‘NBA 2K17’ Latest News & Update: Jimmy Butler Is The Latest 2K Star Cover; Who’s Next?

By Annavi A. Salvador , Updated Aug 19, 2016 08:05 AM EDT

"NBA 2K17" unveiled the next cover of the virtual basketball game. Jimmy Butler appeared to have a thicker built than his actual physique but he sure looks surreal. His face is well-sculpted to reveal strength and endurance.

Jimmy Butler, 27 years old, joins the list of cover stars of "NBA 2K17" like Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Paul George,Kyrie Irving and Karl-Anthony Towns. Durant is NBA's former Most Valuable Player, while George is an All-Star for three times. Drummond and Towns are one of the upcoming stars to watch out for in the world of NBA.

"NBA 2K17" is rightfully on target with their decision to star Jimmy Butler in their cover. In the last season, he earned 20.9 points, 4.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals. From the floor, his shooting percentage is 45.4 per cent. It can be recalled that in 2011, Jimmy Butler was just in the 30th place in the overall pick. Now, on NBA's next season, he will be going on his sixth as the swingman of Chicago Bulls.

It is good to note that makers of "NBA 2K17" took time to create a realistic image of Jimmy Butler. Viewers have noted that Durant's body built in the simulated game is relatively thinner in contrast with the rendering of George, Irving and even that of game's latest cover star.

Did Jimmy Butler's fans guess he will be the next cover of "NBA 2K17?" Chicago Tribune reported that followers actually anticipated it when he showed up as a guest at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" television show. Interestingly, Butler had said that he is perfecting his full court shots in "2K" virtual game.

Aside from Jimmy Butler, the prestigious "NBA 2K17" is set to announce another super star cover. Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose were already featured previously by 2K. Stay glued to GameNGuide as we keep you updated with the latest and trendiest news!

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