Caron Butler: Nobody Called to Tell Me I Was Traded.

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Not a good look from our FO... Caron Butler says nobody from Clippers called to tell him he was traded Kurt Helin Aug 22, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT Leave a comment AP It's a common courtesy in the NBA - guys who are about to be traded hear about it from their agents and others around the league, but when the hammer drops the GM or coach or someone from the team calls with the formal notification. "Thank you for your service " and all that jazz anyone who has been fired knows too well. Caron Butler learned the Clippers traded him to Phoenix through the....

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Clippersfan86
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Yea that's pretty trashy. Kaman and Gordon claimed the same thing happened to them. They need to make this right and call him up.

uncool
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I'm thinking maybe it went unnoticed because the FO was in transition, with Doc coming in... but there's no excuse, Gary or Andy have to make that call.

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Come on, a courtesy call would have been nice. Caron was a good teammate and give it his best go as a Clipper, never complaining about his reduced minutes. I'm shocked that he didn't even get a phone call. One of the few things that the front office did wrong this offseason.

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Can't say I'm not mad, cause I am. You don't do that to one of the biggest promoters of Clips Nation. The guy repped us every chance he got. Glad Tough Juice took the high road.

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Dumbasses. A simple phone call and he would have been talking about how great the Clippers are in these interviews. You do everything right for a few years, you can't forget to do the little things.

It's so simple and easy. Dumb not to make that call.

Clippersfan86
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Exactly. It's not hard.

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Disappointing to hear about this. I hope the players spoke to him at least

tense2
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Damn, can't blame this on Olshey. wink

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He was at Barnes' wedding not too long ago. They have him and his wife with the players in a few pics so I'm sure there are no hard feelings.

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Couldn't say it better myself

lobcityhawaii
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Dam Caron was a great teammate and hard worker! He deserves better. The front office needs to be better than that...

Clippernation and the fans appreciate you Caron!

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Seems weird this happens yet again. I can understand a Gm or President letting guys know that they are in our future plans, we don't plan on trading you and making it public, like they did with Gordon. This was probably to move the trade along, and if it didn't happen, to instil confidence in our team members. However, Gordon and Kaman who aren't 5 minute a night players, and neither is Caron deserved to at least be given a heads up like, hey sorry to let you know but you've been traded. Thanks for your time here we look forward to working with you in the future again.

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Wow! Our FO managed to disrespect one of the most professional guy in our squad.

ClipsGForce
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Our FO should clean themselves out by apologizing to Caron and thanks him for his contribution.

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I don't get why our FO can't seem to get this specific issue fixed....

ekker3
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kaman and gordon found out they were being traded when blake griffin jumpped into deandre's arms and said the now ubiquitous phrase "Lob City".

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kaman and gordon found out they were being traded when blake griffin jumpped into deandre's arms and said the now ubiquitous phrase "Lob City".
This is false, Kaman and EJ were not at the same event as Blake and DJ, they were at a separate event. EJ found out via some social media. Olshey said he and Del Negro were in the lobby of the Clippers' practice facility waiting for the players to return from the events to discuss the trade. "Unfortunately in today's social media it didn't matter if they were home, on a bus, shootaround, out to dinner," Olshey said.....

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da11da
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I have no problem with our FO not calling Caron Butler after the trade. Why would we have to thank him? Did he play for free?

BoomRizzle
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Something tells me awkward Andy Roeser isn't too keen on making a phone call telling one of the toughest/scariest dudes around that he's been traded to a lottery team.

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Our FO is still learning, I see.

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OUr front office really is run shabbily,we are probably very lucky CP3 is there to keep his eye on them for all of our sakes. Lord,just call the guys and say thanks for the memories or something.

CP3Heliflopter
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That Is a really amateur mistake. I am surprised. I hope it was fixed right away but then again it might have been too late at that point.

ArtClip
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I hope this was already fixed. Tuff Juice always gave everything on the court for this team.

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Who cares he's on enemy lines now.

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will miss you "tough juice'!!!

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Exactly. I am almost certain that at some point before the trade, they probably explained what their plans were and that he was a trade chip. I would bet the family farm that Caron knew he was going to be traded this summer.

Greenmonk94
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I will miss all those shots he use to chuck at the rim.. his chucks will be missed

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caron will be traded to the bucks very soon.

namzug
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Sucks nobody was straight up with him, I think that will change going forward with Doc in place. Doc might of felt like it was responsibility of those that were here with Caron. Anyways hope that is something of the past.

Congratulations to Caron on (if) going to his hometown team. If he can't win a title with us I am glad for him to go to his hometown.

ClipperKyle32
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Not 1 But Traded Twice in one summer!!!!!! That Is gotta hurt!!!! But his wife posted an Instagram picture of the Bucks logo and I figured that he was getting traded to them

namzug
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I read that he has always wanted to go there since he is from there. This might be a good thing from his perspective, I would consider Milwaukee in a better place due to the young talent and Eastern Conference.

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I think we should try to get involved with this trade.The Bucks have the cap space to take on Butlers contract without taking back a big contract.The Suns could use a good locker room vet if they move Butler.So a trade I think could happen is

Clippers give Willie Green and a 2nd round draft pick

Clippers get Miles Plumlee

Suns give Caron Butler and Miles Plumlee

Suns get Willie Green,Viacheslav Kravtsov,and 2nd round draft pick(LAC)

Bucks give Viacheslav Kravtsov

Bucks get Caron Butler

I think each team would agree to this because it fills a need for each team.Clippers could use a young big like Plumlee,he is a energy player with a developing defensive game.Not a good scorer but is still young and could be our back up 4 or 5 of the future.Suns would be giving up a vet like Butler so would probably want one back for their young locker room.Willie is a good locker room guy and a great vet.Suns also have the Morris twins and Channing Frye at PF so they don't have a need for Plumlee really.And Bucks get the vet they want without giving up a big asset.

If our FO could do this I would feel a lot better about the Jamison signing because we would be getting a young player in Plumlee who's defense could really develop a lot under Doc's tutelage.So if Jamison gets injured we have a decent young big to take some of those minutes.If each team agree's to this trade our roster would look like this

PG: CP3,Collison

SG: Redick,Crawford,Bullock

SF: Dudley,Barnes

PF: BG,Jamison,Plumlee

C: DJ,Mullens,Hollins

That is a good mix of players.You got youth,vets,and overall a good locker room.None of these guys have attitudes or ego's.All I think we would need is another player who could play the 1 and 2.A vet most likely,maybe someone like Keyon Dooling or Royal Ivey who won't demand minutes but could play spot minutes in case of injury or foul trouble.

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I just hope the suns front office called him. Poor guy getting paid millions and no one calls him after he's traded! I'm glad this douche bag is not on our team anymore.

ClipperB23
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Seriously? Caron was a class act for us and always repped ClipperNation, no reason for you to call him a 'douche'. Best of luck to him in Milwaukee (except when he's playing my Clippers!8) )

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Caron Butler for Ish Smith and some unknown guy.

So we basically traded Bledsoe for Dudley. Not sure why we couldn't have just traded Caron for Redick S&T and we could have had better offers come our way for Bledsoe.

I like Dudley and he's not making too much money but we did re-sign Barnes and drafted Bullock so the SF position is loaded.

da11da
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He might have been a class act when he was here but talking **** after you are traded makes you a douche bag.

Clippersfan86
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da11da he didn't talk trash, he was just bummed we didn't call. NOTHING about Caron Butler is deserving of being called a douche. Show some respect to a guy who earned it and always worked his butt off, was a fantastic teammate and always represented us well.

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^ Agree 100% 86!

namzug
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second that, I'll root for Caron to be successful anytime he is not playing us.

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Feel bad about the loss. I know it was for the best to let him go, but man I have to say I did get used to his personality

da11da
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You guys act like he took a major pay cut to be a clipper or he played for free. He did his job he received his money and when he left he complained that our front office didn't call him.

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Who the F**K cares if he said we didn't call him or send a card. It's hear say, just throwing a little dig at the organization cause he was a weak link to the roster. Waste of a thread folks, Caron needs to shut his mouth and just collect his 8 million he's now stealing from the SUNS! Ha!

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Looks like he has just been traded

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Haha, damn. He was just modeling the new Suns jerseys. Well, at least he backs in his home state now, closer to family.

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Some guy from a Boston paper is saying that the Bucks might look to trade him to Boston

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/caron-butl ... --nba.html

Is this even possible?

tense2
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Maybe he'll rival what happen to Quentin Richardson in 2009 for the most times an ex Clipper has been traded (4) before the season actually gets under way, LOL.

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Wow, 4 times? I can't believe it

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I was thinking the same, tense (although you probably will ignore this since you like to pretend I'm on your ignore list). I doubt the Celtics would want to hold on to him so he'll be passed around like Q Rich did.

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@Grillnap

It appears as if we got the last productive years of Caron Butler. I suspect that he will continue to be used as a trading piece since his basketball skills have declined.

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