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Kings Looking To Trade Caron Butler

The Kings have promised small forward Caron Butler that they will trade him in the near future, Marc Stein of reports (Twitter links). The impetus for a potential trade is to send Butler to a team that can offer him more playing time than he currently receives in Sacramento, Stein adds. A deal is expected to be completed within the next two weeks, and the Bucks have emerged as the likely destination for Butler, according to the ESPN scribe’s sources.

Butler played a half-season for the Bucks back in 2013/14 and was briefly on their roster following this year’s Ersan Ilyasova trade. He is earning $1,499,187 for the season, and his contract includes a player option for 2016/17 worth $1,551,659. It’s unclear who or what Milwaukee would send to Sacramento in return for Butler if a deal were to be agreed upon between the two parties. With Eric Moreland likely to miss significant time after suffering a fracture in his left foot today, the Kings could look to add some depth in the frontcourt, though that is merely my speculation.

The 35-year-old has appeared in just eight contests for Sacramento this season, including one start. He is averaging 2.5 points in 10 minutes per game on 39.1% shooting. His career numbers through 13 NBA campaigns are 14.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. His slash line is .434/.349/.847.

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5 thoughts on “Kings Looking To Trade Caron Butler

  1. Connorsoxfan

    Would the Celtics make some sense if they look to add a veteran to their bench and deal from plentiful front court depth? Any possibility he could be a throw in on a Boogie Cousins deal?

    • Arthur Hill

      I think the Celtics would take virtually any throw in to make a Cousins deal happen.

    • Miklo916

      Keep wishing. Kings would have to be blown away on a deal for cousins.

  2. I assumed Butler signed with Sac to be a mentor and not worry about playing time, but I guess not. Should this be true and the Bucks are the frontrunners, I’d expect the Kings get either 2nd rounder or a little-used bench player, like Chris Copeland or Damien Inglis. Plumlee also an option, but I doubt Sacramento takes on a 4th Center.

    • Chuck Myron

      Inglis sprung to mind for me, too.

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