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Report: Caron Butler to opt in with Kings for 2016-17

Caron Butler has decided he’d like to spend another year in Sacramento. The 14-year veteran has exercised his player option for 2016-17, which will pay him $1.5 million next season, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. Butler had said he was waiting to see who the Kings would hire as head coach to decide if he’ll play next season. He must have liked the hiring of former Memphis...
Via The Sports Daily
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler: Kings not firing Karl mid-season ‘was deflating’

Sacramento Kings guard Caron Butler lifted the curtain on how he and teammates felt when the franchise decided not to fire George Karl before the All-Star break. Appearing on ESPN’s First Take Friday, Butler said the team’s decision to keep Karl through the remainder of the 2015-16 season hit the players hard.   “As players, from All-Star break and everything, I mean...
Via Sportsnaut
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kings promise Caron Butler they will trade him

The Sacramento Kings have not had much of a use for Caron Butler this season, and they will look to trade him according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein says the Kings will make an effort to trade Butler in the near future to a spot where he can get more playing time. ESPN sources say Sacramento has promised veteran forward Caron Butler that it will trade him in coming days to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA veteran Caron Butler is addicted to Mountain Dew

14 year NBA veteran Caron Butler has had to deal with his fair share of challenges in life. Butler grew up in a rough neighborhood, spent time in jail as minor, and had to work his tail off to become an NBA All-Star.But now Caron Butler is dealing with a new challenge: his severe addiction to Mountain Dew."I'm a Mountain Dew addict," Butler has said in reference to promoting his...
Via Yardbarker
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder's Caron Butler photobombs Floyd Mayweather during Game 3

There's been plenty to smile about for the Oklahoma City Thunder since getting blown out in Game 1. During their Game 3 road win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Thunder forward Caron Butler had a little fun while preparing to check into the game at the scorer's table. Butler noticed he was right in front of Floyd Mayweather as the boxing superstar was taking a selfie.   
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler coming to Oklahoma City just in time

OKLAHOMA CITY - Caron Butler has faced real adversity before. More than a dozen arrests before he was 15 years old. Time spent in prison. As a professional, Butler has had a number of injuries, even one that caused him to miss the Finals with Dallas two seasons ago. And this year? "For those not familiar with me, my name is James Caron Butler," he said Monday afternoon when he was...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks waive forward Caron Butler

The Milwaukee Bucks waived forward Caron Butler on Thursday after agreeing to a contract buyout. The 33-year-old Butler, from Racine, Wis., made 13 starts and appeared in 34 games this season, averaging 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. ''It's been a dream come true to wear the Milwaukee uniform, which so many of my idols growing up wore,'' Butler said in a statement released...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks, Butler agree to buyout

In a move which has been expected for days, one of the Bucks players seemingly happiest about being in Milwaukee agreed to be bought out by the team Thursday. Wisconsin native Caron Butler completed a contract buyout with the Bucks that allows him to become an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed on waivers, a process which takes 48 hours. If unclaimed, he'd be eligible to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Big scoring night especially sweet for Bucks' Butler

MILWAUKEE -- Just two days removed from a root canal, Caron Butler almost didn't play on his bobblehead night. For the Milwaukee Bucks, it's a good thing he did. On the night the announced crowd of 11,266 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center received a bobblehead of his likeness, Butler scored 30 points off the bench to help the Bucks snap their nine-game losing streak with a 104-101...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler happy, but came home to Milwaukee to play more

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The homecoming of Caron Butler hasn't exactly gone according to plan. Brought in to play a major role, Butler has seen his playing time slip and become inconsistent. It's easy to see why, as the Bucks plans have changed drastically since trading for Butler. The team was hoping to compete for the playoffs this season but quickly have their sights set on the future...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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