Jimmy Butler named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler shoots between Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams, forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and guard Desmond Bane during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (Brandon Dill, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – Jimmy Butler and the Heat are rolling.

The league is taking notice.

On Monday, Butler was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Butler averaged 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.

Over the course of the week, the Heat went 4-0.

Miami’s record is currently 5-1.

The Heat play at Dallas on Tuesday.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.