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Caron Butler biography

Date of birth : 1984-03-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Racine, Wisconsin
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-03
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Dallas Mavericks, NBA Draft

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Caron Butler is an American professional basketball player, currently playing at small forward for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks.

Career history

2002–2004 Miami Heat
2004–2005 Los Angeles Lakers
2005–2010 Washington Wizards
2010–present Dallas Mavericks


Selected by Miami in the first-round (10th overall pick) of the 2002 NBA Draft…traded to L.A. Lakers along with Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, a first-round pick and a second-round pick in exchange for Shaquille O’Neal (7/14/05)...traded along with Chucky Atkins to Washington in exchange for Kwame Brown and Laron Profit (8/2/05)… signed contract extension (10/31/05)…traded along with Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson and cash considerations to Dallas in exchange for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross and James Singleton (2/13/10).

Is a two-time NBA All-Star (2007, 2008)…Is joined by LeBron James as the only two players in the NBA to average at least 20 points, six rebounds and four assists per game in each of the last two seasons…Was the only NBA player to average at least 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals per game in 2007-08, and became the first player to do so since LeBron James and Larry Hughes in 2004-05…Recorded his first three career triple-doubles in 2007-08…Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of 1/15/07 – 1/21/07…Combined with Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison to form the highest-scoring teammate trio in the NBA (67.4 points per game) in 2005-06…Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2002-03.

Averaged 16.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 37.6 minutes in 74 starts while shooting 42.8% (450-1051 FGs) from the floor, 29.0% (42-145 3FGs) from 3-point range and 83.8% (264-315 FTs) from the line for WAS and DAL…before being traded to DAL, started 47 games with WAS and averaged 16.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 39.3 minutes…in 27 starts with DAL, averaged 15.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 34.5 minutes… among NBA leaders, ranked in steals per game (12th) and in minutes per game (14th)…24 games with 20+ points (8 with DAL), 1 game with 30 points, 4 games with 4+ steals, 9 double-doubles…28 points (13-22 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals in 46 minutes at GS (12/18/09)…season-high 31 points (11-22 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 8-8 FTs), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 43 minutes at ORL (2/5/10)…made Mavericks debut at OKC (2/16/10) and registered 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and 31 minutes in the start…20 points (7-13 FGs, 6-8 FTs), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 42 minutes vs. MIA (2/20/10)…22 points (10-16 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 33 minutes at CHA (3/1/10)…24 points (10-17 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 1-2 FTs), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 39 minutes at CHI (3/6/10)…23 points (9-19 FGs, 3-6 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 42 minutes at MIN (3/8/10)…27 points (6-11 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, season-highs 14-16 FTs), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 35 minutes vs. CHI (3/17/10)…game-high 25 points (11-19 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 2-3 FTs), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 36 minutes at POR (3/25/10)…11 points (4-10 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 2-4 FTs), 13 rebounds (10 DR), 2 steals for 9th double-double (1st with DAL) at MEM (3/31/10)…team-best 23 points (10-17 FGs, 3-4 FTs) including 17 in 1st half, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 33 minutes vs. MEM (4/7/10)…team-high 20 points (7-12 FGs, 6-8 FTs), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 39 minutes vs. SA (4/14/10)…DND-reaction to medication vs. LAL (2/24/10) and at ATL (2/26/10), DND-right hip flexor strain at LAC (4/12/10).


Full name is James Caron Butler…lists his mother, Mattie Paden, as the person he most admires and a person who made a difference in his life, raising him as a single mother…married Andrea Pink in Aug. 2005…three daughters, Mia Caron, Camary, Ava, and a son, Caron Jr…traveled to China in Sept. 2009 along with Bullets great Wes Unseld, teammate Randy Foye and a contingent of Wizards front office members to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Washington’s historic trip to China in 1979…served as team co-captain (Antawn Jamison) in 2007-08 and 2008-09…earned the Role Model of the Year award by Connecticut’s Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and was honored statewide by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell with the proclamation of ‘Caron Butler Day’ in Connecticut (July 20, 2009)…through ‘Butler’s 3D Summer Explosion’, hosted a day of service (6/8/09), a charity basketball game (6/14/09), a free basketball clinic (6/22/09), his annual bike brigade (7/25/09) and a back-to-school drive to supply Washington, DC, area youth with backpacks (Aug. 09)…hosted the Caron Butler Basketball Classic in Jan. 2009, which featured six regional high school basketball teams to benefit the Hoop Magic Education Foundation… traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, in Sept. 2008 as part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders delegation… hosts Caron Butler’s Summer Homecoming in his hometown of Racine, Wis., every summer…the City of Racine proclaimed June 8, 2007, Caron Butler Day at City Hall…through his Bike Brigade program has teamed up with The Salvation Army and Wal-Mart to distribute 2,500 brand-new bikes and helmets to youth in Washington, DC, and Racine since 2005…sponsors the Cops n’ Kids Legacy Project in Racine to continue the betterment of the Racine community…selected to receive the 2008 Good Brother Award by the National Congress of Black Women, a group of 20,000 members nationwide…has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at a Washington Nationals game twice… along with his wife, was chosen as a 2007 recipient of the Conversation Changers award on behalf of the DC Campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy…recognized by The Sporting News as one of the top “Good Guys” in sports in 2006 for his charitable endeavors…was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show in (9/2005) in a show titled “How My Worst Moment Made Me a Star”…would like to open a group home and run it when he is done with his playing career…teamed with NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen, as well as NFL players Michael Strahan, Kevin Faulk and Donnie Edwards among other investors to start Ramsell Dining LLC, which purchased 18 Burger King franchises in Norfolk, VA, and Richmond, VA…was a communications major at UConn…his uniform number (54) was retired at Racine Park HS during All-Star Weekend (Feb. 2006)…also had his number (25) retired at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine (2002)…was inducted into the New England Sports Hall of Fame .

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