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Caron Butler Biography
Caron Butler is an American former professional basketball player. During a 14-year career, he played for the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. He also played for Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks. Additionally, in his career, he has worked for, Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, and Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Butler is a two-time NBA All-Star and was the 2002 Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year while playing for the Connecticut Huskies.
Butler has a habit of chewing on straws, which he picked up back in AAU ball in 1998 or 1999. His straws of choice are from McDonald’s. While playing for the Washington Wizards, he had an addiction to Mountain Dew.
He said he drank about six 12 ounce sodas a day and would wake up in the middle of the night to have one. In his autobiography entitled “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA”, he states that teammates, namely Kobe Bryant, have tried to curb his Mountain Dew addiction. Butler has stated that he still struggles with his addiction to this day.
Caron Butler Age/Family
He was born as James Caron Butler on March 13, 1980. Caron was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, United States of America. Butler is the son of Mattie Claybrook Paden. His father left him when he was born to join the Marines. His mother married Melvin and he has younger brother Melvin III. He is thirty-nine years of age as of 2019.
Caron Butler Body Measurements
Caron Butler stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches. His body weighs 101kg. Additionally, he has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Caron Butler Marriage
He is a happily married man. He is married to the love of his life, Andrea Pink Butler. Caron and Andrea Pink Butler met at UConn’s pre-college summer program. After their sophomore year, they traveled to Las Vegas in 2005 and married. Butler has a daughter and son from a previous relationship. With wife Andrea, he has three other daughters.
Caron Butler Early life
Butler was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, where he suffered through a rough childhood. He was a drug dealer at age 12 and arrested 15 times before the age of 15. Butler discovered his love for basketball while at a youth detention center. Butler played in Amateur Athletic Union basketball in 1998 and 1999.
After a brief career at Racine Park High School, he enrolled at Maine Central Institute. Here, he was successful enough to receive a scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut to play for the Connecticut Huskies men’s basketball team. He was selected to work for coach Jim Calhoun for two years.
Caron Butler Career
At Connecticut, Butler shed 15 pounds (6.8 kg) off his edge and built up his edge game. As a freshman, Butler drove the Huskies, just two years removed from a national title. In both, he scored and did some rebounds. He earned 15.6 focuses per game and 7.6 rebounds per game separately.
The mid-year after his first year recruit season he began for the US group. The group was successful enough that it brought home gold in the 2001 FIBA World Title for Young fellows.
Butler followed his spectacular rookie campaign with an even better sophomore season. Butler averaged 20.3 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore leading the Huskies to both regular season and tournament Big East titles
He was named co-Huge East player of the year (alongside Pittsburgh’s Brandin Knight) and a second-team All-American. Butler drove the Huskies to the Elite 8 of the NCAA ball competition. In spite of 32 from Butler, the Huskies lost a nearby game to the inevitable national champion Maryland Terrapins. After the season finished, Butler proclaimed for the NBA draft.
Butler was a lottery pick in the 2002 NBA draft, chose with the tenth in general pick by the rebuilding Miami Warmth. Miami would depend on Butler quickly regardless of being a youngster. Additionally, he began in in every one of the 78 amusements he played in during the season. Caron averaged 15.4 focuses, 5.1 bounce back and completed eighth in the association intakes with 1.8 per game.
Miami again entered the draft lottery, and this time drafted Dwyane Swim before gaining Lamar Odom from the Los Angeles Scissors. Additionally, in the 2003–2004 season, Butler battled with wounds that hampered him all through the season, and he would proceed to begin in only 56 of 68 amusements.
His scoring normal tumbled to 9.2 focuses game for the season, however, Miami’s decent offense driven by Swim, Odom and Eddie Jones impelled Miami into the playoffs. In the first round, the Warmth confronted the New Orleans Hornets and the two groups would fight in a tiring 7 recreations arrangement in which the homegroup won each game.
In-game 7, Miami finished off the arrangement with Butler scoring 23 points with 9 bounce back. The Warmth progressed to the play the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, who were intensely supported and won the initial two rounds of the arrangement before Miami reacted with two home successes to tie the arrangement at 2 diversions each.
Butler scored 21 points with 10 bounce back in the fourth game, yet the Pacers reacted to win the arrangement in 6 diversions. Following the season, Miami chose to change the list and exchanged Butler, Odom and Brian Award to the Los Angeles Lakers for whiz focus Shaquille O’Neal.
The Lakers had been a title contender but were in rebuilding mode, led by superstar guard Kobe Bryant. Butler started in all of his 77 games in the 2004–2005 season, averaging 15.5 points a game with a then-career-high field goal percentage of .445 percent.
The Lakers struggled with injuries and a midseason coaching change however and failed to make the playoffs. Once again, the offseason meant Butler would be shipped again, as the Lakers traded him and Chucky Atkins to the Washington Wizards for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit.
He became part of Washington’s new “Big 3”, a trio made up of teammates Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison. Butler was nicknamed “Tough Juice” by coach Eddie Jordan for his aggressive and passionate play, epitomized by Butler’s 20 rebounds in the Game 6 loss of opening-round series against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On January 17, 2007, Butler converted his first game-winning basket, a dunk following a pass from DeShawn Stevenson with 2.2 seconds remaining against the Knicks to give the Wizards a 99–98 win. Butler was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for January 15–21, 2007.
He would have his best season yet, posting career-high averages in rebounds, assists, and points. He was also named as a reserve to the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team, his first appearance. However, he broke his hand late in the season attempting to block a shot and was forced to sit out during the playoffs along with the injured Gilbert Arenas as the Wizards were swept in their opening-round rematch versus the Cavaliers.
Butler, who was sidelined with a hip injury, was selected as a reserve for the East in the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana but was forced to sit out. Due to the injury, Butler missed 20 of the Wizards’ last 35 games of the season.
He returned to the lineup on March 13 (his 28th birthday), when the Wizards hosted the Cavaliers. He registered 19 points (8-for-18 field goals) and five rebounds in 41 minutes played in the Wizards’ 101–99 win over the Cavs.
On February 13, 2010, Butler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Brendan Haywood and Deshawn Stevenson for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton, and Quinton Ross. The Mavericks qualified for the 2010 NBA Playoffs as the second seed in the Western Conference. Unfortunately, they were upset in six games by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
On January 4, 2011, Butler was ruled out for the rest of the 2010–11 season after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon. The Mavericks went on to defeat the Miami Heat 4–2 in the 2011 NBA Finals to claim their first NBA championship.
On December 9, 2011, Butler signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. During his two seasons as a starter with the Clippers, he helped the team reach the playoffs twice.
On July 10, 2013, Butler was traded to the Phoenix Suns alongside Eric Bledsoe in a three-way trade that had both Jared Dudley from the Suns and J. J. Redick from the Milwaukee Bucks join the Clippers and two different second-round picks being sent to the Bucks.
On August 29, 2013, the Suns traded Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov. On February 27, 2014, Butler was bought out of his contract by the Bucks, and in 34 games, he averaged 11.0 points per game.
On March 1, 2014, Butler signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Butler finished the season having played in 22 regular-season games and 17 playoff games for the Thunder, as they qualified for the Western Conference Finals where they were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs.
On July 15, 2014, Butler signed with the Detroit Pistons to a reported two-year, $9 million contracts.
On June 11, 2015, Butler was traded, along with Shawne Williams, to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Ersan İlyasova. However, he was later waived by the Bucks on June 30, 2015.
On July 23, 2015, Butler signed with the Sacramento Kings. He received minimal minutes during the 2015–16 season and made just 17 appearances, averaging 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.
On June 21, 2016, Butler exercised his player option with the Kings for the 2016–17 season. However, he was later waived by the Kings on July 4, 2016, after he reached an agreement with the team to have his contract bought out.
Butler announced his retirement on February 6, 2018.
In 2015, Butler released an autobiography entitled Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA. Mark Wahlberg signed on as the executive producer of Butler’s biopic of the same name in 2019.
In 2017, he participated within Global Mixed Gender Basketball (GMGB), which is the first professional basketball league to support unified play between men and women, by being a color commentator for games. He also owns a team in the newly developed league known as the Wisconsin Cheeseheads.
Also in 2017, Butler joined ESPN as full-time college basketball and NBA analyst. In 2018 Butler joined FS1 as an NBA analyst.
Caron Butler Net Worth
Caron Butler’s estimated net worth $26 Million. You may check previous years net worth, salary & much more from below.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019||$26 Million|
|Previous Year’s Net Worth (2018)||$26 Million|
|Annual Salary||Under Review.|
|Income Source||Primary Income source Basketball Player.|
Caron Butler Religion
Caron Butler is a Christian. After Butler was sent to a juvenile institution, he began to change his life by reading Bible verses. Butler began taking his interest in basketball seriously when he looked out his window at a basketball court at Ethan Allen Juvenile Detention.
Butler spoke of it saying, “God puts stuff in front of you for a reason.” Butler also said, “God put his hands on my life. [God] said, ‘I’m going to touch you so that you can touch others.'”