Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Caron Butler likely done for year

After having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right knee, Mavericks forward Caron Butler is likely done for the season.

As ESPN's Jeff Caplan points out, the injury could cost Butler, who is in the final year of his contract, millions of dollars when he hits free agency.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle says that surgery "went extremely well, from what I heard.''

In the month of December, Butler averaged almost 17 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

With Butler (and Dirk Nowitzki) out on Jan. 2nd, Shawn Marion, who is available in one-third of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, scored a season-high 22 points on 11-of-16 shooting.

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