May 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler (2) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers in game three of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Former Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Caron Butler will continue his travels across the NBA by agreeing to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons. The deal is reportedly worth $10 million.
Both Andre Drummond and Caron Butler played their college ball at UConn.
Butler left the Mavs after the championship season in 2011. From there he has spent time with the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Oklahoma City Thunder. He became a big part of the Thunder’s playoff rotation, averaging over 23 minutes per game.
As reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein, the deal will reunite Butler with his former coach Stan Van Gundy. The two were together with the Miami Heat.
The Pistons have been busy adding three-point shooters to there roster. Along with Butler, they have agreed to terms with D.J. Augustin formerly of the Chicago Bulls. Augustin got plenty of playing time in the absence of Derek Rose last season, contributing 13 points per game.
Information used from ESPN report from Marc Stein