Caron Butler # - F/G


  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/03/13
  • POB: Racine, WI
  • Height: 6-7 Weight: 228lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Miami in 2002 (1/10).
  • Current Status: Off season
Year to date561325.339.4%39.4%84%

Career Stats

2013-14Oklahoma CityNBA22027.240.9%44.1%84.2%
2013-14Total Mil/OklNBA561325.339.4%39.4%84%
2012-13LA ClippersNBA787824.142.4%38.8%83.3%
2011-12LA ClippersNBA636329.740.7%35.8%81.3%
2009-10Total Wsh/DalNBA747437.642.8%29%83.8%
2004-05LA LakersNBA777735.744.5%30.4%86.2%

Career Playoff Stats

2013-14Oklahoma CityNBA18223.332.4%35.6%78.6%
2012-13LA ClippersNBA6622.747.8%25%100%
2011-12LA ClippersNBA101026.835.9%25.8%75%
2004-05LA LakersNBA--------------

Scouting Report

AssetsA veteran leader who's still a pretty complete player: a strong scorer, good defender and rebounder, active passer, and a superb free-throw shooter. Versatile, and plays bigger than his height. Provides a settling influence on the court and in the locker room.
FlawsAge and a long history of injuries have taken their toll on his quickness and athleticism. Commits his share of turnovers. Not a great three-point shooter despite his tendency to take a lot of attempts from the arc.
Career potentialAging quality swingman and leader.

Honours and Awards

2010-11NBA - Member of NBA Championship Team
2007-08NBA - Played in the All-Star Game
2006-07NBA - Played in the All-Star Game
2002-03NBA - All-Rookie First Team
2001-02NCAA - The Sporting News All-America Second Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/15Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Pistons to a two-year contract.
2014/03/01Signed as a free agent by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2014/02/27Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.
2014/02/27Missed 2 games (ankle injury).
2014/02/22Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2014/02/18Missed 4 games (ankle injury).
2014/02/05Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2014/01/22Missed 1 game (illness).
2014/01/19Illness, day-to-day.
2013/12/21Missed 12 games (knee injury).
2013/11/29Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2013/11/20Missed 2 games (sprained left shoulder).
2013/11/15Sprained left shoulder, day-to-day.
2013/11/06Fined $15,000 by the NBA.
2013/08/29Acquired from the Phoenix Suns.
2013/07/10Acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers.
2013/03/17Missed 1 game (left elbow injury).
2013/03/13Left elbow injury, day-to-day.
2013/02/13Missed 1 game (sore lower back).
2013/02/11Sore lower back, day-to-day.
2013/01/04Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2013/01/02Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2012/11/23Missed 1 game (strained right shoulder).
2012/11/21Strained right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/05/05Missed the last playoff game (broken left hand).
2012/05/02Broken left hand, sidelined indefinitely.
2012/02/02Missed 1 game (back injury).
2012/02/01Back injury, day-to-day.
2012/01/22Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2012/01/20Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2011/12/09Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Clippers to a three-year contract.
2011/06/13Missed the last 50 regular season games and all 21 playoff games (right knee injury).
2011/01/04Right knee injury, late August.
2011/01/02Right knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2010/11/17Missed 3 games (back spasms).
2010/11/10Back spasms, day-to-day.
2010/04/14Missed 1 game (hip injury).
2010/04/12Hip injury, day-to-day.
2010/03/27Fined $25,000 by the NBA.
2010/02/28Missed 2 games (allergic reaction).
2010/02/24Allergic reaction, day-to-day.
2010/02/13Acquired from the Washington Wizards.
2010/02/05Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).
2010/02/03Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2009/11/27Missed 1 game (sore right ankle).
2009/11/24Sore right ankle, day-to-day.
2009/11/03Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).
2009/10/31Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2009/03/28Missed 7 games (hamstring).
2009/03/15Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/03/07Missed 3 games (hamstring).
2009/03/02Hamstring, day-to-day.
2009/02/08Missed 2 games (flu).
2009/02/04Flu, day-to-day.
2009/01/02Missed 3 games (sprained left ankle).
2008/12/27Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2008/04/19Missed the last 3 games of the regular seasons (sore right knee).
2008/04/12Sore right knee, day-to-day.
2008/04/02Missed 1 game (strained left hamstring).
2008/03/31Strained left hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/03/13Missed 16 games (hip flexor).
2008/02/06Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2008/02/03Missed 3 games (hip flexor).
2008/01/29Hip flexor, day-to-day.
2007/12/26Missed 1 game (ankle injury).
2007/12/22Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/30Missed the last 10 games of the regular season and all 4 games of Round One against the Cleveland Cavaliers (right hand injury).
2007/04/03Right hand injury, sidelined indefinitely.
2007/03/28Missed 6 games (sore left knee).
2007/03/17Sore left knee, sidelined indefinitely.
2007/03/02Missed 3 games (lower back spasms).
2007/02/25Lower back spasms, day-to-day.
2006/04/16Missed 5 games (right thumb injury).
2006/04/07Right thumb injury, day-to-day.
2005/10/31Signed by the Washington Wizards to a five-year contract extension.
2005/08/02Acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers.
2005/04/20Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2005/04/18Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2005/02/25Missed 2 games (stomach virus).
2005/02/22Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2004/12/28Missed 1 game (suspension).
2004/12/23Suspended by the NBA for one game for his actions on Dec 22 against the New Orleans Hornets.
2004/11/01Los Angeles Lakers exercised their 2005-06 contract option.
2004/07/14Acquired from the Miami Heat.
2004/02/17Missed 1 game (lower back spasms).
2004/02/11Lower back spasms, day-to-day.
2004/02/10Missed 1 game (elbow injury).
2004/02/08Elbow injury, day-to-day.
2003/12/09Missed 7 games (left quad).
2003/11/25Left quad, day-to-day.
2003/11/07Missed 5 games (left knee injury).
2003/10/27Left knee injury, injured list.
2003/04/02Missed 1 game (sore left knee).
2003/03/31Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2003/02/28Missed 4 games (flu).
2003/02/22Flu, day-to-day.
2002/07/03Signed by the Miami Heat.


2014/07/15Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Pistons.
2014/03/01Signed as a free agent by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2013/08/29Milwaukee Bucks traded Viacheslav Kravtsov and Ish Smith to the Phoenix Suns for Caron Butler.
2013/07/10Milwaukee Bucks traded J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future second-round draft pick (2015 or 2016 protected; 2017 unprotected). Los Angeles Clippers traded Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Phoenix Suns for Jared Dudley. Phoenix traded a second-round draft pick in 2014 to Milwaukee.
2011/12/09Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Los Angeles Clippers.
2010/02/13Dallas Mavericks traded Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross to the Washington Wizards for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson and cash.
2005/08/02Los Angeles Lakers traded Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins to the Washington Wizards for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit.
2004/07/14Miami Heat traded Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, Caron Butler and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for Shaquille O'Neal.
2002/06/26Drafted by the Miami Heat in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2002.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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