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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 played 28 minutes for the Pistons on Tuesday, but missed both his shots and finished with zero points, four rebounds, zero assists and two steals.
Butler could find his way in Detroit and become a solid fantasy option, but he's off to a slow start. Keep a close eye on him the rest of the preseason. Oct 8 - 12:48 AM

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Caron Butler is looking forward to being a leader for the Pistons.

"The opportunity to play quality minutes and be a mentor to these guys, share my experiences and get us over the hump was big," said Butler. The quality minutes part of the quote is interesting as the Pistons are a bit crowded on the wings. Even with playing 27 minutes per game with the Thunder last season while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, he was still able to post ninth-round value while he was there. He could be a late flier for those who missed out on treys during their drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 15 - 5:06 PM

Updating a previous report, the Pistons and free agent Caron Butler have agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth about $9 million.

The second year is a team option. Detroit's new president/coach Stan Van Gundy isn't messing around in free agency, as all four of his signings have been for guards and swingmen who can stretch the court to the 3-point line. CB notched 10.5 points per game last year with 45.8 percent of his shot attempts coming from downtown, but the 12-year veteran is strictly a specialist in fantasy leagues. His signing also leaves the Pistons with a glut at SG/SF and it's increasingly clear that either Josh Smith or Greg Monroe will have to be jettisoned before long.
Jul 13 - 9:40 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder and L.A. Clippers are pursuing free agent Caron Butler.

Butler has been linked to numerous other teams, including the Wizards, Lakers, Heat, and Bulls. While most of the NBA is waiting for the LeBron and Carmelo decisions to come down, teams looking to add a veteran small forward have been inquiring about Butler. He played for both the Bucks and Thunder last season, and at 34 years old, he is looking to play for a contender next season.
Jul 10 - 4:00 PM

The Wizards have reportedly reached out to unrestricted free agent Caron Butler.

Butler will likely wait to see where LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony land before making a decision on where to sign. Butler, 34, would like to join a contender to chase another ring as his career comes to a close. The Spurs, Heat, and Lakers have also inquired about acquiring the veteran swingman's services, according to sources.
Jul 4 - 11:39 AM

The Lakers, Heat, Bulls and Thunder are reaching out to unrestricted free agent Caron Butler.

He picked OKC over the Heat last year after the Bucks bought him out, but OKC may have some stiff competition to keep him. Butler showed he can still fill it up and even had a 38-point game with the Bucks back on November. He won't be worth drafting on any of the aforementioned teams.
Jul 1 - 10:51 AM

Caron Butler expects LeBron James to remain in Miami.

"I think what [James] created in South Beach — all three of those guys — and with free agency looming, and other guys willing to come there and play alongside the Big 3, I don’t see him going anywhere," Butler said. Butler also indicated that Miami approached him last season after he had already committed to OKC, otherwise, he may have contemplated making the move to South Beach.
Jun 27 - 4:22 PM

Caron Butler moved back to the bench in Monday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

Coach Scott Brooks went back with Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup and Butler was off his game. He missed easy shots and he made just 1-of-7 from the field overall. Butler shot just 34.0 percent from the field in the opening round and he might see less than 25 minutes in Game 2 on Wednesday.
May 6 - 12:28 AM

Caron Butler will start in place of Thabo Sefolosha on Thursday night in Game 6.

The Grizzlies are expected to go with a smaller lineup during this game, so taking away the perimeter defense of Sefolosha is a risky move. Butler is coming off a nice 15-point game on Tuesday and coach Scott Brooks is looking for a little more offense here. Thabo is active and he might see very little playing time since he's not really been able to provide much punch in the second unit.
May 1 - 7:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
6Josh Bostic
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray
3Hasheem Thabeet
4Joel Anthony