Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler has been named 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Improved Player and becomes the first player in franchise history to win the award.
In his fourth NBA season, Butler earned his first spot on the all-star team and averaged career-high’s in points (20.0 ppg), rebounds (5.8 rpg) , assists (3.3 apg) and lead the league in average playing time with 38.7 minutes per game. He also ranked seventh in the league in free throw attempts with 463 and converted a career-high 83.4 percent from the foul line in 65 games.
Last season, Butler averaged the same number of minutes and scored 13.1 points per game on 39.7 percent shooting from the field. Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) and Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) finished second and third in the voting, respectively.