Even his foul-making ability has been imitated by many players. It feels a bit like a textbook. In this case, Butler can rank second, which also shows that his ability to make fouls has improved significantly.
The most obvious of these is the finals G3 Butler won the first triple-double of the personal playoffs and set a series of records at the same time. In the final moments of the final quarter, he went directly to Kuzma, James, and Big Eyebrows, and then Breaking directly to score or create kills, coupled with a stable free throw percentage, is also one of the important factors for the Heat to win. So in the next game, it is normal to see Butler continue to kill the basket and cause damage. I hope he can lead the team to achieve good results in this way.