End of an era? Not quite as Raptors waive Butler
And then there were 12.
The Raptors put seldom-used guard Rasual Butler on waivers on Friday afternoon, taking the roster down to a lean dozen for the next few days at least.
Butler hasn’t played a significant minute in weeks and averaged 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in just 13.3 minutes over 34 games; he’s perhaps best remembered for not getting a timeout call in the final seconds of a tough home loss to the Lakers. However, he did have one big night, 13 points and some huge buckets in an early-season win in New York.
By placing Butler on waivers on Friday, the Raptors made it possible for him to catch on with another team and be eligible for the playoffs; he wouldn’t have been had Toronto waited even a day.
There are no plans to immediately replace Butler on the roster but it would be no surprise if someone is signed to a contract at the beginning of next week.