Caron Butler hits four 3's in 29 minutes (Mar 7 12:00 ET )
Caron Butler hit 4-of-11 shots off the bench on Thursday, all of which were 3-pointers, finishing with 14 points, one rebound and one assist in 29 minutes in a loss to the Suns.
Caron Butler made his Thunder debut on Tuesday with two points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.
The Scoop:Coach Scott Brooks said he was going to play Butler 15-24 minutes tonight, but his team did not need their starters much in this game. Perry Jones III seems like a good fit at shooting guard for his length on defense, so Butler will have plenty of inconsistencies in the second unit.
It remains to be seen to a certain extent, but Caron Butler appears to be the one player made available during the NBA’s unofficial buyout season that has a true chance of impacting his new team’s playoff chances. That team is the Oklahoma City Thunder, who apparently had more to offer in their sales pitch…
The Scoop:Perry Jones III will make another start at SG but he doesn't have a lock on the job, and Brooks has already suggested that Butler might overtake him once he's adjusted to his new team. With Thabo Sefolosha (calf) for roughly 4-6 weeks, Caron could emerge as a reliable source of points and 3-pointers down the stretch for fantasy owners.
The Scoop:"We don't guarantee minutes, so I couldn't speak to how much he'll play or what role he'll play," Presti said. Butler's outlook is improved by Thabo Sefolosha's long-term absence with a strained calf, but even so he should be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues.