Rasual Butler: A Good Option For San Antonio Spurs

By George Middleton

The San Antonio Spurs have been busy all offseason. The Spurs are showing interest in Rasual Butler. The 36-year old has been on 7 teams in his 12-year career.

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Butler averaged 7.7 points in 75 games with the Washington Wizards last season. Butler shot 39% from three-point range. He is not only an efficient shooter, he makes good decisions (0.6 t0pg).

His terrific shooting wasn’t a fluke, he is a career 36% three-point shooter. His best season came in 2010 when he averaged 11.9 points with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Butler would be a terrific option for the Spurs bench, as a replacement for shooting guard Marco Belinelli. The Spurs only have one true small forward off their bench, Kyle Anderson. Anderson is a terrific passer and ball-handler at 6’9, but he isn’t a good shooter. Butler would be valuable to the Spurs as he can play either wing spot on defense.

Butler also competes despite not having the tools that most good defenders possess. He can gain a lot from playing with Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard. His experience would help the Spurs come playoff time. He has played in 43 playoff contests.

Butler is certainly a low-risk, high-reward option the Spurs must pursue.