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Caron Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 217
College: Connecticut
Contract: view contract details

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Caron Butler said he's feeling good about the Kings chances this season after a productive team dinner.
"We just talked about laying a foundation about how we want to move forward," Butler said. "And guys said all the right things and kind of aired out some issues that they had. And the participation in the voluntary workouts, we’ve been getting to know each other. I feel like it’s going to be a really good year for us and guys are just buying into winning and that’s what we need." While the dinner may have helped build some cohesion among the Kings, Tuff Juice won't see enough minutes to make a dent in standard fantasy leagues. Sep 22 - 9:58 AM

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Caron Butler officially signed his two-year, $3 million deal with the Kings on Thursday.

Butler has a player option on the second year of his contract. He'll be joining a very crowded rotation, featuring guys like Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli so he's not going to be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 23 - 4:51 PM

Caron Butler has agreed to a two-year, $3 million deal with the Kings with the second year being a player option.

Butler was expected to sign with a contender, so this was pretty surprising. The veteran will be a huge locker room addition to the Kings, as Sacramento has a lot of different personalities to manage. Having said that, Butler will be battling Omri Casspi for minutes off the bench, so he won't be a viable target in fantasy leagues.
Jul 10 - 2:56 PM

The Bucks have officially waived Caron Butler, as expected.

This was the expected move all along, and Butler will now become an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls, Clippers, and Spurs are all said to have interest in Butler, but he won't have any fantasy value regardless of where he lands.
Jun 30 - 5:51 PM

The Bulls, Clippers, and Spurs are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Caron Butler as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Butler is expected to be waived by the Bucks before July 1, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers and Knicks are also said to be in the mix, but given that both those teams are going through a rebuild, it's unlikely that Butler would sign there. Butler is nearing the end of his career, so it's likely he'll sign with a contender in order to chase a championship, but his fantasy value is essentially non-existent after he put in averages of just 5.9 points and 1.1 three-pointers on 40.7 percent shooting during the 2014-15 season.
Source: Real GM
Jun 28 - 4:56 PM

Caron Butler expects to be waived by the Bucks before July 1, at which point he will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Bucks trade of Ersan Ilyasova was to free up cap space, and not to bring on veterans Caron Butler and Shawne Williams. Butler will be free to sign with a team of his choosing once he clears waivers, but after averaging 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 three-pointers during the 2014-15 season, he's not going to be a difference maker on an NBA team. At this point in his career, Butler isn't much more than a veteran presence in the locker room, which isn't something that translates to fantasy value.
Source: ESPN
Jun 12 - 9:46 AM

Caron Butler has been sent to the Bucks as part of the Ersan Ilyasova deal, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

Butler will be competing for minutes with Jared Dudley, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and O.J. Mayo (in addition to Khris Middleton if he's retained as a restricted free agent) in Milwaukee, so his fantasy value is essentially non-existent as a Buck. Butler did make it through 78 games this season, but his averages of 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 three-pointers per game left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He won't be an option in most leagues next season.
Jun 11 - 3:26 PM

Caron Butler said he would like to return to the Detroit Pistons next season.

The ball is in the Pistons' court as the team holds a $4.5 million option on the 35-year-old, but Butler said he'd like to be back in Detroit next year. "I'm in a good situation," he said. "I like where we're at. I like what we've been able to accomplish, being better than we were prior, and I feel like I've got my fingerprints all over these guys. So it's a great opportunity to come back and continue the thing on." While Butler provided veteran leadership to the Pistons, his 2014-15 season averages of 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds will limit his fantasy potential to the deepest of leagues in 2015-16.
Apr 21 - 10:52 AM

Caron Butler scored 19 points on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including six threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

This is a classic out-of-nowhere explosion for Butler, and with Stan Van Gundy talking about getting the younger guys going after the game we're pretty sure that doesn't apply to Tough Juice. Tap him at your own risk.
Apr 14 - 12:05 AM

Caron Butler is hoping to remain with the Pistons next season.

Butler has a $4.5 million team option for next year, and that is a lot of money to pay for "veteran presence." Butler called the Pistons his "boys, they're my brothers," and while Stan Van Gundy really likes what Butler brings to the table, the two sides could revisit a new deal if Detroit decides the current price tag is too rich.
Apr 13 - 11:11 AM

Caron Butler was benched to begin the second half of Sunday's game, finishing scoreless with two rebounds in just 10 minutes of action.

Butler's ability to space the floor is the only conceivable reason he's in the Pistons' starting lineup, but tonight's disappearing act is a reminder that he's useless for fantasy purposes. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Apr 12 - 7:17 PM

Caron Butler was invisible in 17 minutes during Sunday's game, missing his only shot attempt to finish scoreless with two assists and zero rebounds, steals or blocks.

The 35-year-old Butler is logging limited minutes and he's only starting because Tayshaun Prince (six points in 24 minutes) is his toughest competition at small forward. Occasional bursts of scoring and 3-pointers aren't enough for Butler to sustain value outside of very deep leagues.
Mar 29 - 8:51 PM

Caron Butler (knee) will start against the Magic on Friday.

He left Tuesday's game with a minor knee issue and should be fine for tonight. Butler will likely get plenty of shots from the outside as the floor-spacing guy i the offense.
Mar 27 - 6:53 PM

Caron Butler exited Tuesday's game with an apparent left knee injury, finishing with six points, two 3-pointers and one rebound in 14 minutes.

He walked off with ice on his left knee and we'll pass along updates once more information is available. If Butler is forced to miss any games, starting Friday in Orlando, Tayshaun Prince would likely step into the starting SF role for Detroit.
Mar 24 - 10:46 PM

Caron Butler scored 20 points on 7-of-11 from the field against the Bulls on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He was great tonight and was the most efficient scorer on the floor with his 84.2 true shooting percentage. Butler did only score a combined 12 points in his previous three games, so we'll have to see it again. He was also only playing minutes in the high teens. Unless you want some help for Sunday, leave him on the wire.
Mar 21 - 10:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
5Marshall Henderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis