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Butler may return for Mavs playoffs

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08:24 AM ET 04.24 | Caron Butler has not been cleared for contact, but he appears to have a shot to contribute to the Dallas Mavericks if they reach the second round. The next step will be getting cleared for contact work, which could happen in the next week or two. Butler has maintained that he would be ready to help the Mavericks by the second round of the playoffs. It's looking as if he might make good on that pledge.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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April 24, 2011  08:50 AM ET

1 they are going to have to make it to the second rd first

April 24, 2011  08:51 AM ET

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my hands for being able to make my 1000th post. All which have been sports related and not for the sake of posting just to accumulate posts like someone I will not mention because then it would be a "personal" attack. Lord knows once the monitors put the evil eye on you they will take you down faster than Brandon Marshalls wife. But...I have been bad at times and have deserved a spanking they gave me (but only one was deserving). Without my hands and the monitors forgiveness this milestone would not have been possible.....and.....yeah Caron...you better get healthy soon!

April 24, 2011  09:17 AM ET

The second round?? Brandon Roy may have ripped the heart out of the Mavs last night. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there is no second round. Butler would then be given plenty of time to come back 100%...in October.

April 24, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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The second round?? Brandon Roy may have ripped the heart out of the Mavs last night. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there is no second round. Butler would then be given plenty of time to come back 100%...in October.

You beat me to it. Get to the 2nd round first. If not then Butler will return...next season.

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April 24, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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I don't understand.....he's been out for months, and he can come back next week, but not right now? What is changing in like 5 days?

yeah,, if he was smart, sit out the playoff and come back strong next season. Don't end up like penny or grant

April 24, 2011  10:22 AM ET
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The second round?? Brandon Roy may have ripped the heart out of the Mavs last night. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there is no second round. Butler would then be given plenty of time to come back 100%...in October.

Mavs in 7.

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April 24, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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The second round?? Brandon Roy may have ripped the heart out of the Mavs last night. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if there is no second round. Butler would then be given plenty of time to come back 100%...in October.

Amazing performance from the Blazers 9th best player. Lol

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April 24, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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Mavs in 7.

Wish I could be as confident...

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April 24, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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I don't understand.....he's been out for months, and he can come back next week, but not right now? What is changing in like 5 days?

why come back early .... remember Butler is a Free Agent this Summer.... re-injury and NO offers for next year or best offer Vet Min

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April 24, 2011  11:10 AM ET
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Wish I could be as confident...

Dirk.

April 24, 2011  11:10 AM ET
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If you guys lose, will chandler be re-signed?or can my knicks have him?

I think he ends up signing with the Heat...

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April 24, 2011  11:11 AM ET
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Amazing performance from the Blazers 9th best player. Lol

9th best?

Nice try, Sparky. He may never be the same exciting player but he could definitely still be a quality playter and 6th man of the year candidate.

April 24, 2011  11:12 AM ET

PLAYER

 
April 24, 2011  11:12 AM ET

LOL! I think that the mavs fans are crying right about now....

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