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Rasual Butler

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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 50 regular season games for the Pacers and started two contests, averaging 2.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting in 6.6 minutes per game
Playoffs: EC Finals vs. MIA: Sank one of two three-pointers and grabbed a rebound in 10 minutes in Game 4…Connected on a pair of threes in 17 minutes off the bench in Game 3…Recorded his best game of the postseason in Game 2 with two three-pointers in the second quarter to go with a rebound and a steal in eight minutes off the bench…Missed his only three point attempt and grabbed a rebound in nine minutes off the bench in Game 1... EC Semifinals vs. WSH: Made three appearances and totaled two points, one rebound, one assist and one block…sank a pair of free throws and blocked a shot in the final six minutes of Game 5…Made his first appearance in Game 3, recording an assist in the final two minutes of the win in Washington... First Round vs. ATL: Made two appearances in the first round against the Hawks; Grabbed a rebound in two minutes off the bench in Game 6, 5/1.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Appeared in 50 games (two starts) for the Indiana Pacers in his 11th NBA season, averaged 2.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 7.6 minutes.

2011-12: Appeared in 34 games (14 starts) for the Toronto in his 10th NBA season, averaged3.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 13.3 minutes.

2010-11: Appeared in 47 games (two starts) for the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls in his ninth NBA season, averaged 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 16.4 minutes.

2009-10: Averaged a career-high 11.9 points to go with 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.0 minutes...played in all 82 games (64 starts), only member of Clippers to play in every game and first Clipper since Chris Kaman in 2003-04...led Clippers with 145 three-pointers made (career-high) and 432 three-point attempts (career-high)... established new Clippers franchise records for most three-pointers made in a season with 145 3FG (139 - Terry Dehere, 1995-96) and threepointers attempted with 432 3FGA (356 – Tim Thomas, 2006-07)...led team in scoring 10 times, minutes 21 times, blocks 20 times, scored 30+ points two times and had 20+ points 5 times...1/16/10 vs. Cleveland, tied a career-high with 33 points (12-18 FG, 4-9 3PT, 5-5 FT) in 44:37...2/22/10 vs. Charlotte, had team-high 20 points (6-14 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4-5 FT) in 37:31...3/10/10 at Miami, recorded 31 points (12-19 FG, 6-11 3PT, 1-1 FT) in 37:22...3/28/10 vs. Golden State, had 21 points (7-18 FG, 4-10 3PT, 3-4 FT) in 40:04...4/4/10 vs. New York, had nine points (3-12 FG, 3-11 3PT)…set the Clippers franchise record for most three-pointers in a season, hitting his 140th 3PT with 9:15 left in the 4th quarter...

2008-09: Averaged 11.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 31.9 minutes in 82 games (74 starts)…was the only Hornet to play in all 82 games since Jannero Pargo did so during the 2006-07 season…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 10.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in five playoff games for the Hornets…

2007-08: Averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 17.2 minutes in 51 games (eight starts)…12/15/07 vs. Phoenix, knocked down 4 three-pointers enroute to 12 points on the night…PLAYOFFS: Did not play in any playoff games for the Hornets…

2006-07: Averaged then career-highs in points (10.1) and rebounds (3.2) in 27.4 minutes (81 games)…started 38 games, averaging 14.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 37.2 minutes… 2005-06 (New Orleans/OKC): Averaged 8.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 23.6 minutes in 79 games…finished seventh on the team in scoring…led team in scoring four times and in rebounding three times…

2004-05: Averaged 6.5 points (.399 FG%, .771 FT%), 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 18.5 minutes in 65 games (15 starts)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 4.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 12 playoff game appearances… helped Miami reach the Eastern Conference Finals…

2003-04: Averaged 6.8 points (.476 FG%, .762 FT%), 1.4 rebounds and 15.0 minutes in 45 games…topped the Heat in three-point field goal percentage (.463) and ranked fourth in three-point field goals made (50)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 2.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 5.8 minutes in 10 playoff games…2002-03 (Miami): Appeared in 72 games (28 starts) for the Heat as a rookie, averaging 7.5 points (.362 FG%, .731 FT%), 2.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 21.0 minutes…averaged 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 29.8 minutes in 28 starts…

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Miami Heat in the 2nd round (53rd pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft... As part of a 5-team trade, traded by the Miami Heat to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on August 2, 2005; the Boston Celtics traded Antoine Walker to the Miami Heat; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Andre Emmett, James Posey and Jason Williams to the Miami Heat; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Greg Ostertag to the Utah Jazz; the Miami Heat traded Qyntel Woods, Albert Miralles, a 2006 2nd round draft pick and a 2008 2nd round draft pick to the Boston Celtics; the Miami Heat traded Eddie Jones to the Memphis Grizzlies; the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets traded Roberto Duenas to the Miami Heat; the Utah Jazz traded Curtis Borchardt to the Boston Celtics; the Utah Jazz traded Raul Lopez to the Memphis Grizzlies; and the Utah Jazz traded Kirk Snyder to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets... Traded by the New Orleans Hornets with cash to the Los Angeles Clippers for a 2016 2nd round draft pick on August 12, 2009... Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers on February 28, 2011... Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on March 3, 2011... Signed as a free agent with the Toronto Raptors on December 10, 2011... Waived by the Toronto Raptors on March 23, 2012... Signed with the Indiana Pacers on September 27, 2013... Signed with the Washington Wizards on September 29, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Career: Was a two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 and two-time First Team All-Big Five selection…finished his fouryear career as the fourth-leading scorer in La Salle history and ranked fourth on the Explorers’ all-time three-point field goals made list…totaled 2,125 points (19.1 ppg), 505 rebounds (5.0 rpg), 177 assists (1.6 apg), 120 blocks (1.09 bpg) and 108 steals (0.98 spg) in 110 career games (108 starts)…shot .407 (752-1846) from the floor, .359 (282-785) from three-point range and .829 (339-409) from the foul line…2001-02 (Senior): Ranked fourth in the A-10 and 27th nationally in scoring (21.0 ppg)…2000-01 (Junior): Led the Explorers and ranked eighth nationally in scoring (22.1 ppg)…scored in double figures in 28 of his 29 games played…1999-00 (Sophomore): Ranked third in the A-10 in scoring (18.4 ppg) and was a Second Team All-Big Five selection…1998-99 (Freshman): Averaged 14.2 points in 21 games and led the squad in free throw percentage (.741) while ranking second in blocks (23) and third in three-pointers (45)…

PERSONAL:
Full name is Rasual Butler… has a daughter, Raven…lists his mother (Cheryl Taylor), grandfather (Robert Toomer, Sr.) and his uncle (Robert Toomer, Jr.) as his heroes because of all the sacrifices they made for him and his sisters to help them grow up… was a communications major at La Salle…in his free time, he enjoys reading the Bible and spending time with family.

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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 215 lbs./ 97.5 kg
Born: May 23, 1979
From: La Salle University
Draft: 2nd Round (52nd pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  Washington Wizards 2014 - 2014
  Indiana Pacers 2013 - 2014
  Toronto Raptors 2011 - 2011
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: La Salle/USA

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