NBA trade rumors have the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks completing a three-player deal. These NBA trade rumors have Caron Butler switching teams again, this time going from the Phoenix Suns over to Milwaukee. According to a report from ESPN on Thursday (August 29), the Suns receive point guard Ish Smith and center Slava Kravtsov in exchange for Butler.
Last season, Butler played for the LA Clippers, but he became part of the trade that sent point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Suns back in early July. Now he has been traded again, back to his hometown team and much closer to home than he has been since joining the NBA. It might turn out to be a great move for him in the world of fantasy basketball, especially with how much the Bucks need him on both ends of the court.
This really looks like a salary dump on the surface for the Suns, especially as the team tries to rebuild almost its entire roster. As for the Bucks, the lack of talent left on the roster is pretty telling. It's unclear where Butler will fit into the rotation, though, as the team brought in O.J. Mayo and Gary Neal at shooting guard and already has Ersan Ilyasova and Carlos Delfino at small forward. Another deal might just be on the horizon for the struggling franchise.
These NBA trade rumors pop up during what has been a downtime for the league, so it will at least give fans something to look at before the official preseason begins. For now, this move has no discernible fantasy basketball impact simply because it is unclear how Caron Butler will even fit into the rotation. Things could change quickly if the Milwaukee Bucks decide to make more moves.
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