As advertised entering his first season in Minnesota, Jimmy Butler was a disruption on the defensive end of the floor for the Timberwolves.
The All-Star swingman was rewarded for his defensive work by being named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday.
Joining Butler on the second team are: Dejounte Murray of the Spurs, Al Horford of the Celtics, Draymond Green of the Warriors, and Joel Embiid of the 76ers.
It's the fourth time Butler has made an All-Defensive team, each time being named to the second team.
Butler was Minnesota's only player in the top 100 for defensive win shares.
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The NBA All-Defensive First Team featured:
- Jrue Holiday, Pelicans
- Victor Oladipo, Pacers
- Robert Covington, 76ers
- Anthony Davis, Pelicans
- Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Butler has one year left on his contract with the Wolves before he's eligible to become a free agent in the summer of 2019.