Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  12 responses

Caron Butler’s Return for the Playoffs ‘Extremely Unlikely’

Rick Carlisle doesn’t expect to see Caron Butler in a Mavs uniform during their first round Playoff series. From ESPN: “Butler, who was averaging 15.0 points and 4.1 rebounds before he got hurt vs. Milwaukee on Jan. 1 and had surgery, will continue his aggressive rehabilitation work in an effort to be able to contribute during the postseason. The Mavs continue to be cautious about that possibility. ‘I can’t give you a medical opinion,’ Carlisle said. ‘My coaching opinion is, his jump shot looks great. He’s doing great and he’s way ahead of schedule. But timetable-wise, I don’t have one. He’s been able to step up his activity moderately, but he’s not running yet or anything like that. It’s extremely unlikely we’ll see him in the first round.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com c_cantrell

    doesnt really matter.. the mavs have become used to headin home after the first round anyway

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    lol…true story

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    “And It’s extremely unlikely we’ll see the second round either.”

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    File this article under the No Sh@# sherlock section.

  • Josh

    Too bad for Caron, he’s a good ball player. I’m surprised Dallas has been able to keep a top four spot without him.

  • http://slamonline josh

    even if caron came back the mavs still are not going to pull out of the west

  • steve

    mavs are gonna handle their business this, refs are gonna try and keep em out of the paint but they have enough good jump shooters to overcome david stern and ref haters…oh yea and wack a$$ haters too

  • http://slamonline josh

    i would like too see the 5 starters come out dirk marion chandler kidd jj cause these guys can score more in the paint cause you cant win a game by jumpshooting all night but you can win games with freethrows

  • http://slamonline josh

    mavs pull one out of the box while spurs and lakers lost

  • Carlos

    I bet all these guys that posted above me feel like idiots right about now.

  • http://slamonline josh

    they surpised me can they get out of the west and maybe face the heat again

  • http://slamonline josh

    can they reach the nba finals and win it all or does dirk see a another seris lost with all thats on the line