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Wolves' Jimmy Butler named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Butler led the Wolves in defensive win shares by a lot.

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
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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. 

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