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Caron Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 217
College: Connecticut
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Caron Butler scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 6-of-9 shots (including three treys) with three rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.
Butler got hot on last Tuesday against the Kings and this is what a good night looks like for him, but be sure you check his game log before you gamble on him for Wednesday's game. Russell Westbrook will likely be back for that one, too, so there will be less touches to go around. Apr 14 - 11:15 PM

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Caron Butler hit 8-of-10 shots and 6-of-6 3-pointers for 23 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's easy win over the Kings.

Butler tends to get hot like this occasionally, but hasn't been a must-start player since arriving in Oklahoma City. In fact, he's on the Marcus Thornton plan, scoring 23, 5, 13, 4 and 15 points in each of his previous five games. And with Thabo Sefolosha back in action for OKC, consistency could be even more of an issue for Butler down the stretch.
Apr 9 - 12:45 AM

Caron Butler scored all 15 of his points on his five 3-pointers vs. the Jazz on Sunday, making 5-of-8 from the field with two boards and one assist in 26 minutes.

All three of his misses came from inside the arc and his efficient line got him to 39.7 percent from deep with the Thunder this year. If Butler can continue making shots at that rate, he'll certainly find himself being a key contributor during OKC's title run. He's a low-end option in fantasy leagues with just three games this week.
Mar 30 - 6:06 PM

Caron Butler came back to Earth on Tuesday with 10 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He is coming off a 23-point game on Monday thanks to some garbage time and he was right back near his average with his new team. In his 10 previous games, Butler averaged 9.6 points, 5.3 boards and 1.4 steals in 27.9 minutes. His owners should have their expectations in this neighborhood.
Mar 26 - 12:08 AM

Caron Butler is feeling more comfortable in Oklahoma City's system.

Butler has only played 10 games with the Thunder, but is already feeling at home with his new team. "I'm just getting into a rhythm," he said. "My teammates are doing a great job of finding me in flow, and I'm starting to get a little more familiar with my game and understanding where I like the ball at." The 34-year-old has played at least 22 minutes in all 10 of his games with the Thunder and is averaging 10.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games. His output has been a bit inconsistent from game to game, but Butler should prove to be a valuable asset to fantasy teams in need of 3-pointers and steals down the home stretch.
Source: ESPN
Mar 25 - 10:42 AM

Caron Butler scored 23 points off the bench in Monday's blowout win, hitting 10-of-19 shots (including three treys) with four rebounds and no other stats in 29 minutes.

The Thunder want Butler to be aggressive and he fits the team's narrative that veteran old guys are going to lead OKC to the promised land. He has hit just 36.8 percent of his shots over the last seven games, with averages of 10.9 points, 2.3 treys, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per contest. That's good for late-round value in 9-cat leagues where he's averaging just 0.4 turnovers per game and in 8-cat leagues he's a deep league play at best.
Mar 25 - 1:25 AM

Caron Butler logged 22 minutes vs. the Mavs on Sunday but scored only seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, with two rebounds, one assist and one block.

He's now shooting a combined 18-of-51 from the field in March (35.3 percent), which is reason enough to avoid him in standard leagues unless you're desperate for 3-pointers (2.0 per game). He's adding a mere 1.0 assists and 0.4 steals this month, reducing him to a one-category specialist.
Mar 16 - 10:08 PM

Caron Butler is averaging 27 minutes per game since being acquired by the Thunder.

Butler's 27 minute per game average since being acquired is fourth on the team during that span behind Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka. However, Tough Juice is only averaging 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers in his four games with the Thunder. Butler has value in deeper fantasy leagues due to his minutes, but his is a case where his real-life basketball value trumps his fantasy basketball value.

Caron Butler played 29 minutes and hit three 3-pointers for 11 points and five rebounds on 4-of-10 shooting Tuesday.

Reggie Jackson had nine points, one assist, one steal and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes, and while Butler has been inconsistent, he looks like the better fantasy play if you're weighing the two options.
Mar 12 - 12:04 AM

Caron Butler hit 4-of-11 shots off the bench on Thursday, all of which were 3-pointers, finishing with 14 points, one rebound and one assist in 29 minutes in a loss to the Suns.

The key here is that he played 29 minutes, while starter Perry Jones III played 11 minutes and Reggie Jackson played 18 minutes. Maybe it was a revenge game for Butler, as he had a cup of coffee with the Suns, but it looks like he might end up being the guy to benefit most from Thabo Sefolosha's potentially season-ending calf injury. If you own Jackson, we support dropping him for Butler.
Mar 7 - 12:14 AM

Caron Butler made his Thunder debut on Tuesday with two points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

Coach Scott Brooks said he was going to play Butler 15-24 minutes tonight, but his team did not need their starters much in this game. Perry Jones III seems like a good fit at shooting guard for his length on defense, so Butler will have plenty of inconsistencies in the second unit.
Mar 5 - 12:51 AM

Caron Butler will play between 15-24 minutes for the Thunder on Tuesday, according to coach Scott Brooks.

Perry Jones III will make another start at SG but he doesn't have a lock on the job, and Brooks has already suggested that Butler might overtake him once he's adjusted to his new team. With Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out for roughly 4-6 weeks, Caron could emerge as a reliable source of points and 3-pointers down the stretch for fantasy owners.

Caron Butler will be available to play on Tuesday and coach Scott Brooks said that he may replace Thabo Sefolosha as the Thunder's starting SG.

We assumed that Butler would be a candidate for the job, but it's somewhat surprising to hear Brooks confirm it within hours of Butler's arrival in OKC. Anyone who speculatively picked up Perry Jones III or Jeremy Lamb can safely cut them again. Butler is worth a look as a cheap source of points and 3-pointers, if little else.

Caron Butler is expected to join the Thunder on Monday, but GM Sam Presti wouldn't guarantee his role in the rotation.

"We don't guarantee minutes, so I couldn't speak to how much he'll play or what role he'll play," Presti said. Butler's outlook is improved by Thabo Sefolosha's long-term absence with a strained calf, but even so he should be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Mar 3 - 9:03 AM

Caron Butler is expected to make his debut on Tuesday vs. the Sixers.

It's a nice day to make a debut against the Sixers and he should get some minutes. Butler's arrival is right on time with Thabo Sefolosha going down and he should be asked to take plenty of 3-pointers. Still, he's not really going to have much of an upside with the other scorers on OKC.
Mar 1 - 10:11 PM