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Caron Butler doesn't hold back on his time with the Kings this year

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Kimani Okearah

One of the many weird subplots of the season involved veteran Caron Butler, who surprisingly signed a two year deal (second year being a player option) with the Kings this past summer instead of joining a playoff team in search of a ring like many other veterans near the end of their career.  Butler was brought in presumably to be a leader in the locker room and a mentor for the younger players on the team, including DeMarcus Cousins.

That being said, there was probably some expectation of playing time as well.  Despite his age, Butler hadn't played less than 20 minutes a game at any point in his entire career.  With the Kings, he played just 10.4 minutes a game and only 17 games total, a steep drop-off.

That being said, playing time for Caron Butler was probably least among the many complaints Kings fans had this season. Still, it was very interesting to hear Butler's take on the season, DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl's system yesterday morning when he was interviewed by the Drive on KHTK.  You can listen to the full interview here.  Butler will have to make a decision in the upcoming month on whether or not to accept his option for next year or move on from the Kings.  I doubt very much he'll return after this year's debacle, but if he does, I'll appreciate the presence he brings to this locker room.