May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler (5) walks to the locker room after the 118-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Caron Butler says he feels like he’s back to his “old self.”


Caron Butler didn’t last long with the Phoenix Suns as he was recently traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

“Everything was handled the right way, in a very classy way. The Bucks had made inquires about me and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me and my family. My son (Caron Jr.) will be in eighth grade this year in Racine.” Butler told The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Ever since Butler had his patellar tendon surgery back in 2011, he has averaged a career-low in minutes per game in his final two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

“After I got back healthy, I actually wanted to play more. I had to accept the role I was given. I felt I was back to my old self. It’s never been hard for me to score. As long as I’m out there, I’ll find a way.” He continued to tell The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

If Butler can truly get back to his old self, this trade will work out well for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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