The Clippers have brought back small forward Rasual Butler on a one-year deal. Financial terms of the contract have yet to be released.
Butler was sort of the forgotten man this offseason. He was drawing interest from teams around the league, and most expected him to bolt to a contender, so this signing comes as a bit of a surprise. Butler will serve the role of stop-gap at the three again this season while Al-Farouq Aminu adapts his skills to the NBA setting. Despite not shooting a terribly high percentage from beyond the arc, Butler did set the Clippers record for most three pointers made in a single season.
Butler is a known entity for the Clippers. He’s proven to be a good outside shooter who can heat up in a hurry and can hold his own on the other end. Butler’s deficiencies are more evident when he is forced to make plays off the bounce or try and carry the scoring load, as he often had to last season. With that said, some of the best lineups the Clippers put on the floor last year included Butler at the three.
We’ll have more on the roster and how it’s shaping up for the season very soon.