Small forward Caron Butler is headed to Milwaukee. The 12-year veteran is a part of a trade agreement between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns according to USA Today on August 29. The Bucks have agreed to send point guard Ish Smith and center Viacheslav Kravtsov to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Butler.
Butler, who is from Racine, Wisconsin, will get to play for his hometown team and give the Bucks that veteran leadership they have been looking for. The move also gives them some of the scoring they have lost with the departures of Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick. All of the moves in the offseason for the Bucks will transform them into a completely different team that will be built around young center Larry Sanders who they recently signed to a four-year, $44 million extension.
Caron Butler was a part of the trade earlier this summer that sent him and young point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Suns from the Los Angeles Clippers. Now he will get the change to finish his career in Milwaukee and help the Bucks return to being competitive.
In his 12 seasons, Butler has averaged 15.5 points per game and has played for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Clippers and now the Milwaukee Bucks. He didn't get to play a game with the Suns since the trade happened during the off season.