Sixers Stat of the Week: Jimmy Butler's unsustainable...

 theathletic.com  12/8/2018 2:27:23 PM  2
Since joining the Philadelphia 76ers, Jimmy Butler’s been on fire from the perimeter. In fact, heading into Friday night’s game against the Detroit Pistons, Butler had connected on 47.2 percent of his 3-point attempts since joining the Sixers, a number not just among the best on the team, but also one of the best in the league.That shooting, and the sustainability of it, will be the focus on this week’s Sixers Stat of the Week, where we take a look at one number and try to dig into everything that goes into it. (Note: All numbers cited were prior to Friday’s game against Detroit.)Stat of the Week: 47.2 percent 3-point shooting from Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler’s perimeter  jump shot has consistently improved during his time in the NBA, from the 30.9 percent he shot from deep during the first three seasons of his NBA career to the 37 percent he’s shot over his last three. The addition of that perimeter threat to...

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