Caron Butler SF MIL 6 Days
Caron Butler (left knee) is expected to miss one week of action, according to coach Larry Drew.
He has swelling in his left knee, so it's not a surprise that the team will want the 33-year-old forward on the sidelines until he's healed. Khris Middleton has been arguably the best player on the Bucks and will continue to start. Given how frequently Butler is hurt, Middleton seems like a better player to own in most leagues right now.
Caron Butler SF MIL 7 Days
Caron Butler will not play against the Bobcats due to a swollen left knee.
In traditional Bucks fashion, this news didn't break until the game started. Butler has dealt with a slew of knee injuries in previous seasons and should be considered questionable for Saturday against the Celtics. Khris Middelton should get all the minutes he can handle at small forward tonight and is picking up steam as an add with how fragile Butler has been this season.
Caron Butler SF MIL 9 Days
Caron Butler came off the bench for five points, three rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer on 2-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.
Yuck. Since his 38-point explosion a week ago, Butler has been benched and scored a total of 18 points in his last three games. He'll get hot again and is worth hanging onto, but is not a great starting option in fantasy as long as owners have other weapons to choose from.
Caron Butler SF MIL 13 Days
Caron Butler couldn't carry the momentum over from his big Friday night with just five points on Saturday to go with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.
The Bucks were horrible and could only score 51 points in the first three quarters of this game. Butler busted out for 38 points on Friday night, so that positive is more than enough to give him a pass with Saturday night's negative. He is still worth holding in all leagues.
Caron Butler SF MIL 14 Days
Caron Butler scored a season-high 38 points on 13-of-22 shooting (4-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-11 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals over 36 minutes in Friday's overtime loss to the Sixers.
The opponent should be noted here and this is all-but guaranteed to be Butler's best line of the year. He was brought to Milwaukee to be the team's No. 2 scorer, so as long as he is healthy he should be owned in all formats, regardless of whether or not he can actually be what the Bucks think he is.
Caron Butler SF MIL 16 Days
Caron Butler returned from a shoulder injury Wednesday but hit just 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.
He was heating up before the shoulder injury and it shouldn't take him long to get hot again. He's not the most exciting player to own, but was averaging 14 points, 6.4 rebounds, one steal and 2.2 3-pointers in his previous five games before the injury.
Caron Butler SF MIL 16 Days
Caron Butler will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.
He missed two games with his left shoulder injury, but the Bucks leaned on him heavily before that issue. Butler played a whopping 42 minutes on Nov. 13 and scored 20, so he should be a big part of the scoring puzzle. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Caron Butler SF MIL 18 Days
Caron Butler (shoulder) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers.
Butler is averaging over 31 minutes per game this season, but his stat lines have been frustrating for fantasy owners as he's only averaged 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. With Ersan Ilyasova expected to return Wednesday, Butler's situation could get even stickier as Larry Drew attempts to integrate Ilyasova into an already murky rotation that includes Khris Middleton and John Henson. Butler is worth holding due to the amount of minutes he plays, but we may have already seen his high-water mark this season.
Caron Butler SF MIL 19 Days
Caron Butler (shoulder) practiced on Monday and could return to action vs. the Sixers on Wednesday.
The Bucks dodged a bullet, as Butler's shoulder injury wasn't serious, but his return will be a mixed blessing for fantasy owners. Despite playing 32 minutes per game, Butler is scoring 13.3 points on 36.0 percent shooting, with 2.1 triples, 6.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.6 turnovers per game.