Report: Kings waiving Caron Butler, Duje Dukan

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You have to appreciate Caron Butler‘s savvy.

Butler seemingly wanted out of Sacramento. When the opportunity came, he opted into the final year of year of his Kings contract.

Yet, Butler is still getting his freedom.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

The Kings are going a variety of different directions: Arron Afflalo, Anthony Tolliver, Garrett Temple and Matt Barnes. They don’t need Butler.

But Sacramento is still on the hook for Butler’s guaranteed minimum salary ($1,551,659).

If the 36-year-old Butler signs with another team, he can double dip — though set-off rules will limit his additional salary to $1,213,148 if he signs a minimum deal. Still, that’s not bad for daring the Kings to waive him.

Duje Dukan‘s salary was unguaranteed, so he’s off Sacramento’s cap. He should probably just feel fortunate for earning an NBA salary all of last season.