Except that's not what happened at all
See doogs post
Great post doogsIman Shumpert IS incredibly talented. That's true. He also may or may not be as good at defense as Jimmy. I don't know, I haven't seen enough of him. But I don't need to see anything from him to know this:
He has no offensive game. None. That's not ME being unobjective, if you disagree that is your inability to be objective. Let's look at some numbers!
We all know he's been awful from the field this year, and it's a super small sample size. So I am going to use last years numbers:
40.2% from the field. That's livable if you do certain things well enough, like get to the line and hit free throws. Well, Shumpert is fine from the line, shoots about 80%. But here's the problem, he has a piss poor free throw rate. Don't confuse "free throw rate" with "free throws per game" last year his free throw rate was .20 (it's .15 this year) that is below average, league average is about .277. (Butler: 40.5/48.8, 77%/86%, .71/.43) All those are his last year/this year numbers for the various things listed. I'm sure you can place them).
Let's look at how he did from the floor then! I'll use SG league averages for this, because it's obviously very different depending on position.
At the rim he scores about 61.6% of the time and league average is about 64.3%, so we can call him average. (48.4/73.4)
From 3-9 feet he shot 22.0% league average is about 38.6% and he just didn't take many there, let's call it Small Sample Size and say he's probably average from there, because let's be honest, it's 3-9 feet and he only took .8 attempts per game. (41.7/15.4 (only .3 attempts per game)
10-15 feet: 28.1%. That is awful. The league average is 41.6% But hey, we can attribute that to small sample as well, I guess. He didn't take that many. (60%/40%)
Finally, we have 16-23 feet, Shumpert hit about 36% of the time from that distance, which is just a shade below league average. (35%/38%)
Now that we've taken a look at that, we can poke at Turnover rate, his is about 16%. League average? 10.1% (11.9/6.8)
Offensive rebounding rate? 2.8% compared to the league average of 3%. (7.3/7.9)
So ultimately, Shumpert is, in every aspect of offense, average-ish/slightly below average to bad.
Literally in every single aspect. And it can all be summed up nicely by the following number:
.485ts%. That is terrible. The league average is .53. (.526/.580)
And you really don't want to bring up this year, because he's got a .360.
So please don't tell me I'm not being objective. Compared to Shumpert, Butler is Michael Jordan offensively.
Again, this doesn't take away from the fact that Shumpert is RIDICULOUSLY talented. He's a freak of nature athlete. But right now, Jimmy Butler is his superior in every conceivable way offensively and I don't know Shumpert's rate stats defensively, but I know he has a helluva reputation, so I imagine it's at worst pretty close to a wash on that side of the ball.