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Report: Caron Butler Trade Is Imminent

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The man they call “Tuff Juice” is looking for one more chance to add some juice to his team.

After signing Caron Butler in the offseason, things just haven’t panned out between him and the Sacramento Kings. Only appearing in eight games and 80 minutes overall, he’s averaging just 2.5 points per game. With the clock ticking on the remainder of the Wisconsin native’s career, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Kings will be trading Butler soon, likely to Milwaukee, sometime around Christmas.

Currently on his ninth different team in 14 seasons, Butler could be headed back to familiar territory, as he spent half a season with the Bucks two seasons ago before reaching a buyout and choosing to join the Oklahoma City Thunder. Stein asserts that the fit makes sense due to Milwaukee struggling with leadership in the wake of trading Jared Dudley and Zaza Pachulia.

The 35 year old doesn’t have much left in the tank, but he made two All-Star teams back in his prime with the Wizards. He also played alongside his new coach Jason Kidd in Dallas, where the pair won a ring in 2011 despite Butler being injured during their playoff run.

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