Caron Butler signed with the Sacramento Kings back in July and the 2015-16 season will be his 14th in the NBA. Butler has experienced a lot in his life and he decided to write a book about it. From Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee:
- "Butler could write a book about changing for the better, and in fact he already has. In 'Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA,' an autobiography that will be in bookstores next week, the 14-year pro chronicles a life that is compelling for all 219 pages. He spares few details. He refuses to flinch, describes himself at his worst and, ultimately, at his best; this is his redemption story. 'I’m from Baltimore,' Rudy Gay said Thursday, shaking his head, 'and I know what it’s like. It took a lot of guts to write that book.' Butler, who grew up in Racine, Wis., tells of selling drugs as a teen; getting arrested for bringing drugs and a gun to his high school; being imprisoned in his mid-teens – spending days in isolation after getting into an altercation with another inmate – and turning his life around after reading the Bible and reflecting upon Nelson Mandela’s decades of imprisonment."
Butler will provide depth off the Kings' bench at small forward behind Gay, although he might get some run at power forward if the team ever decides to use a small lineup.