May 25, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler (2) handles the ball against San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the second quarter in game three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Caron Butler, Detroit Pistons agree to deal


On Sunday night, reports surfaced that NBA veteran Caron Butler was close to agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Pistons.

On Monday, that became official.

According to ESPN.com, the two sides have been able to reach an agreement that will take Butler off of the open market.

The deal is a two-year contract that will be in the neighborhood of $10 million.

After learning that the Pistons have signed Butler, fellow Connecticut Huskies alum and current Pistons big man Andre Drummond congratulated his new teammate.

 

Butler joins point guard D.J. Augustin, who the Pistons signed over the weekend, in the revamped backcourt.

Last season, Butler averaged 10.5 points, 1.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the NBA Free Agency period for the latest news, rumors and signings from around the league.

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