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Caron Butler
SF - 6'7, 228lbs - 44 years old - 14 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 03/13/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2002
  • Pre-draft team: Connecticut
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2002 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Miami.
2nd July, 2002NBASigned four year, $7,875,777 rookie scale contract with Miami. Included team option for 2005/06.
14th July, 2004NBATraded by Miami, along with Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, a 2006 first round pick (#26, Jordan Farmar) and a 2007 second round pick (#50, Renaldas Seibutis), to L.A. Lakers in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal.
31st October, 2004NBAL.A. Lakers exercised 2005/06 team option.
2nd August, 2005NBATraded by L.A. Lakers, along with Chucky Atkins, to Washington in exchange for a signed-and-traded Kwame Brown and Laron Profit.
31st October, 2005NBASigned a five year, $44,999,900 extension with Washington.
13th February, 2010NBATraded by Washington, along with Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson and cash, to Dallas in exchange for Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross and James Singleton.
9th December, 2011NBASigned a three year, $24 million contract with L.A. Clippers.
10th July, 2013NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by L.A. Clippers to Phoenix, along with Eric Bledsoe, and along with a protected future second round pick to Milwaukee (#55, 2016, Marcus Paige), in exchange for a signed-and-traded J.J. Redick from Milwaukee and Jared Dudley from Phoenix.
29th August, 2013NBATraded by Phoenix to Milwaukee in exchange for Viacheslav Kravtsov and Ish Smith.
27th February, 2014NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
1st March, 2014NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Oklahoma City.
15th July, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $9 million contract with Milwaukee.
11th June, 2015NBATraded by Detroit, along with Shawne Williams, to Milwaukee in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova.
30th June, 2015NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
21st July, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Sacramento. Included player option for 2016/17.
20th June, 2016NBAExercised 2016/17 player option.
4th July, 2016NBAWaived by Sacramento.
Career Moves
2000 - 2002Connecticut (NCAA)
June 2002 - July 2004Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2004 - August 2005L.A. Lakers (NBA)
August 2005 - February 2010Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2010 - June 2011Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
December 2011 - July 2013L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2013 - August 2013Phoenix Suns (NBA)
August 2013 - February 2014Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
March 2014 - June 2014Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015Detroit Pistons (NBA)
June 2015Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2015 - July 2016Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Articles about Caron Butler

January 5, 2011

[...] While Don Nelson was able to get production out of [Devean] George, Donnie Nelson was always his biggest fan. And with Caron Butler suffering a season ending patella tendon injury this week - here's a picture of him going for surgery - George's luck might not be out yet if the Mavericks have any residual love left for him.

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February 21, 2010

Most obviously salary dumping were the Washington Wizards. If they could find a way of consistently getting the ball over halfcourt, the five that they traded away (Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, Dominic McGuire, DeShawn Stevenson) would own the five they received (Zydrunas Ilgauskas, James Singleton, Quinton Ross, Al Thornton, Josh Howard) so badly that it would need a book written about it. The Wizards traded away the three best players amongst those ten and basically removed their own frontcourt; with buyouts of Ilgauskas and Fabricio Oberto looking inevitable, the Wizards will have only Singleton, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee in the front court. This isn't good. (At least it will mean Flip Saunders has to play McGee, something he's basically avoided all season for no obvious reason.)

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