Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How realistic is it, compared to a month ago, that Monroe will take the qualifying offer?â€...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Not Waiting To Build Around Uncertain Core

The Greg Monroe restricted free agency process appears to have shown little progress. The Pistons still seem hopeful that they will bring the skilled big man back to Detroit, but they have received little assurance that the feeling is mutual, and they have not shown a desire to alleviate the situation by trading Josh Smith in the fastest way possible. In spite of the offseasonâ€...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Meeks, Butler, Augustin fit into Van Gundy's mold for Pistons' roster

AUBURN HILLS -- Before the NBA draft, Stan Van Gundy laid out the first steps of his plan for rebuilding the Pistons. As of Tuesday, most of that mission has been accomplished. One day after introducing Jodie Meeks to the local media, Detroit brought in Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin. All three are players that fit nicely into the mold Van Gundy plans to use for the new roster. Without...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Caron Butler Signing Grade

Detroit Pistons: Caron Butler Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 Seasons and 10 Million Wow this wasn’t expected, I really thought that Butler would sign with a contender for about the minimum, likely the Thunder, as he is a veteran who has made more than 77 million dollars in the NBA, but it’s hard to blame somebody for taking 10 million...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons News: Detroit to sign DJ Augustin, Caron Butler

The Detroit Pistons ranked 29th in the NBA in three-point percentage last season, shooting just 32% from deep. Stan Van Gundy, the new Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Pistons, is doing everything he can to make sure that improves.Detroit started things off by signing Jodie Meeks to a three-year, $19 million deal. The shooting guard is coming of a season...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons add Caron Butler and D.J. Augustin

Last season the Pistons were dreadful when it came to perimeter shooting with a woeful 32.1 percent from beyond the arc which finished just in front of Philadelphia for dead last in the Association. So it was no secret that when Stan Van Gundy was hired to become the team’s new president of basketball operations and head coach one thing that would have to change was how good the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Sign Caron Butler

Caron Butler has signed with the Detroit Pistons, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. He will make $9 million throughout two seasons. The Pistons have also signed Jodie Meeks, Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray this off-season. Buter averaged 10.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game last season.... The post Pistons Sign Caron Butler appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caron Butler signs with the Pistons

photo credit: The Detroit Pistons have officially signed Caron Butler to a 2 year/ $9 million contract. Butler is a great shooting small forward who can provide quality minutes off of the bench backing up Josh Smith. Butler was with the Thunder at the end of last season, and helped them make a deep playoff push. The Pistons are a very young and talented team lacking...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Sign Augustin and Butler

D.J. Augustin has reached an agreement on a two-year, $6 million contract with the Detroit Pistons. He will likely be the back-up to starting PG Brandon Jennings. Last season, Augustin averaged 14.9 points and 5 assists per game with the Chicago Bulls. This was after the Toronto Raptors released him. He averaged more than 30 minutes per game with the Bulls due to an injury to Derrick...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

DJ Augustin, Caron Butler Reportedly Agree to Deals With Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons added two more free-agent pieces late Sunday night. According to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News, the Pistons agreed to deals with ex-Bulls backup point guard D.J. Augustin and former Maverick/Thunder veteran Caron Butler. Augustin’s deal is for $6 million over two years. Butler’s deal reportedly is worth a total of $9 million over that same time span...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Expected To Sign Two-Year, $9M Deal With Pistons

Caron Butler is expected to sign a two-year, $9 million contract with the Detroit Pistons. Butler finished last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Busy Pistons sign F Caron Butler

The Detroit Pistons, minutes after it was announced that they had signed D.J. Augustin, announced that they had signed F Caron Butler to a 2-year $9 million deal with a team option. Butler averaged 10.5 points on 39.4% shooting from deep last season in 56 games split between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Another solid signing on a Sunday night. The Pistons have...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Set to Sign with Pistons

According to ESPN free-agent Caron Butler is closing in on a deal with the Detroit Pistons. Marc Stein is reporting that sources close to the situation are saying that Butler is finalizing a deal with the Piston on Sunday night. Butler is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Detroit franchise that will allow him to reunite with his former coach now Pistons president/coach Stan...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: L.A. on Caron Butler’s shortlist?

Could the purple and gold end up luring a former Laker back to Los Angeles this summer? According to Gery Woelfel from the Racine Journal Times, Butler “is drawing strong interest” from teams around the league, though the 34-year-old will “likely to choose between Heat, Lakers or Spurs.” Obviously, the Heat and Spurs are currently viewed as contenders while the Lakers are...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reach out to Caron Butler

While retaining Trevor Ariza remains their focus after already locking up Marcin Gortat, the Wizards don’t want to be caught stammering in case the free agent swingman chooses to play elsewhere. The Wizards have quietly worked behind the scenes and reached out to several potential replacements, including the last small forward to reach all-star status with the franchise: Caron...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards turn to Caron Butler after Thabo Sefolosha signs with Hawks

Not trying to be left in the cold, the Wizards are now moving to Plan C for a small forward after Thabo Sefolosha signed with the Atlanta Hawks. Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports the Wizards have turned to Caron Butler in the wake of Sefolosha signing, while waiting on a decision from free agent Trevor Ariza. “The [...] The post Wizards turn to Caron Butler after Thabo...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Caron Butler

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the San Antonio Spurs are one of several teams in pursuit of Oklahoma City Thunder free agent Caron Butler. The prospect of heading for San Antonio should have more allure than ever now that they’re back on top again, and Butler would certainly fit well as the latest […]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Caron Butler Looking To Sign With Heat

While Miami Heat fans are undoubtedly interested in where LeBron James ultimately takes his talents, should he choose Miami yet again, he might have a little more help this upcoming season. “Butler indicated during his radio interview that the Miami Heat approached him last season after he had already committed to the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman...
Via Heat Nation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili: Spurs made fun of me after Caron Butler blocked my dunk

What a difference a few weeks make. Some of you may recall a play during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals two and a half weeks ago when Manu Ginobili was rejected hard by Caron Butler on a drive and dunk attempt late in the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The missed […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ish Smith Could Have A Bright Future

(Photo via azcentral) On August 29th, 2013 Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov were traded to the Phoenix Suns for Caron Butler, immediately, Smith had a surprising impact on his new found team, in which he had a career high for assists with 8 in a 104-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Things got even better for Smith when he became the third player to get two 8 or more assist...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Caption the Photo: Ginobli Palms Caron Butler’s Head

When he wasn’t slapping their best player in the face last night, Manu Ginobli was pulling off the Vulcan mind meld on Caron Butler while driving the basket during their Game 5 rout of the Thunder. Palming. @spurs Manu Ginobili vs @okcthunder Caron Butler #OKCvsSpurs #NBAPlayoffs (via @AP) — Sports Photos (@sportsphotos) May 30...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler celebrates three-pointer with phone call to Hasheem Thabeet

As the Oklahoma City Thunder on well on their way to beating the San Antonio Spurs in game three of the Western Conference Finals, Caron Butler decided to dial long distance in the fourth quarter. After hitting a three-pointer, Butler decided to do a “phone call” celebration and Hasheem Thabeet decided to pick up the phone. Check out the SB Nation NBA remix of the clip which...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler's great photobomb on Floyd Mayweather's selfie

Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler photobombed boxing welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather during Friday night's playoff game at the Staples Center against Oklahoma City.Mayweather was taking a selfie in the front row near the scorer's table as Butler was waiting to sub into the game, resulting in this fantastic photo:H/T TNLP. This post appeared first on Holdout...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Takes Selfie with Floyd Mayweather Before Checking In

Is Caron Butler the newest addition to Floyd Mayweather’s ‘The Money Team’? It seems he might be after taking this selfie with Mayweather before checking into Friday night’s playoff contest against the Clippers. [@NBALegion] The post Caron Butler Takes Selfie with Floyd Mayweather Before Checking In appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather’s selfie gets photobombed by Caron Butler

It seems that almost everyone with an Instagram/Twitter/Facebook account has taken a selfie at one time or another. Last night during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game three victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather wanted to get his selfie on. Since Floyd was taking the selfie near the Thunder bench, Caron Butler decided to get into the shot and pull off...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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