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March 3, 2014 Updates

Q: You’ve gone up against these guys obviously before and have seen them from a far. Did you have any kind of personal relationship with any of them on the team before now? Caron Butler: We got a couple o UConn guys in Jeremy Lamb and Thabeet, and obviously they have a great medical staff and the head trainer in Joe Sharpe. I was familiar with all of those guys, and they told me so many great things about the organization prior to this upcoming season. So it was always a place that I felt like was it exciting to play. I felt like they always had the sixth man wild out there. It’s just a great atmosphere for basketball. And coming from the University of Connecticut, Storrs was always rocking and that’s something that I missed and was willing to accept back with open arms. Oklahoman

Q: A lot of people thought you were going to sign with Miami when you became available. How tough a decision was it? Caron Butler: It was a tough decision for a lot of reasons just because you have so many viable contenders that’s reaching out for you and asking for your services in different ways. But Oklahoma was the place that I wanted to be, and I decided to come. And I prayed on it, and you can’t question God. Oklahoman

"I think when you look at our roster, and I think in our conversations with them, they wanted a meaningful role, and I don't blame them," Riley said. "And we're pretty deep. When you've got James Jones and Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis in those positions, they're waiting, and Mike [Beasley] and Greg [Oden] are getting minutes from [roster spots] nine and 10. They were looking for something else. "We love Caron. We reached out to him. But he was very definitive with what he wanted and I don't think it's something we could have promised." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Caron Butler is headed back to free agency, as his return to his home state wasn't built to last. The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers for the veteran small forward, whom they traded for in the offseason before slipping to an NBA-worst 11-45 this season. The Bucks announced the move Thursday. USA Today Sports

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