Caron Butler

Caron Butler


3/13/1980, Racine, Wisconsin

Birth Name

James Caron Butler


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  • Trivia

    • He has two daughters named Mia and Camary, and a son named Caron Jr.

    • He married Andrea Pink in 2005.

    • He went to high school at Racine Park High School, where he played basketball.

    • The Associated Press awarded him with Honorable Mention All-America in his sophomore year of college.

    • He went to college at Connecticut for two years. He majored in communications.

    • He spent $26,000 to give bicycles to kids in his hometown that could not afford them.

    • Because of the charity work he did in 2006, The Sporting News recognized him as one of the top "Good Guys" in sports.

    • He was a part of organizing "Urban Dialogue: Stop The Violence — A Community Outreach Event." It was were kids in Wisconsin got together to play basketball and to discuss getting rid of violence.

    • His mother, Mattie Paden, raised him by herself.

    • He had a playoff career high of 20 rebounds in game six against Cleveland, in the 2006 postseason.

    • He has scored 20 or more points in a playoff game seven times, and he has gotten 10 or more rebounds in a playoff game six times. He has gotten a total of 5 playoff double doubles.

    • In the playoffs he averages 14.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 40.7 minutes.

    • In 2004 he played in 13 playoff games for Miami. He averaged 12.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.15 steals, and 39.3 minutes.

    • In 2006 he played in all six of Washington's playoff games. He averaged 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds.

    • During the 2005-2006 season he missed a total of seven games do to injury, in which the team went 2-7. When he was out from 4/7 to 4/14 the team went 0-5 and almost lost there 5th seed in the playoffs.

    • During the 2005-2006 season he had a career high of 16 rebounds at Chicago, on 1/27. He also had a career high of 14 free throws made and he tied his career high of 15 free throws attempted against the LA Lakers on 12/16.

    • During the 2005-2006 season he had four games where he scored 30 or more points and he had 9 double doubles.

    • When he joined the starting lineup, in his first season with the Wizards, the team had a 33-21 record. In the starting lineup he averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

    • During the 2005-2006 season he averaged 17.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

    • During his first season with the Wizards he was part of the highest scoring teammate trio in the league. Butler, Jamison, and Arenas averaged 67.1 points per game.

    • In the 2005-2006 season his free throw percentage was .870, which was 11th in the league.

    • During the 2005-2006 season he averaged what was career high numbers in points, rebounds, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage.

    • In the 2005-2006 season he played for the Washington Wizards. He played in 76 games and he started in 54 of them.

    • During the 2004-2005 season he had a season high of 34 points against Sacramento on 4/15. He had a season high of 12 rebounds against Houston on 4/7.

    • During the 2004-2005 season he was 40th in the league in scoring, 17th in free throw percentage, and 23rd in steals.

    • During the last 15 games of the 2004-2005 season he averaged 21.9 points.

    • In the 2004-2005 season he played in 77 games for the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.

    • In the 2003-2004 season he got his career-high of 14 rebounds, against Chicago on 4/23. In another game against Chicago, on 3/29, he scored a season high of 30 points.

    • In his second NBA season he had 33 games where he scored in double figures, and 4 where he scored 20 or more.

    • In the 2003-2004 season he played in 68 games and started in 56. He missed a total of 13 games because of an injury.

    • In the 2003-2004 season he averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.10 steals and 29.9 minutes per game.

    • In his Rookie season he had 65 games where he scored in double figures and 22 games where he scored 20 or more points.

    • In the 2002-2003 season he led the Heat in total points, steals, minutes played, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, and free throws made.

    • In the Rookie Challenge, during All-Star weekend of the 2002-2003 season, he started and scored a team high of 23 points.

    • In the 2002-2003 season he was NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the month in November, January, February, and March.

    • In his first season in the NBA, he finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting.

    • In the 2002-2003 season he played in 78 games. He averaged 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds.

    • Caron Butler was named to the 2007 NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas. This marked his first all-star appearance after averaging over 20 points and 7 rebounds per game.

    • Caron Butler played college basketball at Connecticut.

    • Caron Butler is 6'7" and he weighs 228 pounds.

    • Caron Butler is #3 for the Wizards.

    • Caron Butler is a starting forward for the Washington Wizards.

  • Quotes

    • Caron: I think the fans are probably a lot louder in Storrs. I'd like to see the Hartford crowd create that same environment.

    • Caron: The fan support may have been a little bit better in Storrs. But we still took the mentality in Hartford that this is our court.

    • Caron: He's been the sparkplug, hitting big shots when we need them. Like I told him, I hope that he makes the All-Star team. That would be big for him and for this organization. But if not, he's an All-Star in our minds. He's hitting the glass hard and making other guys better.

    • Caron: That has been our focus all year and now we're starting to feel comfortable playing defense. We have to keep turning it up. I think the difference is that we're trusting each other more than we did at the beginning of the season.

    • Caron: I just think that chemistry is always big, and once chemistry starts coming together, it's a beautiful thing. Now you're seeing it. We went through a lot of adversity after winning early on, and now we're starting to roll.

    • Caron: He looks great. He's attacking and getting to the basket, which is something everybody knew he could do. He's having fun out there and he's being a vocal leader. You can see him finding his place.

    • Caron: When you go through adversity, either you are going to bail out or you come together. This team came together and got closer. I think that's why we're being so successful right now because we're so tight. I just think the chemistry is coming together slowly but surely. It is coming together more and more.

    • Caron: I think it's just that my teammates are getting used to me and I'm getting used to them. Offensively, I'm just trying to stay in a good rhythm and a good flow. My teammates are doing a good job finding me in a rhythm, and I'm just doing what I know how to do.

    • Caron: He is the most effective, not when he's scoring, but when he gets other people involved. He demands a double-team every night. He did a great job of reading the situation and either going to the rim or passing it off. He's a superstar.

    • Caron: We will take them however we can get them.

    • Caron: If Coach needed me to come off the bench to be successful, I was going to do that. Obviously we went through a stretch in which we didn't win games, and with the injury to Jarvis Hayes, he told me I had the opportunity to start. He asked me how I felt about it, and I said, 'If the team's going to be better with me starting, I'll all for it.' And we've been good. We're 3-1.

    • Caron: It felt real good. I got my legs under me, I followed through, I really wanted that shot. Chucky did a great job of finding me, and it just fell a little short.

    • Caron: I just wanted to win the game. It hurt losing to them out there like that. It was an opportunity for us to get a win, and we came up short, so it's good to get a win here. Maybe we can get something started from it.

    • Caron: All ball. I had all ball. I had my hand on top of the ball and he just swung his hands everywhere. Kobe gets that call.

    • Caron: This trip is big, it really is. We're trying to get some consistency right now, and we have to find it on this trip. We have to do something before the new year starts and use that as momentum. It's a long season, but we have to feel that sense of urgency to get something done, and it begins with this trip.

    • Caron: We've been playing great basketball. I think we're a loose ball or a stop away. The whistle can blow either way but . . . you don't want the game to get in those situations in which a call can determine a game. We need to continue to play hard and with a lot of energy. We'll be fine.

    • Caron: Yeah, it was ugly, but we won. We'll take it, especially after the trip we just had.

    • Caron: Right now we're winning games. That's all that matters.

    • Caron: With the adversity I've been through in my life, he helped me through it. He's a great man. I'm just happy to be in the circle. I love you for that, coach.

    • Caron: We've got to have it. Anyway, anyhow. We're going to win this basketball game.

    • Caron: We're fed up with this losing already. It's not something we're going to get used to.

    • Caron: Coach is a player's coach, ... He gets real involved in what's going on, so I had to give him a little high-five.

    • Caron: It's been disappointing being over there on the sidelines, but being 3-0 makes it feel a whole lot better.

    • Caron: We're the bench mob, ... We're going to come in the game and pick up where the starters leave off.

    • Caron: I'm just happy because this is such a great situation for me and my family, ... I know a good fit when I see one and from the time I arrived here in Washington, the organization has made me and my family feel so welcome. I'm excited about knowing that my future will be with this team.

    • Caron: If that's where they need me to play to win basketball games, then so be it. I'm still a starter in my own mind. I'm just going to produce and get it done.

    • Caron: It's a great place to play -- and a great place to stay also. I fit in here. The offense fits me.

    • Caron: My knee is fine. I'm just struggling to make shots. I've just got to keep working hard and stay positive. Good things will happen.

    • Caron: Right now, I'm to the point where I'm getting the first option and the second option but I'm still learning the third option and then sometimes the fourth option, ... Say I'm at the top of the key and I flash through the lane to the wing. Then it's, okay, now I cut over here. Then, I have to cut over here. I'm learning all of the reads. It's one of those things where it will become more familiar the more I'm out there.

    • Caron: I'm a tough dude, and I plan on bringing toughness to the table. (I'm) tough-minded, tough-willed. That's how I was brought up.

    • Caron: Defense can help you get on some magnificent runs and put teams away. That's what we're looking forward to because we know we can score. We have a lot of offensive-minded guys that can fill it up so, if we get stops, we'll have no problems on the other end.

    • Caron: What an event like this in any community accomplishes is bringing people together for goodness,'' said Leito, who was an assistant at Connecticut when Butler played there.

    • Caron: He gave me an opportunity when everybody turned their back on me. He gave me a chance to come to school. He accepted me into his family. It was a great experience for me at UConn and I am grateful to him for that. I wouldn't miss this for anything.

    • Caron: There might be a kid out there who has been through some bad things and maybe seeing me, someone who has been through the things I've been through will help them, ... I don't necessarily mean playing in the NBA. It can be school. It can be music. It might be helping other people. There are so many better things that you can do with your life. We all go through some difficult things, but once those things happen, the question is: How are you going to respond?

    • Caron: Mr. Grunfeld and Jordan have accepted us with open arms, ... I've had phone calls, and I've felt like was a lottery pick all over again so I feel great. We're very happy, and I appreciate this.

    • Caron: I like how this looks on me, ... I think I can get used to this.

    • Caron: This is an opportunity right here, ... You pray for situations like this. To be put in a situation where you are with a [general manager] who has followed you since high school and knows the ins and outs of your game. Not only that, but he knows about your personality. This is a great situation for me and my family and I'm going to embrace it.

    • Caron: He's followed my career through high school, college and through the NBA. You want somebody who knows your game inside out, who knows what you like to do in certain situations. I'm excited about this opportunity and truly blessed.

    • Caron: I'm just happy to be someplace where I'm wanted, where I can dig in and carve out a place for myself.

    • Caron: It was a crazy experience because she is a woman who everyone in the world looks up to, ... I mean, you walk in there and one of the first things you see is a picture of Nelson Mandela on the wall. That's when you realize just how big a situation it is. To go in there with my mother, whose been watching Oprah for years, it was just a really exciting experience, something I won't ever forget.