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Pistons earn shorthanded win over Bulls

With Reggie Jackson on the bench in street clothes taking in his new team before hitting the court Wednesday against Washington, the Pistons put on a show for their newest teammate Friday night. In fact it was a game that all five Pistons starters scored in double-digits, including Caron Butler and Greg Monroe who each scored 20 as Detroit beat the Chicago Bulls 100-91 in front...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons Inquire About Trading For The Nets’ Joe Johnson

Although the Detroit Pistons are unlikely to make the NBA Playoffs, they still may make a deal before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. One of the rumors circulating is that Detroit is looking to add veteran shooting guard Joe Johnson. Detroit, who would send Brooklyn Brandon Jennings, Jonas Jerebko, Caron Butler and picks, would make this deal […] The post Pistons Inquire About...
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Players In The NBA

Caron Butler (Pistons): 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds in 22.2 minutes (40 games, no starts).
Via Hartford Courant - UConn
January 17, 2015

Fourth quarter dooms Pistons in loss to Magic

The Orlando Magic scored 29 in the third and 29 in the fourth as they handed the Pistons their 8th loss of the season in a 107-93 loss from the Palace. Caron Butler had 20 points and 6 boards for the Pistons while Brandon Jennings finished with 18 points. For Orlando Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 14 rebounds with Evan Fournier and Channing Frye tallying 14 and 12 points, respectively...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler rejoins Van Gundy, hopes to help Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Perhaps more than any other member of the Detroit Pistons, Caron Butler has an idea of what to expect this season from new coach Stan Van Gundy. ''A winning culture,'' Butler said. ''Instilling the right way to play.'' Butler played for Van Gundy in Miami a decade ago, when both player and coach were just starting their careers. Butler was traded by the Heat after the...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Talks About Growing Up In Racine, Cocaine And Playing Ball With Tony Romo

My first introduction to Caron Butler was during his time as a member of the Connecticut Huskies. You see, Caron Butler was the bridge between two epic eras of UConn basketball as the years before Butler was there Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin reigned supreme in Storrs, and winning the 1999 National Championship in the […] The post Caron Butler Talks About Growing Up In Racine...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Caron Butler on the Hustle

Former UConn Huskies great Caron Butler talks with VICE Sports about growing up in Racine, WI. Here are the descriptions of the videos from VICE Sports as well as Part 1 and Part 2. Running from the police, moving cocaine, and inspiring the community are all on former UConn Huskies SF Caron Butler‘s mind as he takes VICE Sports on a tour of his childhood neighborhood in Racine...
Via Sox and Dawgs
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler on the Hustle Series

VICE Sports follows veteran swingman Caron Butler back to his childhood neighborhood in Racine, Wisconsin to talk about how he turned his drug dealing past into a successful all-star career that he uses to make a positive impact in his old community. The post Caron Butler on the Hustle Series appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Talks Drug Dealing As A Kid In VICE Interview

Caron Butler, the recently Detroit Pistons signee, takes a tour through his childhood neighborhood in Racine, Wisconsin for an interview with VICE Sports. [Vice Sports] The post Caron Butler Talks Drug Dealing As A Kid In VICE Interview appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Detroit Pistons: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Moves made Hired Stan Van Gundy as head coach and president of basketball operations Signed Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin, Caron Butler, Aaron Gray Drafted Spencer Dinwiddie Declined Chauncey Billups’ team option Strongest: Hiring Stan Van Gundy Almost all of the above moves...
Via HoopStuff
August 03, 2014  |  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
July 15, 2014  |  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...
Via HoopStuff
July 14, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 14, 2014  |  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...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 14, 2014  |  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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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Caron Butler signs with the Pistons

photo credit:http://photopin.com 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...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 14, 2014  |  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
July 13, 2014  |  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.
Via RealGM
July 13, 2014  |  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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
July 05, 2014  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
July 03, 2014  |  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 […]
Via Project Spurs
July 02, 2014  |  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...
Via Pass The Pill
June 15, 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...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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