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Butler scored 20 points (5-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes Monday against the Magic.

Butler played very well Monday, but this game is clearly more of an aberration than the norm as he entered Monday with 18 points combined over his previous four games. Don't expect Butler to be a major offensive force this season.

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Butler scored a team-high 24 points (10-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt) with eight boards in 31 minutes in the loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

Butler was the lone Piston who hit more than half of his field goal attempts. The 34-year-old forward played 23 scoreless in minutes in the opener against the Nuggets. His big point production against the Timberwolves was likely a one-game anomaly.

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The Pistons are reportedly "on the brink" of signing free agent Caron Butler.

Detroit's new president/coach Stan Van Gundy isn't messing around in free agency, as all four of his signings (assuming Butler agrees to terms) have been for guards and swingmen who can stretch the court to the 3-point line. CB notched 10.5 points per game with 45.8 percent of his shot attempts coming from downtown, but the 12-year veteran is strictly a specialist in fantasy leagues.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and L.A. Clippers are pursuing free agent Caron Butler.

Butler has been linked to numerous other teams, including the Wizards, Lakers, Heat, and Bulls. While most of the NBA is waiting for the LeBron and Carmelo decisions to come down, teams looking to add a veteran small forward have been inquiring about Butler. He played for both the Bucks and Thunder last season, and at 34 years old, he is looking to play for a contender next season.

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The Wizards have reportedly reached out to unrestricted free agent Caron Butler.

Butler will likely wait to see where LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony land before making a decision on where to sign. Butler, 34, would like to join a contender to chase another ring as his career comes to a close. The Spurs, Heat, and Lakers have also inquired about acquiring the veteran swingman's services, according to sources.

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The Lakers, Heat, Bulls and Thunder are reaching out to unrestricted free agent Caron Butler.

He picked OKC over the Heat last year after the Bucks bought him out, but OKC may have some stiff competition to keep him. Butler showed he can still fill it up and even had a 38-point game with the Bucks back on November. He won't be worth drafting on any of the aforementioned teams.

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Caron Butler, who is a close friend of Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, expects LeBron James to remain in Miami.

"I think what [James] created in South Beach - all three of those guys - and with free agency looming, and other guys willing to come there and play alongside the Big 3, I don't see him going anywhere," Butler said. Butler also indicated that Miami approached him last season after he had already committed to OKC, otherwise, he may have contemplated making the move to South Beach.

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Caron Butler moved back to the bench in Monday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

Coach Scott Brooks went back with Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup and Butler was off his game. He missed easy shots and he made just 1-of-7 from the field overall. Butler shot just 34.0 percent from the field in the opening round and he might see less than 25 minutes in Game 2 on Wednesday.

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Caron Butler will start in place of Thabo Sefolosha on Thursday night in Game 6.

The Grizzlies are expected to go with a smaller lineup during this game, so taking away the perimeter defense of Sefolosha is a risky move. Butler is coming off a nice 15-point game on Tuesda and coach Scott Brooks is looking for a little more offense here. Thabo is active and he might see very little playing time since he's not really been able to provide much punch in the second unit.

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Caron Butler scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 6-of-9 shots (including three treys) with three rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

Butler got hot on last Tuesday against the Kings and this is what a good night looks like for him, but be sure you check his game log before you gamble on him for Wednesday's game. Russell Westbrook will likely be back for that one, too, so there will be less touches to go around.