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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Dallas Mavericks Forward Caron Butler Done For Remainder Of Season
Dallas' worst nightmare seems to be on the horizon. Valuable swingman Caron Butler will miss the remainder of the regular season after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee. Butler was averaging 15 ppg, 4rpg and shooting around 43% from 3 while giving the Mavericks a reliable scoring option alongside Dirk Nowitzki (who is currently nursing injuries of his own).
This is a major blow to dallas' depth on the wing, where they were already lacking. The player formerly known as Shawn Marion will step in to fill Butler's spot in the starting rotation. Butler's injury may prompt Dallas to make a move to gain move depth (Jamario Moon or Tayshaun Prince would be a nice fit). Dallas is currently 2nd in the Western Conference behind San Antonio.