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Rasual Butler - SG/SF, 6'7, 215
Free agent - Last played with Minnesota (2016)
       Date of birth: 05/23/1979
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 53rd pick, 2002
     Out of: La Salle
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

9th April, 2002 USBL Drafted 40th overall in the 2002 USBL Draft by Glens Falls Adirondack Wildcats.
2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 53rd overall by Miami.
15th August, 2002 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Miami. Included team option for 2003/04.
17th September, 2002 CBA Drafted 33rd overall in the 2002 CBA Draft by Yakima Sun Kings.
30th June, 2003 NBA Miami exercised 2003/04 team option.
29th July, 2004 NBA Re-signed by Miami to a two year, $2.5 million contract.
2nd August, 2005 NBA As a part of a five team deal, traded by Miami, along with Kirk Snyder from Utah to New Orleans in exchange for the draft rights to Roberto Duenas.
26th July, 2006 NBA Re-signed by New Orleans to a four year, $13.89 million contract.
12th August, 2009 NBA Traded by New Orleans, along with cash, to L.A. Clippers in exchange for a protected 2016 second round pick (not conveyed).
28th July, 2010 NBA Re-signed by L.A. Clippers to a one year, $2.4 million contract.
28th February, 2011 NBA Waived by L.A. Clippers.
3rd March, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Chicago.
22nd August, 2011 Spain Signed a one year contract with Gran Canaria.
19th September, 2011 Spain Left Gran Canaria.
10th December, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.
28th March, 2012 NBA Waived by Toronto.
16th January, 2013 D-League Acquired by Tulsa 66ers.
25th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
26th September, 2014 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
28th September, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
9th March, 2016 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
23rd September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Minnesota.
22nd October, 2016 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
When: Where:
1998 - 2002 La Salle (NCAA)
June 2002 - August 2005 Miami Heat (NBA)
August 2005 - August 2009 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
August 2009 - February 2011 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2011 - June 2011 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
August 2011 - September 2011 Gran Canaria (Spain)
December 2011 - March 2012 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2013 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
September 2013 - June 2014 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
September 2014 - June 2015 Washington Wizards (NBA)
September 2015 - March 2016 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
September 2016 - October 2016 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;

1) Jason Collins (Atlanta)
2) Marquis Daniels (Boston)
3) Anthony Carter (Denver)
4) Rasual Butler and Craig Smith (L.A. Clippers)
5) Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers; this can be avoided if he invokes his player option for next season concurrent to the trade.)
6) Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo (Miami)
7) Aaron Gray (New Orleans; same as Brown.)
8) Josh Howard (Washington)

Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.

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   2013 Summer League rosters, Orlando Summer Pro League - Indiana

Rasual Butler

Butler returned to the D-League last season in an attempt to springboard himself back into the NBA. He played well, averaging 17.8 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Tulsa 66ers. However, aged 34, the once good athleticism has largely gone, save for flashes. Butler would like to cash in on a reputation as a three-and-D guy, but the reality of his situation is that he's average at both, and only ever was. He has been a sub-par NBA player for years - this isn't meant pejoratively, although it's appreciated that it's hard to take it any other way - and he's not going to reverse that now.

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   Deadline looms for these unguaranteed players

Indiana - Rasual Butler: Butler adds nothing of note to his team, is aged 35, is buried on the depth chart behind much greater talents (especially in light of Danny Granger's return), and has not been a capable player for several years. None of this reconciles with him having his contract guaranteed. Then again, it did not reconcile with him making the roster in the first place, either.

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