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Caron Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 217
College: Connecticut
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Caron Butler shifted to the Pistons' bench during Tuesday's loss, making 1-of-4 shots including a 3-pointer to finish with three points, four boards and three assists.
The 34-year-old swingman also committed four fouls without any defensive stats, and his fantasy fate was sealed when the Pistons declined to waive Tayshaun Prince. Cut him and look elsewhere for a low-end source of 3-pointers. Feb 24 - 10:24 PM

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Caron Butler was quiet in 22 minutes as a starter vs. the Wizards, scoring seven points on 1-of-3 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws.

One of his makes came from downtown and he chipped in two assists and one steal, but it's hard to envision the 34-year-old having reliable value down the stretch. His starting job isn't even guaranteed, as Tayshaun Prince could displace him, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all but the deepest leagues.
Feb 22 - 6:53 PM

Caron Butler scored 20 points in a start against the Bulls on Friday with four rebounds, three assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

It was a good night for the Butlers with Jimmy scoring 30. Butler has a very good chance to start over Tayshaun Prince, but he's very unlikely to play over 30 minutes too often. Even if he does, he only has per-36 minute averages of 9.7 points, 4.8 boards, 0.9 steals and 1.6 treys this season. That's not going to get it done for most owners.
Feb 21 - 12:52 AM

With Tayshaun Prince and Reggie Jackson unavailable for the Pistons on Friday, Caron Butler and Spencer Dinwiddie will start for Detroit.

Butler could stick in the starting lineup going forward, while Dinwiddie will give way to Jackson once he's ready to go for his new team. Butler's age and health are concerns, but he could get hot for a couple weeks if he's getting heavy minutes for Stan Van Gundy.
Feb 20 - 12:35 PM

Caron Butler's back spasms will sideline him vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

This makes two straight DNPs for Caron, who'll have the entire All-Star break to heal before Detroit's next game on Feb. 20. His absence doesn't have a big impact in fantasy leagues, though it opens up a few more minutes for reserves Anthony Tolliver, Jodie Meeks and Jonas Jerebko.
Feb 11 - 6:07 PM

Caron Butler (back spasms) will miss Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

This won't cause any tidal waves across the fantasy landscape as Butler is only averaging 6.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists over his last four games. The 34-year-old has seen his role steadily diminish recently and doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Feb 10 - 11:36 AM

Caron Butler was scoreless again on Monday, missing both of his shot attempts in just eight minutes of action.

He's 0-of-8 from the field over the past three games and has seen his role steadily dwindle over the past 10 days. Even deep-league owners should have better options on the waiver wire.
Jan 19 - 6:30 PM

Caron Butler played 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He had a minor hammy tweak on Monday and missed practice on Tuesday, but everything seems to be fine. Coach Stan Van Gundy is a bit unpredictable with his rotation, but Caron won't be playing major minutes.
Jan 14 - 10:24 PM

Caron Butler (hamstring) is available to play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He did not return in the second half of Tuesday's game and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play Butler has been injury prone, so he could have his minutes held in check.
Jan 14 - 6:27 PM

Caron Butler (hamstring) sat out of practice on Tuesday, and his status is unknown for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

He missed the second half of Monday's game after dealing with tightness in his hamstring, so it's definitely possible that he sees some time on the sidelines. Coach Stan Van Gundy hinted that Cartier Martin may step back into the rotation should Butler sit out, but both players can be ignored in most fantasy leagues for now. We will update Butler's status when we know more.
Jan 13 - 7:09 PM

Caron Butler made 6-of-14 shots to finish Tuesday's home loss with 13 points, seven boards, two assists and two steals.

He played 29 minutes and had the team's best +/- rating at +6, but his performance wasn't enough to snap Detroit's losing skid. Butler has six double-digit scoring games all season and simply isn't worth owning outside of the deepest leagues.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Caron Butler scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (3-of-5 3PTS, 7-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

Butler does this every once in a while but not enough to be owned in most 12-14 team formats.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Caron Butler hit 5-of-8 shots (including three treys) for 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

And he's just as likely to go 2-for-7 with six points in the next one. When you add up all of the peaks and valleys he has late-round value in 9-cat leagues and in 8-cat leagues he's right on the cut-line for 12-team standard formats. Altogether, he's a much better fit for deeper formats.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 01:59:00 AM

Caron Butler cooled off on Saturday with just five points, one rebound and two assists in 16 minutes during the Pistons' home loss.

Butler was unconscious vs. the Wolves on Saturday, making a variety of difficult shots to finish with 24 points on 10-of-14 FGs, including four 3-pointers. That may very well be his season-high in scoring and fantasy owners are advised to avoid him in typical 12-team and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 12:09:00 AM

Caron Butler had his long-distance plan working on Thursday with 24 points, eight rebounds and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Wolves.

He started out 0-of-3 in the first half, but was knocking down open looks throughout the second half. Butler is going to split time at small forward with Kyle Singler, so a big line like this one won't be a regular thing. He's still a decent low-end option in deeper leagues.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3John Lucas
4Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Caron Butler
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Miller
PF1Greg Monroe
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shawne Williams
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony