Caron Butler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Caron Butler doesn't hold back on his time with the Kings this year

    Sactown Royalty "One of the many weird subplots of the season involved veteran Caron Butler, who surprisingly signed a two year deal (second year being a player option) with the Kings this past summer instead of joining a playoff team in search of a ring like many other veterans near the end of their career...." April 23

  • Lights, camera, life story: Actor Mark Wahlberg joins Caron Butler on movie project

    Racine Journal-Times "They hit it off almost immediately. About five years ago, Caron Butler and Mark Wahlberg were introduced to each other in Los Angeles. The respect they had for the other was mutual: Butler was an established National Basketball Association player and Wahlberg was an ascending..." March 14

  • Caron Butler got Mark Wahlberg to produce his biopic, hopes Michael B. Jordan plays him

    Sporting News "Mark Wahlberg has had his hand in a number of sports series and movies including the “The Fighter," "Ballers," and “Invincible," but now the Hollywood star will use his talents to produce a movie about the life of two-time NBA All-Star Caron Butler. Wahlberg became enamored with Butler's story..." March 08

  • Will the Kings waive Caron Butler?

    Sactown Royalty "One of the earliest trade rumors that came out this season for the Kings involved Caron Butler. ESPN's Marc Stein reported early in January that the team had promised Butler a trade to a team in which he could be involved in a larger role. While Butler's leadership in the locker room has been..." February 29

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Some trade scuttle: Sacramento remains committed to trading Caron Butler, but word is Bucks, as of now, are leaning against a deal for vet F

  • Kings Will Trade Caron Butler Soon

    Sactown Royalty "In somewhat strange news, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Sacramento Kings will trade Caron Butler soon, either before or after Christmas (has to be one of those, right?) to accommodate his request for playing time. George Karl has substantially shortened his rotation over the last few..." December 17

  • Mark Wahlberg -- In Talks With Caron Butler ... About Hoops Biopic

    TMZ "Mark Wahlberg might be adding another athlete to his entourage ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned that the A-lister is in talks with NBA star Caron Butler about bringing his life story to the big screen. Butler has a brand new book out called "Tuff Juice" -- in which the Sacramento Kings forward..." September 23

  • Caron Butler authors book about journey from streets to NBA

    CSN Bay Area "Former Wizard great Caron Butler has a book coming out in a few weeks, and its title is one that Washington fans will instantly recognize: Tuff Juice. That money moniker was bestowed upon Butler during his run with the Wiz from 2005-2010. Now 35 years old and with the Kings, the two-time..." September 22

  • Caron Butler plans autobiography for October

    Pro Basketball Talk "Caron Butler has been very open about his upbringing — in high school in Racine, Wisconsin, he was a drug dealer. He spent time in jail as a teenager and was caught in the middle of all kinds of violence. He ultimately carved out a long, successful NBA career (he’s now with the Kings) and became..." August 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Milwaukee has traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to Detroit for Caron Butler and Shawne Williams, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Caron Butler wants to return to Pistons; is it mutual?

    Detroit Free Press "The NBA draft and free agency dominate off-season headlines, but the statuses of several players already on the Detroit Pistons' roster are in flux for next season. Veteran small forward Caron Butler, 35, is one such player, with the Pistons holding a $4.5-million contract option. Butler let..." April 21

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Detroit on the brink of signing Caron Butler after Butler's postseason run with Oklahoma City.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Caron Butler is starting in place of Thabo Sefolosha.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    As Caron Butler gets closer to finalizing a decision, Oklahoma City continues to be a strong consideration, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Caron Butler has reached a contract buyout agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Oklahoma City and Miami have emerged as frontrunners to sign Caron Butler, with Chicago and San Antonio in pursuit too, sources tell Yahoo.

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Bucks and Raymond Brothers, agent for Caron Butler, in discussions to buy out Butler's contract.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Caron Butler (left ankle pain) is questionable but will travel with team to Philly later today. Ekpe Udoh (right knee swelling) is out.

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    There are still rumblings Caron Butler and Gary Neal could be headed to Charlotte for Ben Gordon and expiring contract.

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Caron Butler, O.J. Mayo & Ersan Ilyasova are also out tonight. #MILvBOS

  • Caron Butler seeks bigger role, says he wants more than a 'visit'

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Caron Butler welcomed the chance to come home to play for the Bucks. But the 33-year-old veteran and Racine native is not thrilled with a backup role as he plays both at small forward and power forward. Butler said after practice Thursday he will continue to assess the situation as the..." January 18

  • Caron Butler expresses interest in potentially buying Bucks from owner Herb Kohl

    Brew Hoop "An interested party has emerged in the Bucks future ownership plans. It just so happens that he's on the current roster. Ask Bucks fans what they think of the team's current ownership, and most of them would say that they would prefer that current owner and former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl--who..." December 06

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Caron Butler & Ersan Ilyasova are out tonight. #MILvBOS

  • Encouraging news on Ilyasova, Butler

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There was some good news out of the Bucks practice session Tuesday as Ersan Ilyasova and Caron Butler both practiced and are considered probable for Wednesday's home game against the streaking Portland Trail Blazers. Ilyasova has not played since the home opener on Nov. 2 against Toronto when..." November 20

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Coach Drew: Ersan Ilyasova and Caron Butler will return to action tonight. #MILvPOR

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Ilyasova & Butler both practiced again today and are probable for #MILvPOR tomorrow. Knight (hamstring) remains doubtful. Per @BucksPR.

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    #Bucks forward Caron Butler has mild sprain of his left shoulder, MRI reveals. Likely to miss a few games but avoided serious injury.

  • Bucks' Caron Butler fined $15,000 for making an obscence gesture

    CBS Sports "The NBA has fined Bucks forward Caron Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture in their win over the Celtics on Friday. The Bucks won 105-98. Butler's fine is the second of this nature the league has handed out this season, having tagged Andray Blatche for $15,000 already" November 06

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    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks

    Tonight's starters: Knight, Mayo, Butler, Middleton & SANDERS! #MILvNYK

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    Caron Butler (ankle) returned to practice for the #Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova did some shooting off the dribble. He says he's at 80 percent.

  • Caron Butler leads Bucks to first exhibition victory, 105-95 over Knicks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Caron Butler said he texted Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earlier Wednesday and asked him if he was coming to the preseason game at the Resch Center. Rodgers showed up with a good number of his Packers teammates in courtside seats to watch the Milwaukee Bucks play the New York..." October 24

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Larry Drew on Caron Butler: "In Los Angeles he was the third or fourth option. That won't be the case in Milwaukee."

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    One source close to talks tells ESPN that Caron Butler has been informed that he will indeed wind up with Bucks. Teams hashing out details

  • Sources indicate Bucks, Suns working on Caron Butler deal

    Racine Journal-Times "Caron Butler has periodically dreamed about some day playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. That’s certainly understandable considering Butler was born and raised in Racine and followed the fortunes of the Bucks ever since he was a child. Now 33 years old and having played 11 years in the National..." August 29

  • Suns agree to trade Caron Butler to Bucks for Smith, Kravtsov

    Arizona Republic "Caron Butler donned a Suns uniform at a public unveiling of the new duds two weeks ago and that looks like it will be the only time he will be seen in it. The Suns have agreed to trade Butler a Racine Wis. native to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Ish Smith and center Slava Kravtsov about..." August 29

  • Caron Butler embraces leading Suns, Beasley "Eric Bledsoe the 23-year-old point guard brimming with star potential won the headlines in the Phoenix Suns’ July trade with the Los Angeles Clippers. But it might be the veteran in the deal 33-year-old forward and by far the club’s elder statesmen Caron Butler who proves most valuable in this..." August 23

  • Clippers land J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley in three-team trade; Suns get Eric Bledsoe

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement on a three-team trade that will send J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley to L.A., league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Suns will receive Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe and forward Caron Butler while the Bucks – who..." July 02

    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

  • Magic GM: Haven't talked trade with Clippers in 3 weeks

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan on Wednesday refuted reports that his team is on the verge of a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers that would involve Orlando’s Arron Afflalo and L.A.’s Eric Bledsoe as the deal’s centerpieces. “We haven’t had a drop or an ounce of communication with..." June 27

    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • Report: Andrew Nicholson could be involved in Eric Bledsoe trade

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers continue to work on a trade which would bring Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe to Orlando, reports Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD. The Clippers are doing their part to ensure that they're getting the best possible return for the 23-year-old former Kentucky..." June 25

  • Clippers' Forward Butler sits second half vs. Grizzlies with sore knee "Clippers forward Caron Butler is out for the second half of Saturday night's game with the Memphis Grizzlies with a sore right knee. Butler played only 9 minutes, 2 seconds of the first half. He missed both shots he attempted and had one rebound with two steals." April 13

  • Caron Butler to play Sunday

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler practiced Saturday for the second time since he suffered a left elbow strain last week and will start Sunday when the Clippers play the New York Knicks. Butler was wearing a protective sleeve on his left elbow as he went through practice but didn't have..." March 17

  • Clippers turned down Trevor Ariza/Caron Butler swap at last minute

    SB Nation "The Clippers and Wizards had a trade in place that would have swapped Los Angeles' Caron Butler and Washington's Trevor Ariza, but Clippers owner Donald Sterling decided to nix the trade on the morning of last Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to's David Aldridge. Reportedly, the..." February 25

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    Chris Broussard @

    If Boston wants WGreen, RTuriaf & C Butler, sure the Clips front office will take KG, but not for Bled & Jordan.

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    Ken Berger @

    Clippers' Caron Butler (back) will be a game-time decision tonight in Philly. Medical staff wants to see how he responds to treatment today.

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    Ian Begley @

    Caron Butler is out for the Clippers with a sore back.

  • Butler says Clippers getting desperate for a win

    Orange County Register "It's only 14 games into the season for the Clippers, but Caron Butler knows what the team has to do – and has to do soon. "We need a win," Butler said. Butler said it two more times after Tuesday's practice. After losing four in a row, the Clippers and Butler are approaching Wednesday's tilt..." November 28

  • Butler said he came 'extremely close' to signing with Spurs

    San Antonio Express-News "Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler came close to signing with the Spurs as a free agent before the start of the season. Butler said he nearly signed with the Spurs after an impressive courtship from Gregg Popovich and the team's management. "As a free agent, I was extremely close to..." May 15

  • Caron Butler inspires teammates in Game 3

    Los Angeles Times "Chris Paul thought Caron Butler was "crazy" for playing in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series against Memphis with a fractured left hand. Paul also said he had to commend Butler for gutting out 22 minutes of pain Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Butler was injured in the third..." May 06