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Caron Butler is leaving Dallas or Los Angeles.
The former Mavericks forward has agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers worth 24 million, reports David Aldridge of NBA.com.
Butler, who was also being pursued by the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets, played in only 29 games last season for Dallas. Butler was averaging 15.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season before rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee on New Year's Day.
Butler went through an extensive rehab in hopes that he could return for the Mavericks playoff run, coming up just short of appearing against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
This will be Butler's second stint in Los Angeles, where he played for the Lakers during the 200405 season after being traded to LA from the Miami Heat as part of a package with Lamar Odom that sent Shaquille O'Neal to Miami.
Dallas acquired Butler from the Washington Wizards in a trade on Feb. 13, 2010. He played in 46 games for the Mavericks over two seasons, averaging 15.1 points per game, just under his 16.6 career average.
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Caron Butler became the third free agent small forward to agree to a contract Thursday, coming to terms on a three-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The agreement came after Shane Battier announced he would sign with Miami, and Tayshaun Prince agreed to a four-year, $27 million with the Detroit Pistons.
"He's a Clipper now," Butler's agent...
Butler is expected to upgrade the Clippers at small forward.Butler is expected to upgrade the Clippers at small forward.
Blake Griffin and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their Playa Vista training facility together for the first time since April and greeted the newest member of the team, free agent Caron Butler, who is back in familiar territory.
The nine-year veteran signed a three-year, $24 million contract on Monday, the first day that teams were allowed to sign free agents. His...
From Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com:
Dallas Mavericks free agent Caron Butler enjoyed his Wednesday morning visit with the archrival San Antonio Spurs so much that he felt compelled to tweet about it.
"Just met with Spurs great visit first class all the way ..." Butler said in his tweet.
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Spurs will use the one-time amnesty clause written...
Former Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract with Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, according to his agent Raymond Brothers.
Butler had also considered San Antonio, New Jersey and Chicago, but ultimately the opportunity to team with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon in Los Angeles proved too enticing.
"He's very excited to be with...
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The post-lockout free agency period has seen teams throw gobs of money at Caron Butler, Tyson Chandler, and Nene, but out in Sactown they’re showing some impressive restraint. The Kings aren’t in any rush to substantial salary commitments to their books, but in their efforts to build up their roster and meet the league’s payroll…
So free agency is open and the whole world is falling to hell. What we thought was the NBA is no more. All sorts of weird things are going on. Dwight is actually wanting to go to New Jersey, CP3 to LA (or not according to Stern), Caron Butler (32 years old) going for 3 [...]
Free agent guard JJ Barea can see the writing on the wall in Dallas, and thinks he won’t be a Maverick by the start of the new season. From ESPN: “Free-agent point guard J.J. Barea said he believes he will be following Tyson Chandler and Caron Butler out of Dallas. ‘It’s not looking good here in Dallas, I don’t think,’ Barea said Tuesday night. ‘I’m disappointed...