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Jimmy Butler selected to the All-Star Game

Butler bet on himself this summer, and it's paying off in a big way.

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The Chicago Bulls will have multiple All-Stars for the third time in the last four years. Jimmy Butler has been tabbed as a reserve for the Eastern Conference after Pau Gasol was voted in by the fans as a starter in the front court.

Butler has put together an incredible campaign in his fourth season in the league. He's leading the Bulls in scoring at 20.1 points per game while adding six rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.77 steals per game. Butler is playing 39.5 minutes per game, which leads the NBA.

Butler has experienced quite the rise over the last few years. He went from junior college to Marquette to being the last pick in the first round in 2011. He's about to cash in big time this offseason as a restricted free agent, where the Bulls a reportedly willing to offer him a max contract.

Butler's numbers has dipped a bit in January -- averaging 16.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting from the field.

The All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.