Butler was waived by the Spurs on Wednesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The move comes in response to the team needing to clear a spot for Kevin Martin, who agreed to sign with San Antonio over the weekend. Butler was far from a fixture in the rotation this season, but he appeared in 46 games, averaging 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game. The 36-year-old won't be playoff-eligible this season, so he's unlikely to find a new home until the offseason.
Butler played 11 minutes and provided two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and two assists in Monday's 119-101 win over the Heat. Butler has seen double-digit minutes in two of the last three games, but went unused in the Spurs' more closely-contested win over the Lakers on Feb. 6. As such, Butler's appearances are likely to be limited to games where the outcome is already well in hand, so don't count on his minutes being consistent.
Butler (coach's decision) was inactive in Monday's 106-79 win over the Nets. The Spurs aren't dealing with any injuries at the moment, and with Butler either ranking as the 14th or 15th man on the squad, there hasn't been an opportunity for him to see the court much recently. He's appeared in only one of his team's last nine contests.
Butler scored seven points off the bench against the 76ers on Monday with five rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. The Spurs sat Kawhi Leonard (illness), Tim Duncan (rest), and Manu Ginobili (rest) against Philadelphia, and Butler was the recipient of a lot minutes due to that. The Spurs will get back to full strength Wednesday and Butler's value is very low moving forward.
Butler scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds in ten minutes in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee. Butler hasn't been a significant factor for the Spurs this season. Though he has played in all but two contests on the season he's averaging just 8.7 minutes and 2.0 points per game. It doesn't appear likely that Butler will step into a larger role anytime soon, and if his minutes don't improve he shouldn't be looked to for much, if any, fantasy output.
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