As the Utah Jazz’s preseason began, one of the top storylines was how rookie Jared Butler was going to perform since it would be fans’ first look at him in the NBA because he did not play in summer league.
Through two games, Butler has more than delivered, as he has averaged 19 points and three assists.
Butler’s performance so far definitely has Jazz, and even NBA fans in general, quite excited. Here’s some of the reaction from Wednesday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks in which he scored 22 points and dished four assists.
this kids gonna be so much fun pic.twitter.com/LtGRwMp4VC— taylor griffin (@griffdunk) October 7, 2021
Jared Butler cold— (@devinpatterson_) October 7, 2021
Jared butler is way too good to be on the bench this season, hopefully he’ll get some rotational minutes. I feel like he kind of has the same feeling and hype around him as Donovan did his rookie year— Jingles (@jingless5) October 7, 2021
Really looking forward to Jared Butler winning ROY and MVP— Torry Ellis (@dragonsquatch) October 3, 2021
Timeline saying jared butler is that guy?— (@drunkspecialist) October 7, 2021
Instead of running an offense the Jazz should simply let Jared Butler iso his defender every possession— Jeremy (@NBA_Jeremy1) October 7, 2021
Jared Butler casually cooking an actually respectable nba player in preseason: https://t.co/crayObZh4n— Jake (@jazzstan32) October 7, 2021
Jared Butler looks like Jared Butler right now. 13 points in a bunch of different ways, smooth with the ball, and so much sauce….— BearsIllustrated (@BaylorBears247) October 7, 2021
Jared Butler has the goods— Jeremy (@NBA_Jeremy1) October 7, 2021