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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 34 games (13 starts) with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaged 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.7 steals in 24.1 minutes ... waived by the Bucks on 2/27/14 ... signed as a free agent with the Oklahoma City Thunder on 3/1/14 ... appeared in 22 games (zero starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 27.2 minutes.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 10.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.1 minutes in 78 games (all starts) ... third on the team in 3-point shooting percentage (38.8%) ... had nine games with 20+ points and reached double-figures in scoring a total of 41 times ... recorded season-high 33 points and a career-high and Clippers franchise record 9 3-point fields goals made on 11/26 vs. NOH ... finished ninth in the NBA with 53 3-pointers made in third quarters ... made 6 3-pointers on 12/30 without missing, surpassing Corey Maggette (2/8/08) and two others, who went 5-for-5 without a miss, for the most 3-pointers made without missing in Clippers history ... did not play in three games due to injury (one-right shoulder strain, one-sore lower back, one-left elbow strain).

2011-12: Averaged 12.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 29.7 minutes in 60 games (all starts) ... finished third on Clippers in 3-point shooting percentage (38.4%) ... had nine games with 20+ points and reached double-figures in scoring a total of 40 times ... on 12/25 at GSW, made Clippers debut and recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 15 of his 20 points in the first quarter vs. NJN on 1/16 ... missed 1/20 vs. MIN due to hyperextended right knee suffered on 1/17 vs. UTA ... on 1/30 vs. OKC, had 22 points and scored 10,000th NBA point on 3-pointer with 5:50 remaining in first quarter ... received 2011 NBA Championship ring from Dallas Mavericks in pre-game ceremony on 2/13 and had game-high 23 points and 8 rebounds.

2010-11: Averaged 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 29.9 minutes in 29 games (all starts) ... missed the final 53 games of the season after suffering a ruptured right patellar tendon on 1/1 at MIL.

2009-10: Averaged 16.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 37.6 minutes in 74 games (all starts) played for both Washington and Dallas ... recorded 24 games with 20+ points and nine double-doubles ... on 2/5 at ORL, scored a season-high 31 points to go with 9 rebounds.

2008-09: Averaged a career-high 20.8 points to go with 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 67 games (all starts) ... joined LeBron James as the only two players in the NBA to average 20+ points, 6+ rebounds, and 4+ assists per game ... scored 30+ points 11 times including a season-high 39 points at BOS on 4/15.

2007-08: Averaged 20.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals in 58 games (all starts) ... made his second consecutive Eastern Conference All-Star Team ... shot a career-high .901 from the free throw line (6th in the NBA) ... recorded his first career tripledouble with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists on 11/23 vs. GSW ... on 1/27 at MIL, scored a career-high 40 points.

2006-07: Averaged 19.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 63 games (all starts) ... named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team ... scored 30+ points three times and 20+ points on 32 occasions ... on 2/5 vs. SEA, scored a then career-high 38 points.

2005-06: Averaged 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 75 games (54 starts) ... combined with Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas to form highest scoring teammates trio in the NBA (67.4 ppg) ... Wizards record was 33-21 (.611) when he was in the starting line-up ... grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds on 1/26 at CHI.

2004-05: Averaged 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 77 games (all starts) ... on 1/10 vs. NJN, recorded 31 points and 10 rebounds ... tallied 31 points and 7 rebounds on 4/8 at SEA.

2003-04: Averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 68 games (56 starts) ... scored in double-figures 33 times including four games of 20+ points.

2002-03: Averaged 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 78 games (all starts) ... finished third in Rookie of the Year balloting.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 18.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 63 games played during his two-year collegiate career at Connecticut (2000-02) ... named Co-Big East Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American in 2002 ... led the Huskies to the Elite 8 of the 2002 NCAA Tournament.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Miami Heat in the first round (10th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft on 6/26/02 ... traded to the Los Angeles Lakers along with Brian Grant, Lamar Odom, a 2006 first round draft pick and a 2007 second round draft pick for Shaquille O'Neal on 7/14/04 ... traded to the Washington Wizards with Chucky Atkins for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit on 8/2/05 ... traded to the Dallas Mavericks with Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson for Drew Gooden, Josh Howard, Quinton Ross and James Singleton on 2/13/10 ... signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers on 12/9/11 ... as part of a three-team trade, was traded to the Phoenix Suns with Eric Bledsoe ; the Los Angeles Clippers traded a future second round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks; the Milwaukee Bucks traded J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Phoenix Suns traded Jared Dudley to the Los Angeles Clippers; and the Phoenix Suns traded a 2014 2nd round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks on 7/10/13 ... traded from the Suns to the Bucks in exchange for Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov on 8/29/13 ... waived by the Bucks on 2/27/14 ... signed as a free agent with the Oklahoma City Thunder on 3/1/14 ... signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons on 7/15/14

PERSONAL:
Full name is James Caron Butler ... was born in Racine, Wis. ... he and his wife Andrea have five children: daughters Mia, Camary, Ava and Gia and one son, Caron Jr. ... majored in communications at UConn ... was a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in September 2005 in a show titled “How My Worst Moment Made Me a Star” ... would like to open a group home and run it when he is done with his playing career ... teamed with NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen, as well as NFL players Michael Strahan, Kevin Faulk and Donnie Edwards and other investors to start Ramsell Dining LLC, which purchased 18 Burger King franchises in Norfolk, VA, and Richmond, VA ... on Twitter as @realtuffjuice.

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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 228 lbs./ 103.4 kg
Born: March 13, 1980
From: University of Connecticut
Draft: 1st Round (10th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Detroit Pistons 2014 - 2014
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2013 - 2014
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Connecticut/USA

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