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Caron Butler
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10.5 4.1 1.5
Team: DetroitHeight: 6-7 Born: 3/13/1980
Position: SFWeight: 217 Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin
College: ConnecticutDraft: 1st Round 10th pick by Heat (2002)


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July 13 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CT1:41 - A person familiar with the situation says the Detroit Pistons have agreed to deals with free agents Butler and D.J. Augustin.
Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Butler played 56 games last season for Milwaukee and Oklahoma City, averaging 10.5 points and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
Apr. 9 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST8:07 UAE06:070:07 ET11:07 PM CT3:07 - Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The performance tied for Butler's highest scoring game since he joined Oklahoma City on March 4.
Mar. 1 4:58 PM PT5:58 PM MT6:58 PM CT7:58 PM ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST4:58 UAE (+1)01:5819:58 ET6:58 PM CT23:58 - The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Butler.
Analysis: Oklahoma City announced that they signed the 6-foot-7 forward on Saturday after he cleared waivers. He agreed to a contract buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The 33-year-old Butler won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011 and adds scoring to a team that expects to contend for an NBA title. He appeared in 34 games for Milwaukee this season, averaging 11.0 points and 4.6 rebounds. He has career averages of 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Feb. 28 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET18:37 GMT2:37 11:37 AM MST1:37 PM EST22:37 UAE19:3713:37 ET12:37 PM CT17:37 - Butler has agreed to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a person close to the situation.
Analysis: The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to a contract buyout with the 33-year-old forward Thursday and waived him. The source says Butler is expected to sign with Oklahoma City after he clears waivers Saturday.
Feb. 27 4:38 PM PT5:38 PM MT6:38 PM CT7:38 PM ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST7:38 PM EST4:38 UAE (+1)01:3819:38 ET6:38 PM CT23:38 - The Milwaukee Bucks waived Butler on Thursday after agreeing to a contract buyout.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Butler made 13 starts and appeared in 34 games this season, averaging 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. "It's been a dream come true to wear the Milwaukee uniform, which so many of my idols growing up wore," Butler said in a statement released by the team. The former Connecticut star has averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 764 regular-season games in 12 NBA seasons with Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee.
Feb. 11 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)03:2521:25 ET8:25 PM CT0:25 - Butler won't play Wednesday against New Orleans due to a high ankle sprain.
Analysis: It'll be his fourth straight game out of the lineup, but he'll have the All-Star break to get healthy.
Jan. 23 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST10:41 UAE07:411:41 ET12:41 AM CT4:41 - Butler had 30 points with seven rebounds and five assists in the Bucks' 104-101 win over Detroit on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler's production was unexpected since he's averaging 10.8 points on the season. Don't expect him to consistently perform at this level.
Dec. 5 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Butler returned from a sore left knee to register 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 116-106 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Analysis: The Milwaukee Bucks forward had missed the previous 12 games with his injury.
Nov. 23 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Butler exploded for a season-high 38 points on 13-of-22 shooting in a 115-107 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday.
Analysis: Butler also had eight rebounds and hit 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Nov. 15 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST2:23 UAE (+1)23:2317:23 ET4:23 PM CT20:23 - Butler is heading to Los Angeles to see a specialist about his injured left shoulder.
Analysis: Butler was injured late in Wednesday night's loss to Miami and did not return. He is expected to return later this week.
Nov. 6 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST0:52 UAE (+1)21:5215:52 ET2:52 PM CT18:52 - Butler was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture during the Bucks' game in Boston on Friday night.
Analysis: Butler made the gesture with 3:54 left in the Bucks' victory.
Aug. 29 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST0:02 UAE (+1)22:0216:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - The Phoenix Suns have traded Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Ish Smith and center Viacheslav Kravstov.
Analysis: ¶ The Suns acquired Butler and point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers on July 10 in a three-team trade that sent the Suns' Jared Dudley and Milwaukee's J.J. Redick to Los Angeles. Milwaukee got two second-round draft picks in the deal. Butler signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Clippers in December of 2011. Butler has averaged 15.5 points in stops that included Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Dallas and the Clippers.
July 2 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)03:3021:30 ET8:30 PM CT0:30 - The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired sharpshooter J.J. Redick and sent Eric Bledsoe and Butler to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade.
Analysis: The deal, which also sends Jared Dudley from the Suns to the Clippers, had been reported earlier but could not be officially announced by the teams until Wednesday under NBA rules. The Milwaukee Bucks obtained two second-round draft picks as part of the trade.

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