Chris Paul Misses Rasual Butler

The Butler trade this summer caught CP-3 by surprise: “Paul said the Hornets’ recent trade of Rasual Butler to the Los Angeles Clippers affected him, because he and Butler shared a unique relationship. ‘Oh, man, to tell you the truth, that hurt me,’ Paul said. ‘Rasual is my guy, somebody I’m really close to. Him and David West were the only two guys who’ve been on my team every year since I’ve been a rookie. But that kind of caught me off guard and hit close to home. He was my guy.”‘