Caron Butler traded again.
The Phoenix Suns have traded Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks . Butler grew up in Wisconsin details have yet to be revealed. What do you think of this trade im assuming that there are picks are involved because thats probably what they want.
well it's kind of silly. caron's game isn't bad, but he's a veteran shooter now. milwaukee should be rebuilding, not adding caron butler's of the world. i don't doubt your post here, but it would be nice etiquette to reveal your source.
Yeah no problem
"@AlexKennedyNBA: The Bucks and Suns are still working out the details, but Caron Butler will be traded to Milwaukee. A deal seems to be imminent."
My guess is Udoh is the main piece of the deal back to PHX. I like Butler as a complimentary piece but I don't think he'll be too great of an upgrade to the Bucks. SF is their weak spot with really only Delfino and Giannis.. Hopefully they tank and Butler performs and can use him as a trade piece. Doubt that's what managment's thinking though..
It's an expiring deal. No biggie. Caron's not good enough to push the needle either way.
There should be players coming the other way though. From what I see the Bucks have 16 players under contract.
only skimming through the headlines, but it appears to be for Ish Smith and Slava Kravtsov. a back-up center prospect who played for the pistons last year and another point guard that is known for his speed. clear signs of a salary dump off here.
That's what it's about. They needed to save some money.
According to CNNSI the deal si for Ish Smith and Slava Kravtsov
Word is now they will cut Beez...
Smh, I wish the best for B Easy. so much talent
As a Bucks fan, I continue to like what we're doing. As someone else said, acquiring Butler isn't going to move the needle one way or another, but it should be helpful to have another solid veteran on that team to bring the young guys along. And he's a hometown guy. Hammond has screwed up a lot in the past, and he might do so again this year, but he's done a pretty nice job this off-season.
He is not young but a better SF option than Delfino. Delfino cannot log heavy minutes because he cannot play defense and Butler will be a good guy to take up minutes, and the expiring contract situation is nice too. However, if he plays well, Butler could be good trade bait come the deadline.
Caron Butler is a solid veteran complimentary player who started on a contender last season so still has something left to offer but him being on a team like Phoenix who are in rebuild is pointless for both sides. So the Suns have effectively made a salary dump, the Bucks are nowhere near contenders but they are further along than Phoenix and have cap space to absorb Butler.
He can give the Bucks good rotation minutes and at worse is a nice expiring deal and could be the sort of veteran a contender may look to add around deadline day.
I really don't know what the Bucks are doing. This trade isn't really bad for them and an upgrade for sure but win now mode seems to be contending for the 9th seed in the east right now. They have cap room next summer but who of the big names will sign there and does it help to sign Sanders to a reasonable contract you to stay in the middle of nowhere like the Hawks did for years with a huge payrole?
Now every team can compete for the playoffs or better for the Conference finals I know that but they had assets last year in Monta and Jennings and now have Knight and a washed up Butler whose deal isn't worth a lot next summer.
Butler is an upgrade and a native there but I'm not exactly excited about the future in Milwaukee.
The Bucks allowed Jennings and Ellis to move on, signed O.J Mayo for virtually the money Jennings got. They got Knight back for Jennings and seem to have filled the roster with skinny forwards around Larry Sanders. The team will probably be 35 to 40 win era if Mayo and Knight can provide say 30ppg combined and the defence tightens up to make up for the loss of Jennings and Ellis' scoring.
Luckily they are still a young team with upside having the likes of Sanders, Knight, Udoh, Henson, Giannis etc still on their rookie deals. But for the team to move much above likely perennial first round play off losers they will need a couple of the above guys and maybe Mayo to really step up.
I think the Bucks, know they are a relatively small market team but are trying to stay relevant and get play off revenue whilst staying under the cap and maybe hoping that if they are in the lottery then they get lucky and get a top 3 pick without having to try and tank to get it.
I just read on yahoo that this might be the first move by the Bucks to bring in Rondo. I don't believe in this but this is what they say:
"The most probable package would include Caron Butler, Brandon Knight and two first-round picks in exchange for Rondo. Because Knight is set to earn only $2.8 million this season, it's possible that the combined salaries of Butler and Knight would be enough to get the deal done without a fourth player from either team involved."
The Bucks also have Udoh and Ridnour on expiring deals if Boston did decide they wanted to move Crash Wallace or Green along with Rondo and really create a load of cap space and gut the roster, so a deal could certainly be worked out.