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Thunder players react to Caron Butler's imminent signing

by Darnell Mayberry Published: February 28, 2014

Here’s what Thunder players had to say today about the soon-to-be newest member of the team, forward Caron Butler, who on Friday morning agreed to join the club following his buyout from Milwaukee.

KEVIN DURANT
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Tough, tough. That’s why they call him ‘Tuff Juice,’ I guess. He just plays hard. From what I’ve seen, he’s a team-first guy. That’s about it."

ON WHAT HE COULD BRING "Just his shot-making. I seen a game where he made seven 3s this year. He had 38 another game. So he can put it up with the best of ‘em. He’s just a long, strong defender. He could do a lot for us."

NICK COLLISON
“I like his game. I think he can do a lot of things. He can shoot the ball from 3. He’s a natural scorer, and I think he’s a tough, physical guy. So I’ve liked his game over the years, for sure."

ON WHAT KIND OF DIMENSION BUTLER COULD ADD "Well, until he’s here, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to talk too much about it. But, like I said, I’ve always respected his game. I think he’s a guy that could help a lot of teams in the league. If we get him, I think it’ll be an added plus. But I know things aren’t done until they’re done. So we’ll go from there, I guess."

THABO SEFOLOSHA
"He’s a good player. I’ve had the chance to play against him quite a bit so he’s a very good player."

WHAT STANDS OUT ABOUT HIS SKILLS
"He’s a physical guy. Capable of putting it on the floor. Bringing some points. A big, big body for his position."

ON IF THE THUNDER NEEDED TO MAKE A MOVE
"I always believe in what we have. But, definitely, I trust Sam (Presti) and his judgment and coach and his judgment. So that’s on them. And I definitely will be happy with whoever they bring in."