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Rasual Butler
SG/SF - 6'7, 215lbs - 44 years old - 13 years of NBA experience
Deceased - Died 31st January 2018
  • Birthdate: 05/23/1979
  • Drafted (NBA): 53rd pick, 2002
  • Pre-draft team: La Salle
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
9th April, 2002USBLDrafted 40th overall in the 2002 USBL Draft by Glens Falls Adirondack Wildcats.
2002 NBA DraftNBADrafted 53rd overall by Miami.
15th August, 2002NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami. Included team option for 2003/04.
17th September, 2002CBADrafted 33rd overall in the 2002 CBA Draft by Yakima Sun Kings.
30th June, 2003NBAMiami exercised 2003/04 team option.
29th July, 2004NBARe-signed by Miami to a two year, $2.5 million contract.
2nd August, 2005NBAAs a part of a five team deal, traded by Miami, along with Kirk Snyder from Utah to New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Roberto Duenas.
26th July, 2006NBARe-signed by New Orleans to a four year, $13.89 million contract.
12th August, 2009NBATraded by New Orleans, along with cash, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for a protected 2016 second round pick (not conveyed).
28th July, 2010NBARe-signed by L.A. Clippers to a one year, $2.4 million contract.
28th February, 2011NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
3rd March, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Chicago.
22nd August, 2011SpainSigned a one year contract with Gran Canaria.
19th September, 2011SpainLeft Gran Canaria.
10th December, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
28th March, 2012NBAWaived by Toronto.
16th January, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Tulsa 66ers.
25th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
26th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
28th September, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
9th March, 2016NBAWaived by San Antonio.
23rd September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
22nd October, 2016NBAWaived by Minnesota.
Career Moves
1998 - 2002La Salle (NCAA)
June 2002 - August 2005Miami Heat (NBA)
August 2005 - August 2009New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
August 2009 - February 2011L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2011 - June 2011Chicago Bulls (NBA)
August 2011 - September 2011Gran Canaria (Spain)
December 2011 - March 2012Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2013Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2013Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2013 - June 2014Indiana Pacers (NBA)
September 2014 - June 2015Washington Wizards (NBA)
September 2015 - March 2016San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
September 2016 - October 2016Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
Articles about Rasual Butler

January 3, 2014

Indiana - Rasual Butler: Butler adds nothing of note to his team, is aged 35, is buried on the depth chart behind much greater talents (especially in light of Danny Granger's return), and has not been a capable player for several years. None of this reconciles with him having his contract guaranteed. Then again, it did not reconcile with him making the roster in the first place, either.

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July 8, 2013

Rasual Butler

Butler returned to the D-League last season in an attempt to springboard himself back into the NBA. He played well, averaging 17.8 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Tulsa 66ers. However, aged 34, the once good athleticism has largely gone, save for flashes. Butler would like to cash in on a reputation as a three-and-D guy, but the reality of his situation is that he's average at both, and only ever was. He has been a sub-par NBA player for years - this isn't meant pejoratively, although it's appreciated that it's hard to take it any other way - and he's not going to reverse that now.

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August 12, 2010

The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;

1) Jason Collins (Atlanta)
2) Marquis Daniels (Boston)
3) Anthony Carter (Denver)
4) Rasual Butler and Craig Smith (L.A. Clippers)
5) Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers; this can be avoided if he invokes his player option for next season concurrent to the trade.)
6) Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo (Miami)
7) Aaron Gray (New Orleans; same as Brown.)
8) Josh Howard (Washington)

Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.

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