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Bucks Waive Caron Butler, Shawne Williams

As expected, the Bucks have waived both Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (on Twitter). Earlier this month, Butler told Racine Sports Zone that he was expecting to get waived by Milwaukee.

Butler, 35, is coming off career lows in points (5.9) and minutes (20.8) per game. He nonetheless shot 37.9% on 2.8 three-point attempts per game last season, so he at least still appears to have value as a spot-up shooter.  The ThunderBulls, Clippers, Spurs, Lakers, and Knicks reportedly have interest in the veteran.

Milwaukee acquired Butler and Williams in the Ersan Ilyasova trade earlier this month.  Butler played for the Bucks during the first half of the 2013/14 season.  Williams, 29, played 63 regular season games for the Heat and Pistons last season.  He averaged 5.4 PPG and 2.6 RPG in 17.3 minutes per contest between the two teams.  For his career, Williams has averaged 5.6 PPG and 3.0 RPG in stops with the Pacers, Mavs, Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Heat, and Pistons.

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6 thoughts on “Bucks Waive Caron Butler, Shawne Williams

  1. JD414

    Did this open up more cap space or was it included in what theyve been linked to having

    • benji

      What’s wrong with keeping a veteran. Keeps his nose clean and stays in shape
      Bring back old wisdom.

  2. KnicksCavsFan

    Butler could be an interesting piece for the Cavs to consider as a back up at the SG/SF spot. He’s still a decent post of 3pt shooter despite being a below average shooter overall.

    He probably wouldn’t be my first choice though.

  3. Bucks die hard fan

    Since all the teams want Caron butler, shouldn’t we have kept him and let bucks give thunder, Bulls and etc. a deal for him.

    • Tony C

      NO !!! Even though he was a hometown boy, he didn’t mix well with what Jason Kidd is trying to do, plus he’s an older player. I don’t think Butler wanted to stay either.

  4. rxbrgr

    I wonder why bother waiving Shawne Williams yet. His deal was non-guaranteed through the January guarantee date, so he could have been kept around in case his salary could have been used as potential trade ballast to help aggregate salaries between now and then.

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