HoopsHype Rasual Butler rumors


October 27, 2013 Updates
September 27, 2013 Updates

Scott Agness: Pacers have officially signed @Rasual Butler and Hilton Armstrong. They’ll have 17 in camp. Full roster: http://t.co/rQ3JzsZNms Twitter @ScottAgness

September 7, 2013 Updates

Gone from the Heat since 2005 and out of the NBA for a season, Rasual Butler, at 34, will attempt a comeback in camp with the Indiana Pacers. Butler played for the Oklahoma City Thunder's D-League team last season, but the 3-point shooting forward never made it to the parent squad. "They made some different moves around the trading deadline to get Ronnie Brewer instead," the former Heat second-round pick said. "Indiana said they were looking for some shooting and a veteran, so it was an opportunity." In a league where shooting remains valued, Butler, who last played in the NBA in 2011-12 with the Toronto Raptors, sees hope. "Absolutely," he said. "I take good care of myself and shooting is at a premium. I can defend. And I'm a veteran now, so I have some experience to share." Of being out of the league last season for the first time since his 2002-03 rookie season with the Heat, he said, "It was a little surprising. But everybody has their own story. So you've got to stick with it." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 5, 2013 Updates
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Free agent forward Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, agent Joel Bell told RealGM. Butler played for the Pacers’ summer league team in July and averaged 6.2 points and three rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game. At 6-foot-7, Butler established himself as a strong outside shooter over 10 seasons in the NBA – his most recent coming in 2011-12 with the Toronto Raptors. Despite the deal being non-guaranteed, Butler is expected to receive a shot to battle for his standing in training camp and preseason. RealGM

July 10, 2013 Updates

But if the subject of retiring floats into the conversation, the affable Butler turns feisty. The thought does not enter his head, and his body, he says, hasn't given him any reason to entertain the thought of life after basketball. "No, I don't," Butler sternly said when asked whether basketball afterlife is something he thinks about. "I feel like this is the part of the process right now, having been out of the league for a year now. If this is what it takes for me to ultimately get back to what I want to do, I'm all right with that." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Teams have until April 17 to sign players who will be eligible for the first round of the postseason. Here are some of the top D-League players at each position, who could be called up at some point in the next month. GUARDS: Delonte West, Dominique Jones, Lester Hudson, Kris Joseph, Josh Selby, Courtney Fortson, Jerel McNeal, Andrew Goudelock, Christian Eyenga, Lazar Hayward, Justin Dentmon, Chris Roberts, Ben Uzoh, Sean Singletary, Ron Howard, Darington Hobson. FORWARDS: D.J. Kennedy, Samardo Samuels, Demetris Nichols, Willie Reed, Rick Jackson, Arinze Onuaku, Rasual Butler, Damion James, Luke Harangody, Micah Downs, JaMychal Green, James Mays. CENTERS: Jerome Jordan, Hassan Whiteside, Vernon Macklin, Hilton Armstrong, Keith Benson, Brian Butch, Mickell Gladness, Solomon Alabi, Jarrid Famous, Augustus Gilchrist. Sulia

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Other unsigned players working out Monday at the Cousins Center included forward Rasual Butler and swingman Rodney Carney. The 33-year-old Butler played last season with the Toronto Raptors, appearing in 34 games and starting 14 while averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

March 23, 2012 Updates
December 10, 2011 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Small forward Rasual Butler signing with Raptors, source tells Y! Sports. Twitter

Jeff Zillgitt: Rasual Butler's deal with the Raptors is for one year, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Twitter

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