Pacers to sign Rasual Butler in non-guaranteed deal

Stephen Dunn

The Indiana Pacers have reportedly extended a non-guaranteed contract to veteran forward Rasual Butler.

RealGM has reported that the Indiana Pacers have signed veteran forward Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract according to Butler's agent. There's no guarantee this means Butler will make the season opening roster, but Butler, who was a part of Indiana's Summer League team, appeared to have shown the team enough to warrant a shot to make the team despite making little impact on the floor in the Summer League, averaging 6.2 points in just under 14 minutes.

If Butler makes the team, he'd be the 14th on a 15 man roster, but aside from a veteran presence, what does he bring the Pacers? Butler is a career 39.9% three point shooter, but has been well below that in recent years with the Clippers (.336, .338), including just .273 with Toronto his last year in the NBA in 2011-12. He shot .347 with the Tulsa 66ers last season en route to winning the D-League's Impact Player of the Year Award, given to the player who makes the greatest impact as an in-season acquisition (sadly, the award did not go to Miles Plumlee as one would expect after hearing the requisites for the award).

So is this move a deal? No deal? Will he make the final roster? Will he ever play if he does? Feel free to share your feelings, and thanks to C2975 for bringing the story to Indy Cornrows.

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