Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls: Who Has the Edge?

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May 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Jimmy Butler (21) drives to the basket as Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) applies pressure during the first half in game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting Guard

Warriors: Klay Thompson, Kent Bazemore

Bulls: Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy

During last year’s playoffs, Jimmy Butler often played all 48 minutes for the Bulls.  Playing every minute of any game is extremely tough and tiring, but that shows what type of player Butler is.

He isn’t the most talented player on the Bulls, but he has used his work ethic to become an important part of the Bull’s rotation.  Butler has become known for his solid defense and ability to knock down open shots.

Butler will never be a star player in the league, but his style of play will always earn him a roster spot.

Klay Thompson also has his limitations, but he has shown more success so far in his career.  Klay entered the league as a three-point shooter and, while he does that better than almost anyone in the league, he has built upon that to become a solid two-way player.

Thompson turned into a great defender last season and often took on the opposing team’s best offensive guard.

His offense has plenty of room to grow.  He can hit a shot from anywhere on the court, but his ball handling is subpar and he struggles with his shot selection.

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