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Caron Butler | Guard/Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 217
College: Connecticut
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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

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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

Caron Butler made another inauspicious start on Tuesday, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

The Pistons' platoon at the forward positions was even uglier with Greg Monroe out tonight, as minutes were spread around between veterans Butler, Anthony Tolliver, Tayshaun Prince and Shawne Williams. None of those guys are appealing rest-of-season options.
Mar 17 - 10:18 PM

Caron Butler started over Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-3 shots for four points, one rebound and one assist in a loss to Golden State.

The Pistons have a big hole at small forward and neither Prince, nor Butler, who are old as dirt, are the answer. Why not just start Jodie Meeks and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope together and be done with it? Yeah, we don't know either.

Caron Butler will start for Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday.

The Pistons lost to the Lakers, so they had to shake things up. Butler could put up decent stats with 25-28 minutes, so keep an eye on him in 14-team leagues.
Mar 11 - 10:16 PM

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

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

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