Bucks and Caron Butler are negotiating for a buy out: Heat possible destination if the deal pushes through


Caron Butler had a terrific career in the NBA that soared when he starred for the Wizards before.
The Wizards' big three at that time are Butler, Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas, who carried the Wizards every year through the Playoffs.


Just recently, Jamison's contract with the Atlanta Hawks was bought out after acquiring him from the Clippers. Jamison right now has no team and their are indications that it might be the end of his brilliant career.

Butler went home this season to Wisconsin (he was born in Racine) to play for the Bucks to end his career. Except the Bucks season has turned into an unmitigated disaster and at this point a veteran like Butler doesn’t want to be part of a rebuilding project (or babysitting Larry Sanders).

Also, Butler is struggling this season with injury problems.

Contract Buy-out

The Bucks and Butler are negotiating a buyout, reports Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times.

If a deal is reached and Butler can clear waivers several teams would be interested.

According to the Miami Herald the Heat players would welcome Butler back and the team is known to be looking for a three who can help keep Dwyane Wade’s minutes down and play well in the playoffs. San Antonio among other teams may also have interest.

Butler isn’t the player he once was — he’s a low-efficiency shooter (38.7 percent overall) who also is not much of an on-ball defender anymore. The question is if you took him on a team where he didn’t have to carry as much offense (usage percentage of 23.8 in Milwaukee, his highest since 2009) could he improve his efficiency?
Some contender will take a bet that he can if this buyout is completed.

Butler's Career
Butler was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, where he suffered through a rough childhood.

Only few knew that he was a drug dealer at age 11 and arrested 15 times before the age of 15. Caron discovered his love for basketball while at the detention center. Butler played in AAU basketball in '98 and '99. After a brief career at Racine Park High School, he enrolled at Maine Central Institute where he was successful enough to receive a scholarship to play at UConn for coach Jim Calhoun for two years.

Butler was a lottery pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, selected with the 10th overall pick by the Miami Heat. He is remembered for his comments on draft day after nine teams passed over him, saying that he was going to make them pay for the rest of his career

They certainly pay as he became an All-Star with the Wizards.

Before the 2005–06 season, the Lakers traded Butler and Chucky Atkins to the Washington Wizards for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit. Butler later signed a 5-year, $46 million deal with the team. He became part of Washington's new "Big 3", a trio made up of teammates Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison. 

Butler was nicknamed "Tough Juice" by coach Eddie Jordan for his aggressive and passionate play, epitomized by Butler's 20 rebounds in the Game 6 loss of opening-round series against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Tough Juice", who was sidelined with a hip injury, was selected as a reserve for the East in the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana but was forced to sit out.

On December 9, 2011, Butler signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. During two seasons as a starter with the Clippers, he helped the team reach the playoffs twice.

On July 10, 2013, Butler was traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Eric Bledsoe in a three-way trade that had both Jared Dudley from the Suns and J. J. Redick from the Milwaukee Bucks join the Clippers and two different second round picks being sent to the Bucks.

On August 29, 2013, the Suns traded Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov

NBA Ring

Butler has still gas in his tanks and he still pursuing of a possible elusive NBA ring which he might can have if the buy out pushes through and the Heat would be his best possible destination.

He will be a great back-up to both James and Wade.

We will still wait for his decision in the coming days for what is best to end his career in the NBA.


Bucks and Caron Butler are negotiating for a buy out: Heat possible destination if the deal pushes through Bucks and Caron Butler are negotiating for a buy out: Heat possible destination if the deal pushes through Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 2/26/2014 Rating: 5

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