Butler Gains by Losing; Hard Work over Summer Raised Play
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
As the Washington Wizards prepared to face Philadelphia on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break, the mood was light and Caron Butler was the target.
With Butler a first-time All-Star as the only player in the NBA averaging at least 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals, teammates Brendan Haywood and Roger Mason uproariously recounted the first time they saw Butler, whom they remember as mammoth rather than the svelte small forward he is today.
"He was like 6-7, 260 with a big, blown-out 'fro and a belly to match," Haywood said of watching a cherubic Butler on television playing for the University of Connecticut. "I …
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Publication information: Article title: Butler Gains by Losing; Hard Work over Summer Raised Play. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 17, 2007. Page number: C01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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