15 NBA players who could retire at the end of the season

Every NBA season players come and go. New players are drafted into the league, leading marginalized veterans to be pushed out the league, or into the NBA D-League or somewhere in Europe. There are a select few however who get to choose when their time in NBA has come to a close, and retire on their own terms. Here are 15 NBA players who could retire at the conclusion of the 2015...
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Gilbert Arenas: Caron Butler hid Crittenton's gun, 'snitched' to team

When the autobiography of Sacramento Kings wing Caron Butler came out last week, the story that grabbed everyone's attention was Butler's retelling of the 2011 altercation between Washington Wizards teammates Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton. The incident ended with guns in the Wizards locker room and Arenas being charged with felony gun possession.Last week, Arenas disputed...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn Men's Basketball Insider: Caron Butler's Book A Journey From Bottom To Top

Making a remarkable journey is one thing. Reaching the top, then having it in you to go all the way back and relive the bottom, is another.For former Husky Caron Butler, whose memoir, "Tuff Juice. My Journey From The Streets to the NBA," has gone on sale this week, it was the experience of a lifetime....
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October 09, 2015

Caron Butler recalls Gilbert Arenas-Javaris Crittenton gun incident

Sacramento Kings forward Caron Butler has seen it all throughout his NBA career. But there are some things that he witnessed that he will never forget. Butler wrote an autobiography called “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA,” which was released on Wednesday. Butler talks about a lot of stuff in the book, but one particular issue stuck out the most. Butler talked...
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October 08, 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...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Is Ruled By Mountain Dew

Caron Butler has an autobiography that he’s promoting called “Tuff Juice”. Seems like a great read which features a story about how a police officer made a choice not to convict him for drug distribution when he easily could have. And Butler also discusses addiction in the book … His addiction to Mountain Dew. During his 14 years in the league, numerous players have encouraged...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Caron Butler tells of police officer who saved his life as a teenager

Signing with the Sacramento Kings this offseason might have only been the second biggest part of Caron Butler's summer. The NBA veteran also saw the release of his autobiography, "Tuff Juice," which has earned some pretty famous fans in a few short months, such as vice-president Joe Biden.Butler was at the White House recently for the "Champions of Change Law Enforcement and Youth...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Wahlberg discussing 'Tuff Juice' movie with Kings' Butler

When Tuff Juice, the autobiography by recent Sacramento Kings addition Caron Butler, hit stores this summer, it earned some pretty high-profile fans. Vice-president Joe Biden has been spotted with the book (and alongside Butler). And movie star Mark Wahlberg is now spreading the good word of Juice -- and he's reportedly interested in taking a step beyond that. Butler reportedly told...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Highest honor: Kings' Butler takes photo with VP Biden -- and his book

He's one of the newest members of the Sacramento Kings, but Caron Butler isn't defined by basketball. He's also a published author whose autobiography -- "Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA" -- has earned a number of prominent fans since its release this summer.Among said fans appears to be vice-president of the United States Joe Biden, who took a photo with Butler...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings announce Caron Butler's signing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed veteran forward Caron Butler. The Kings announced Butler's signing Thursday. The deal is for two years and $3 million, with a player option in the second season. Butler averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 20.8 minutes with Detroit last season. The 35-year-old Butler has averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in his 13-year...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Agrees To Two-Year, $3M Deal With Kings

Caron Butler and the Sacramento Kings have agreed upon a two-year, $3 million deal. The contract includes a player option for Butler in the second season. butler spent last season with the Detroit Pistons.
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Caron Butler agrees to deal with Kings

The Sacramento Kings and small forward Caron Butler have agreed to a two-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Caron Butler has agreed to a two year deal with Kings, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2015 Butler was drafted 10th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat.  Butler’s best years were with the Washington Wizards...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers in Constant Contact with Forward Caron Butler

In the midst of a flurry of moves and deals being made on the first official day of free agency, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne has tweeted that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in constant contact with free agent Caron Butler, who was released yesterday by his most recent team, the Milwaukee Bucks. Small nugget, but heard Cleveland has been in constant contact with Caron Butler....
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Caron Butler again

July 2, 2014 headline – Report: Spurs interested in Caron Butler February 27, 2014 headline – Report: Spurs Eyeing Caron Butler Now, Sunday, June 28, 2015, the Spurs reportedly have interest in Butler again according to Shams Charania of Along with San Antonio, the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and New […]
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers Among Teams Interested in Caron Butler

Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Lakers are interested in reuniting with Caron Butler according to RealGM’s Shams Charania. The Bulls, Clippers, Spurs and Knicks are also interested in signing the 35-year-old veteran. The Spurs and Lakers also pursued Caron Butler last off-season, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports. Butler, 35, averaged 5.9 points, 2.5...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Caron Butler Expected To Field Interest From Bulls, Clippers, Spurs, Lakers, Knicks

After his release from the Milwaukee Bucks before July 1, Caron Butler has emerged as a candidate for the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, a league source told RealGM. The Lakers and New York Knicks also expect to make an inquiry on Butler, a 13-year NBA veteran who has averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds for his career. Each of the contending teams -...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Caron Butler sign with the Wizards?

After being traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday, veteran forward Caron Butler could still be on the move.  Butler has a non-guaranteed contract that can be waived by the Bucks before June 30th, which would make him a free agent on the open market. With the Wizards potentially in need of veteran help, would Butler return to Washington D.C., where he...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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September 04, 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...
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July 15, 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...
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