|21st September, 2004||CBA||Drafted 28th overall in the 2004 CBA College Draft by Sioux Falls Skyforce.|
|4th October, 2004||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.|
|25th October, 2004||NBA||Waived by Minnesota.|
|2nd November, 2004||CBA||Draft rights traded by Sioux Falls Skyforce to Great Lakes Storm in exchange for the draft rights to Andre Brown (#3) and a 2005 first round pick (#7, Stephen Graham).|
|11th November, 2004||CBA||Signed a one year contract with Great Lakes Storm.|
|27th February, 2005||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2006 with New York.|
|12th July, 2006||NBA||Signed a three year, $6.9 million offer sheet with San Antonio. Included team option for 2008/09.|
|19th July, 2006||NBA||New York declined to match offer sheet.|
|12th July, 2007||NBA||Traded by San Antonio, along with the draft rights to Luis Scola, to Houston in exchange for Vassilis Spanoulis, a 2009 second round pick (#53, Nando de Colo) and cash.|
|29th October, 2007||NBA||Waived by Houston. 2008/09 team option concurrently declined.|
|22nd September, 2016||PBL||Signed a one year contract with Kentucky Mavericks.|
|July 2004||Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)|
|October 2004||Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)|
|November 2004 - February 2005||Great Lakes Storm (CBA)|
|February 2005 - June 2006||New York Knicks (NBA)|
|July 2006 - July 2007||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|July 2007 - October 2007||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|July 2008||Charlotte Bobcats (Summer League)|
|September 2016 - June 2017||Kentucky Mavericks (PBL)|
March 19, 2013
Jackie Butler - Butler was thrown in to the Luis Scola trade of 2007, waived by the Rockets, and never played again. It appears he retired at the age of only 22. Then again, in that time, Butler managed to be a McDonald's All-American, the CBA rookie of the year, and an NBA champion. Perhaps he felt he'd achieved everything. Since his retirement, Butler cannot be traced.
January 5, 2011
Jackie Butler - It has now been four years since Jackie Butler last took the floor in a professional basketball game. And yet strangely, he is still only 25. Butler makes this list anyway because athletic, scoring bigs like he was are permanently difficult to find. But not as difficult to find as Jackie Butler currently is.
July 30, 2010
Jackie Butler - Butler hasn't played, anywhere, since the end of the 2006-07 season. And when he did play, he had only two good months. Butler is 6'11, athletic enough and can score the ball, but he does not rebound, defend, or stay in shape. Or stay in work.
January 10, 2010
- Jackie Butler
Jackie Butler has disappeared off the map. It was two and a half years ago that the Rockets released him in preseason despite his guaranteed contract, and he has not signed anywhere else since. His only scheduled appearance was at the Vegas Summer League in 2008 with the Charlotte Bobcats, but he did not turn up. Butler was rumoured as a candidate for a spot in the Chinese Basketball Association this season, but I don't think it ever got beyond the whispers stage, and he is not there now.