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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder is getting a new player added to the roster.
Free-agent swingman Caron Butler has decided to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Butler was recently bought out by his current team, the Milwaukee Bucks, which means he was allowed to sign with another team before Saturday’s deadline.
Caron Butler is a 33-year-old veteran of many NBA seasons.
He’s won a championship ring before when he played for the Dallas Mavericks and he began his pro career with the Miami Heat.
Butler is a 6’7″, 225 lb. perimeter player who can play guard or forward.
He’s a 2-time NBA all-star and a former member of the NBA all-Rookie team.
He played collegiate ball at Connecticut where he was an All-American and a lottery pick coming out of college, where he was the 10th player chosen overall in the 2002 NBA draft.
On Saturday, the Thunder officially announced the signing of Butler.
Sam Presti, the Thunder GM, said, “Caron represents what we look for in a Thunder player and will positively impact our team.”
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.