Posted September 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Caron Butler is expected to provide more than points for a retooled Milwaukee Bucks team that is firmly committed to a young nucleus. Butler was introduced Thursday as a member of the Bucks at a hometown news conference with family, friend and students at Racine Park High School, where he played. ''We talked about trying to build a championship-caliber team and we're really excited about some of the young pieces we have on our roster,'' Bucks general manager John Hammond said. ''And, we're not going to stray from that. But, also at that time, we talked about needing veteran players that can help us in that process. A veteran player that can mentor, a veteran player that can help young guys. We know Caron can do that. ''But, make no mistake, he's here for a lot more than just that. We need him on the floor. We project him to be our starting small forward, project him to play a lot of minutes for our team, project him to help us win games...

Video: Caron Butler gets emotional at homecoming press conference

I’d probably cry too if I got shipped from Los Angeles and wound up in Milwaukee… just kidding. According to Pro Basketball Talk, the Milwaukee Bucks held a special introductory press conference for their new acquisition Caron Butler, at his high school in Racine, Wisconsin, and the whole atmosphere seemed to overwhelm the forward a bit. “I’m a little emotional definitely...

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Bucks add three to coaching staff

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The Eurobasket Tournament in Slovenia has made it through its first day with considerable participation from employees of the Suns. A quick look at the results reveals that the Phoenix player with best opening day was Slava Kravtsov. Yeah, remember him? Kravtsov is the center from Ukraine acquired with Ish Smith from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade that sent Caron Butler back home...

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