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Caron Butler says Kevin Durant is his favorite teammate ever

by Erik Horne Published: July 15, 2014
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Caron Butler's favorite teammate ever? Kevin Durant. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Caron Butler's favorite teammate ever? Kevin Durant. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

New Detroit Pistons swingman Caron Butler jumped on the Pistons’ Twitter account on Tuesday to answer questions from fans. Butler recently agreed to a two-year deal with the Pistons in free agency.

One of those questions: Who’s the toughest player to guard?

 

Fair. At his best, Kobe Bryant is an incredibly tough matchup. You’d also have to assume Butler is speaking from a standpoint of all the players he’s ever had to guard, and not currently, because Kevin Durant would be a much harder guard than present-day Kobe. Butler would know best, as he played with Bryant for a season in 2004-05 and Durant this past season (2013-14).

Butler also paid homage to Durant in one of his final questions:

 

 

That’s high praise considering Butler’s been in the league 12 seasons  — and only one with KD. But Durant did try his best to keep Butler in Oklahoma City. Some other highlights of Butler’s Twitter chat:

 

Favorite pre-game ritual?

 

What can Butler bring to the Pistons?

 

Why did he choose the Pistons?

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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