HoopsHype Da'Sean Butler rumors

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Former Mountaineer Da'Sean Butler will be back in Morgantown working as a graduate assistant with WVU and the men's basketball program. Butler recently had a third knee surgery this summer to repair the ACL in his left knee that he injured back in West Virginia's Final Four matchup against Duke. The former Mountaineer has been hampered by the injury trying to make it into the NBA. Last season, out of the NBA D-League, Butler averaged 11 points in 37 games for the Austin Toros. WVMetroNews

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Emiliano Carchia: Da'Sean Butler agreed to terms to play in Europe during lockout. The player will land in Latvia. Still dont know which team Twitter

August 16, 2011 Updates

The NBA lockout and offseason rages on, so does the offseason work for San Antonio Spurs' Da'Sean Butler. As chronicled here at Project Spurs, Butler has been putting in the extra work in the offseason and from the looks of things, he is proving his knee is fully recovered and belongs on basketball's highest stage. However, with the lockout possibly wiping out all of next season, could Butler be looking to be a pro-boxer? Probably not but check out Butler working the gloves as his training regiment rolls on. ProjectSpurs.com

March 25, 2011 Updates

Jeff McDonald: R.C. Buford on Da'Sean Butler (via @Mike Monroe): “This signing has absolutely nothing to do with the 2010-11 roster.” #spurs Twitter

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed forward Da’Sean Butler. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Butler, a 6-7, 230-pound forward out of the University of West Virginia, will be placed on the inactive list while continuing to rehab from a torn left ACL which he suffered in the 2010 Final Four against Duke on April 3. Butler was originally selected by the Miami Heat with the 42nd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He signed with the Heat on August 30, but was later waived on October 25. NBA.com

March 24, 2011 Updates

Free agent small forward Da’Sean Butler, one of the Heat’s second-round picks last June, this week was cleared to return from a major knee injury, and Spoelstra indicated there would be interest in having him participate in the Heat’s summer program “if there’s no lockout.” But many expect a lockout in July, which would eliminate summer leagues. “There’s a reason why we drafted him,” Spoelstra said. “We liked a lot of his qualities you can’t measure in statistics. He’s a winner.” Butler, who was cut by the Heat in October, is free to sign with any team, but Miami has no plans to add him to the roster before the season ends. “Everything is on hold right now,” Spoelstra said. Miami Herald

March 22, 2011 Updates
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Former WVU men’s basketball star Da’Sean Butler spread the word via twitter – Jus left the doctor for the 2nd time this week. Cleared!!!!!!!! :) Butler has been cleared by his doctors for full participation on the basketball court. That means his rehab is officially over and now he can begin pursuing an NBA career. Butler’s agent Chet Ervin of KMG Sports confirmed the news, “We’ve kept teams up to date with where he is. Within the last couple of weeks, he has generated a lot of interest and we are expecting a lot more interest. “ WVillustrated.com

It is almost a year to the day that Butler tore the ACL in his knee. That was in the 2010 Final Four against Duke. Butler had surgery and has spent the past year getting himself back to where he was. “I think it’s likely that he could sign with somebody this season,” Ervin said. “He has worked out for several teams within the last few weeks.” WVillustrated.com

November 14, 2010 Updates

Butler’s NBA career is on hold temporarily. He continues to rehab the knee injury he sustained in the Final Four. Butler was introduced to the crowd and received a long standing ovation. Butler still lives in Miami and says he has does not know when he might be back on an NBA court. "Honestly I have no idea. That’s between my agent and them," he says. "Everything is looking positive so I can’t really complain. I’m out of college, I’ve had a job already, I’m fine. Everything is working for me, so I can’t complain." WVillustrated.com

October 30, 2010 Updates

Beverley received a guaranteed $473,604 for this season, as well as a guaranteed $788,872 for next season. What the move did was build good will for future draft choices who might also be encouraged to spend an initial season overseas, as Beverley did last season in Greece after being added in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft. Butler received a guaranteed $473,604 for this season and a guaranteed $300,000 for next season, figures that figure to keep him amenable to an eventual return, once he is past the torn ACL suffered in last the NCAA Tournament's Final Four. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 25, 2010 Updates

The Heat trimmed their roster to the regular-season limit of 15 players after releasing rookie hopefuls Da'Sean Butler and Patrick Beverley. Butler, one of the Heat's three second-round picks in the June draft, had been recovering from knee surgery after tearing his ACL while playing with West Virginia in the NCAA tournament. ESPN.com

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