Caron Butler traded to Bucks
The Phoenix Suns traded small forward Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Ish Smith and former Piston center Viacheslav Kravstov.
The move sends Butler to his hometown team. The 11-year NBA veteran is from nearby Racine.
The Suns acquired Butler and point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers on July 10 in a three-team trade that sent the Suns’ Jared Dudley and Milwaukee’s J.J. Redick to Los Angeles. Milwaukee got two second-round draft picks in the deal.
Butler signed a three-year, $24-million contract with the Clippers in December of 2011.
-- Detroit Free Press