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Brian Butch | Center

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Wisconsin
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The Jazz have invited veteran C Brian Butch to training camp.
Utah already has 15 players under contract, with rookie Kevin Murphy expected to (eventually) take Raja Bell's place on the roster. That unfortunately leaves Butch, who averaged 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in the D-League last year, with little chance to make the team. Mon, Sep 24, 2012 12:07:00 AM

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The Spurs will work out free agent big men Brian Butch and Warren Carter this week.

Butch averaged 15.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in the D-League last year, and is attempting to resume his NBA career after rupturing a patella tendon during Summer League in 2010. Carter, meanwhile, has played in Spain, Greece and Belgium since graduating from college in 2007. Neither player has any fantasy appeal.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 10:09:00 AM

Brian Butch will play for the Atlanta Hawks during summer league.

Butch was waived by the Hornets in December before the season began and is still trying to return from a nasty knee injury he suffered in 2010.
Thu, May 24, 2012 09:01:00 AM

The New Orleans Hornets waived forward Brian Butch on Friday.

Butch is trying to make it all the way back from a gruesome knee injury suffered two preseasons ago as a member of the Denver Nuggets. It won't be with the Hornets, as they waived him from their roster on Friday.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 06:23:00 PM

Free agent big man Brian Butch is expected to join the Hornets, though it may simply be a training camp invite.

Butch is 6'11" and he's a tenacious rebounder, but he suffered a gruesome knee injury last preseason while training with the Nuggets. Hopefully he can stay healthy and find a spot on an NBA roster.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 11:37:00 AM

Former Wisconsin star Brian Butch (knee surgery) has a doctor's appointment Tuesday to see if he'll be cleared to resume playing basketball.

Butch was signed by the Nuggets out of the D-League but blew out his knee during Summer League last season. He might play for the Bucks this summer, as Milwaukee is already on the prowl for talented young big men to help fill out their frontcourt.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 10:00:00 AM

The Nuggets have waived rookie center Brian Butch, a potentially controversial move considering Butch suffered a ruptured patella on their Summer League team.

Fanhouse.com notes that "it's expected the Nuggets must continue to pay Butch, who is out until January or February, until he's medically fit to play." This decision seems to allow Denver to fill their 13th roster spot with a healthy player.
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Denver's Brian Butch will likely be out for six months after surgery for a ruptured patella.

It sounds like he'll stay on the roster this season because he will still be injured when his contract becomes guaranteed for the season in August. Needless to say, he won't do much, if anything this year for the Nuggets.
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 12:24:00 AM

Nuggets rookie center Brian Butch left Saturday's Summer League game after suffering a dislocated left patella tendon.

A cruel twist for Butch and the Nuggets, and we're assuming that surgery is inevitable. With Butch injured and Johan Petro signing with the Nets, the Nuggets frontcourt is again desperately thin.
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 07:47:00 PM

The Nuggets signed center Brian Butch out of the D-League on Sunday, inking him for the rest of this season with a non-guaranteed deal for next season.

Kenyon Martin is out with a knee injury and Chris Andersen is hobbled by a sprained ankle, creating a void in Denver's frontcourt. Even so short-handed, Butch is a very unlikely source of fantasy value.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 10:16:00 AM

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