Caron Butler SF SAC 3 months ago

Butler agreed to terms with the Kings on a two-year deal Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Butler spent last season with the Pistons, appearing in 78 games and averaging 5.9 points to go with 2.5 rebounds in just under 21 minutes per game. He was dealt to Milwaukee in a salary dump last month but was almost immediately waived, making him a free agent. The veteran will join a Kings roster that features several new additions, though it's unclear whether the franchise will be able to elevate itself out of the Western Conference basement.

Caron Butler SF SAC 3 months ago

Butler was waived by the Bucks on Tuesday, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports.

The Bucks acquired Butler from the Pistons in the Ersan Ilyasova trade, and their intent all along was to waive the veteran in order to clear cap space. Butler, 35, appeared in 78 games for Detroit last season, but he's well past his prime and likely won't be much of a fantasy option wherever he ends up.

Caron Butler SF SAC 4 months ago

Butler and Shawne Williams were acquired by the Bucks in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova on Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Playing a full season for the first time since 2012-13 last season, Butler averaged 5.9 points (on 41 percent shooting), 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 three-pointers, and 1.0 assist in 21 minutes across 78 contests. However, he's unlikely to suit up for the Bucks in the coming campaign due to a $4.5 million team option now held by the organization.

Caron Butler SF SAC 5 months ago

Butler appeared in 78 games for the Pistons in 2014-15, making 21 starts and averaging 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.8 minutes.

After spending last season with the Bucks and Thunder, Butler signed a two-year deal with the Pistons in July. The 35-year-old primarily served as a veteran presence off the bench, rarely being asked to carry much of the scoring burden. His scoring average was the lowest of his career, and he topped 20 points only once, scoring 24 in the second game of the season in a loss to Minnesota. Butler will presumably return to Detroit to play out the final year of his contract next season, and he'll likely remain in a similar reserve role.

Caron Butler SF SAC 6 months ago

Butler scored 19 points (6-10 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in 27 minutes in the loss to Cleveland on Monday.

Butler had not scored in double digits in his last 10 games, which included three scoreless performances. In his dotage, he has been able to hit 3-pointers at times, but 35-year-old "Tough Juice" has hit 36.9 percent of his 3-pointers.

Caron Butler SF SAC 7 months ago

Butler moved into the starting lineup during Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, but finished with just four points (1-3 FG, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes.

Butler was in the starting lineup for just the third time this season, so we'll give him a pass for such a disappointing performance. Whether he continues to stick in the starting lineup or not, he'll likely remain limited in his fantasy value. He played very well in his first two starts this year, so that still gives us hope, but he'll need to develop some consistency in order to improve his value any further.

Caron Butler SF SAC 7 months ago

Butler will start Wednesday's game in Golden State.

Butler's appearance in the starting five will push Tayshaun Prince to the bench. In two previous nods this season, Butler averaged 13.5 points (on 54 percent shooting), 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1.5 treys in 27 minutes.

Caron Butler SF SAC 8 months ago

Butler (back) started Friday following a two-game absence. He scored 20 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and added four rebounds, three assists, and four steals in 32 minutes against the Bulls.Butler played well in big minutes for a trade-depleted Pistons squad. The Pistons traded away Kyle Singler and DJ Augustin, who saw a combined 48 minutes per game, and their replacements did not arrive in time for Friday's game. Once new arrivals Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince are incorporated into the rotation, Butler's minutes are likely to return to near their pre-All-Star break level.

Caron Butler SF SAC 8 months ago

Butler (back) will start Friday's game against the Bulls,'s David Mayo reports.With Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin shipped out of town, Butler and Spencer Dinwiddie will join the starting lineup. Reinforcements are on the way from Oklahoma City and Boston, so Butler may not stick in the starting lineup beyond Friday.

Caron Butler SF SAC 8 months ago

Butler (back) will not play Wednesday against the Spurs, Dave Pemberton of the Oakland Press reports.Butler will miss a second straight game due to back spasms, which began following Sunday's game against the Timberwolves. He'll use the All-Star break to rest and will presumably be good to go when the Pistons resume play Feb. 20 versus Chicago.