5 NBA greats looking to bounce back from a miserable last season
This past off-season saw a lot of player movement as compared to the recent years, majority of which were a part of the domino effect after LeBron James made his decision to re-sign with his home state franchise of the Cleveland Cavaliers.The surprising part wasnt that much about the player movement as it was about the number of veterans who were part of the jersey change. Caron Butler, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce and Pau Gasol are a few at the top of the list which has many more.It isnt anything new for veterans to flock to strong championship contending teams in order to get a ring or two before they retire however from the players perspective contributing on the title run even as a role player is extremely important. The last thing you want the papers to say is that you were a liability rather than an asset with experience and talent.So as part of a new team or not here are 5 greats of the game who will be desperate for a good year after a terrible past season.
#5 Caron Butler-Detroit Pistons
Caron Butler has had a rough last couple of seasons which he spent playing for three teams the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. For a talented and versatile forward like him, it is surprising to know that he has played for 8 teams in his 12 year NBA career.
As a player it is extremely tough to find stability in your game when your constantly changing teams and courtesy of injuries Butler hasn’t had the smoothest ride in recent years. Out of the 8 teams he has played for in his career,he has played for five of them in the last five years. Nonetheless not all hope is lost for the 12 year veteran as he has recently signed a 2 year deal with the Detroit Pistons for 9 million dollars.
With assured minutes for a couple of years in a team where his experience and talent could be very handy, Butler would love the opportunity to have a great season and rebound from the injuries and bad form.