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Rasual Butler | Guard/Forward | #18

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 205
College: La Salle
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (24) / MIA
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The Wolves will sign Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed deal.
While it's just a training camp deal, it's worth noting that Butler made the Pacers, Wizards and Spurs over the past three seasons by impressing in camp. He has a decent chance to make the final 15-man roster, but he's not going to be relevant in fantasy leagues. Sep 22 - 10:42 AM

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The Timberwolves are considering giving a training camp invite to Rasual Butler.

"[Butler] was in for a couple days," Thibodeau said regarding a workout Butler had with Minnesota in early September. "So we’ll make a final decision in the next day or so." Butler may be able to hook on with the Wolves to serve as a veteran presence in the locker room, but his fantasy value will be non-existent in Minnesota.
Sep 21 - 1:17 PM

The Wolves are expected to bring in Rasual Butler for a workout.

After playing 46 games with the Spurs, the team waived him to make room for Kevin Martin back in March. Butler only had two double-digit scoring games last year and likely wouldn't be in the rotation on almost any team.
Sep 3 - 8:21 PM

The Spurs have reportedly waived Rasual Butler in order to make room for Kevin Martin on the roster.

Butler wasn't worth owning before this report, and there are not much fantasy implications here. Martin will offer some backcourt depth to the Spurs, but it's unlikely he'll be able to produce standard league value while fighting for minutes with Danny Green and Manu Ginobili.
Mar 9 - 1:10 PM

Rasual Butler scored eight points with one rebound and one block in 20 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He picked up most of Kawhi Leonard's minutes tonight. With Kawhi likely out on Friday, Butler could get minutes in around 20 again. He's obviously only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Feb 19 - 1:12 AM

Rasual Butler scored seven points with five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers on Monday in 27 minutes.

He returned from a two-game absence and saw some extra run with Kawhi Leonard (illness) out. Butler has very little value in almost any league.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 09:28:00 PM

Rasual Butler will play against the 76ers on Monday.

He should get some playing time with Kawhi Leonard (illness) out. Butler is not a fantasy option in almost any league.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Rasual Butler (personal) is inactive for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs.

He's averaging 9.0 minutes per game this season, so his absence won't impact San Antonio's rotation. Butler is not a fantasy asset.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:48:00 PM

Rasual Butler called the Spurs the "gold standard of the NBA."

"To have the opportunity to be part of this culture; to play for Coach Popovich just the way that we play the game is a huge deal for me. It’s very exciting to be a part of this," he said. Butler has fought and clawed to remain in the league, and it's a credit to his hard work and perseverance that he won a spot on the Spurs' regular season team after being left for dead as a training camp invite.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Rasual Butler will make the Spurs' 15-man roster for the regular season.

Butler was a steady veteran presence off the Wizards' bench last season with averages of 7.7 points, 2.6 boards and 1.2 3-pointers per game in 75 appearances, so it's not a surprise that he made the team over players such as Jimmer Fredette and Reggie Williams. He will have a limited role in San Antonio while the team is at full strength, so fantasy owners don't have to pay him any attention.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Rasual Butler went scoreless in 14 minutes vs. the Hawks, missing all six of his field goal attempts.

The veteran swingman is auditioning for a spot on the Spurs' roster, and he may be directly competing with Jimmer Fredette (four points in 15 minutes). Butler's biggest selling point is his shooting, so tonight's dud doesn't bode well.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Rasual Butler called it a "no-brainer" to join the Spurs for training camp.

Despite San Antonio having 14 players projected to be on the opening night roster already, Butler didn't hesitate in signing with the Spurs. "You know they’re going to be fighting for something special every year. It’s not often you have the opportunity to be a part of something like that."
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Rasual Butler said he's not worried about training camp cuts and will let his play do his talking for him.

Butler is likely fighting for the Spurs final roster spot with Jimmer Fredette, but the 36-year-old said he's going to worry about that scenario. "Only thing I can control is how hard I can work, how smart that I do things and go out there and give good effort everyday," Butler said. The veteran faces is a long shot to survive the Spurs final cuts and can be left undrafted in all fantasy leagues.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 09:27:00 AM

The Spurs have signed Rasual Butler for training camp.

Butler was reported to be drawing interest from San Antonio in late August, but he'll face an uphill battle to claim a roster spot on a loaded Spurs roster.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:39:00 AM

The Pelicans are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Rasual Butler.

Butler worked out for the Pelicans on Wednesday, and with the team rather thin at the shooting guard position, it's possible Butler can earn himself a roster spot in New Orleans. While he would add some depth to the Pelicans' backcourt, he wouldn't have a large enough role to warrant the attention of owners in standard leagues.
Source: NOLA.com
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
4John Lucas
5Toure Murry
SG1Zach LaVine
2Rasual Butler
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Brandon Rush
4Tayshaun Prince
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Nikola Pekovic
4Jordan Hill