Detroit Pistons: What Can Caron Butler Bring To The Table?

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Apr 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler reacts in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Thunder 122-115. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Pistons could not have looked much more disjointed last season. Their offense lacked coherence and flow, and more than anything else, there was a complete lack of spacing. Neither Maurice Cheeks or John Loyer could find a solution to the Pistons problems, and on the court, there was no real sign of leadership. With a new regime now in place, enter Stan Van Gundy, and among others, Caron Butler, to try and turn the tide for Detroit.

As both the new head coach and president of basketball operations of the Pistons, Stan Van Gundy has spent the summer overseeing the team’s rebuilding process alongside general manager Jeff Bower. They have done some quietly impressive work, adding depth to the Pistons squad with the additions of Jodie Meeks, Cartier Martin and Aaron Gray, but no signing is more intriguing than Caron Butler.

Butler is a former champion, a veteran player around the league, and as he proved from his short spell in Oklahoma City, still a more than capable contributor. Whether he ends up a starter, or more likely for his age, coming off the bench, Butler is still able to make an impact.

Here’s some things that Pistons fans can look out for.

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