Size: 6-7, 230 pounds
Hometown: Tomball, Texas
College: Marquette. Was taken in the first round (30th overall) of the 2011 NBA draft by Chicago.
In the NBA: Has played six seasons for the Bulls, arriving in 2011 when Tom Thibodeau, far left, was a second-year coach, and played four seasons under the current Wolves coach.
Most improved: Steadily made an impact, going from averaging 2.6 points as a rookie to 8.6 in 2012-13 and to 13.1 in his third season. Starting in 2014, Butler has averaged better than 20 points per game, including 23.9 last season, with 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists, all career highs. He was voted most improved player in the NBA after the 2014-15 season.
Awards: Has played in three consecutive All-Star Games. Was NBA All-Defensive second team from 2014-16, and third-team All-NBA last season. Was a member of the 2016 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team.
Key number: His career offensive rating of 118.2 is third best among active players.