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Rasual Butler
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Los Angeles Clippers  – No. 45
Shooting guard/small forward
Born May 23, 1979 (1979-05-23) (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League NBA
Salary $3,945,000[1]
High school Roman Catholic High School
College La Salle
Draft 2nd round, 52nd overall, 2002
Miami Heat
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Miami Heat (2003–2005)
New Orleans Hornets(2005-2009)
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Rasual Butler (born May 23, 1979) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in the Point Breeze area of south Philadelphia, one of the toughest sections of the city, notorious for crime. After a career at La Salle University, Butler was a second round draft choice of the Miami Heat in the 2002 NBA Draft. After three seasons, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of the largest trade in NBA history. The 4 team trade involved the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Utah Jazz, and featured thirteen players, most notably Eddie Jones, Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and James Posey. Rasual recently starred in Trina's music video "Here We Go".[2]

His outside shooting is considered to be his greatest strength, achieving 36 percent over the course of his career and even 46 percent (50 total) during the 2003–04 season from behind the three-point line according to NBA.com. His career-high total were 134 made three-point shots (37 percent) during the 2006–07 NBA season.

During the 2007–08 regular season (still with the New Orleans Hornets) he averaged 17 minutes of action, 4.9 points and 2 rebounds per game while coming mostly from the bench.

On August 12, 2009, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired Butler by trading a conditional 2016 second round draft pick.[3]

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NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Miami 72 28 21.0 .362 .292 .731 2.6 1.3 .3 .6 7.5
2003–04 Miami 45 0 15.0 .476 .463 .762 1.4 .5 .2 .3 6.8
2004–05 Miami 65 15 18.5 .399 .373 .771 2.3 1.0 .3 .4 6.5
2005–06 NO/Oklahoma City 79 20 23.7 .406 .380 .693 2.9 .5 .4 .6 8.7
2006–07 NO/Oklahoma City 81 38 27.4 .398 .369 .644 3.2 .8 .5 .7 10.1
2007–08 New Orleans 51 8 17.2 .350 .331 .839 2.0 .7 .3 .4 4.9
2008–09 New Orleans 82 74 31.9 .433 .390 .782 3.3 .9 .6 .7 11.2
Career 475 183 23.1 .404 .371 .730 2.6 .8 .4 .5 8.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Miami 10 0 5.8 .409 .333 .000 1.1 .2 .1 .0 2.1
2004–05 Miami 12 1 15.2 .373 .367 .333 1.5 .6 .1 .1 4.7
2008–09 New Orleans 5 5 31.6 .459 .526 1.000 3.0 .2 .2 .8 10.6
Career 27 6 14.7 .407 .414 .833 1.6 .4 .1 .2 4.8

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Whitaker, Land (April 17, 2006). "NBA Antics". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/lang_whitaker/04/17/nba.oddities/.  
  3. ^ "Clippers Acquire Rasual Butler From New Orleans". NBA.com. 2009-08-12. http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/breakingnews090812.html. Retrieved 2009-08-12.  

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