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Mitchell Butler

Mitchell Leon Butler

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: December 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California
High School: Oakwood in North Hollywood, California
College: University of California, Los Angeles
NBA Debut: November 5, 1993

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1993-94 23 WSB NBA SG 75 19 1321 207 418 .495 0 5 .000 207 413 .501 104 180 .578 106 119 225 77 54 20 87 131 518
1994-95 24 WSB NBA SG 76 5 1554 214 508 .421 46 141 .326 168 367 .458 123 185 .665 43 127 170 91 61 10 106 155 597
1995-96 25 WSB NBA SG 61 3 858 88 229 .384 13 60 .217 75 169 .444 48 83 .578 29 89 118 67 41 12 67 104 237
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 49 1 465 52 125 .416 12 39 .308 40 86 .465 32 50 .640 19 34 53 30 13 2 27 55 148
1997-98 27 CLE NBA SG 18 0 206 15 47 .319 1 6 .167 14 41 .341 6 10 .600 6 16 22 18 8 0 8 26 37
1998-99 28 CLE NBA SG 31 1 418 67 139 .482 11 29 .379 56 110 .509 23 32 .719 13 31 44 22 15 4 29 41 168
1999-00 29 Did Not Play (other pro league—Lithuania)
2000-01 30 Did Not Play (other pro league—ABA)
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 0 90 10 23 .435 1 3 .333 9 20 .450 8 12 .667 6 8 14 5 0 1 5 10 29
2002-03 32 Did Not Play (other pro league—CBA)
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 4 552 54 124 .435 11 30 .367 43 94 .457 15 24 .625 24 47 71 32 22 4 24 54 134
Career NBA 362 33 5464 707 1613 .438 95 313 .304 612 1300 .471 359 576 .623 246 471 717 342 214 53 353 576 1868
4 seasons WSB,WAS NBA 253 31 4285 563 1279 .440 70 236 .297 493 1043 .473 290 472 .614 202 382 584 267 178 46 284 444 1486
2 seasons POR NBA 60 1 555 62 148 .419 13 42 .310 49 106 .462 40 62 .645 25 42 67 35 13 3 32 65 177
2 seasons CLE NBA 49 1 624 82 186 .441 12 35 .343 70 151 .464 29 42 .690 19 47 66 40 23 4 37 67 205

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1993-94 23 WSB NBA SG 75 19 17.6 2.8 5.6 .495 0.0 0.1 .000 2.8 5.5 .501 1.4 2.4 .578 1.4 1.6 3.0 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.2 1.7 6.9
1994-95 24 WSB NBA SG 76 5 20.4 2.8 6.7 .421 0.6 1.9 .326 2.2 4.8 .458 1.6 2.4 .665 0.6 1.7 2.2 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.4 2.0 7.9
1995-96 25 WSB NBA SG 61 3 14.1 1.4 3.8 .384 0.2 1.0 .217 1.2 2.8 .444 0.8 1.4 .578 0.5 1.5 1.9 1.1 0.7 0.2 1.1 1.7 3.9
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 49 1 9.5 1.1 2.6 .416 0.2 0.8 .308 0.8 1.8 .465 0.7 1.0 .640 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.6 1.1 3.0
1997-98 27 CLE NBA SG 18 0 11.4 0.8 2.6 .319 0.1 0.3 .167 0.8 2.3 .341 0.3 0.6 .600 0.3 0.9 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.4 1.4 2.1
1998-99 28 CLE NBA SG 31 1 13.5 2.2 4.5 .482 0.4 0.9 .379 1.8 3.5 .509 0.7 1.0 .719 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.3 5.4
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 0 8.2 0.9 2.1 .435 0.1 0.3 .333 0.8 1.8 .450 0.7 1.1 .667 0.5 0.7 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.9 2.6
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 4 13.5 1.3 3.0 .435 0.3 0.7 .367 1.0 2.3 .457 0.4 0.6 .625 0.6 1.1 1.7 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.6 1.3 3.3
Career NBA 362 33 15.1 2.0 4.5 .438 0.3 0.9 .304 1.7 3.6 .471 1.0 1.6 .623 0.7 1.3 2.0 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.0 1.6 5.2
4 seasons WSB,WAS NBA 253 31 16.9 2.2 5.1 .440 0.3 0.9 .297 1.9 4.1 .473 1.1 1.9 .614 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.1 0.7 0.2 1.1 1.8 5.9
2 seasons POR NBA 60 1 9.3 1.0 2.5 .419 0.2 0.7 .310 0.8 1.8 .462 0.7 1.0 .645 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.1 3.0
2 seasons CLE NBA 49 1 12.7 1.7 3.8 .441 0.2 0.7 .343 1.4 3.1 .464 0.6 0.9 .690 0.4 1.0 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.8 1.4 4.2

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1993-94 23 WSB NBA SG 75 19 1321 5.6 11.4 .495 0.0 0.1 .000 5.6 11.3 .501 2.8 4.9 .578 2.9 3.2 6.1 2.1 1.5 0.5 2.4 3.6 14.1
1994-95 24 WSB NBA SG 76 5 1554 5.0 11.8 .421 1.1 3.3 .326 3.9 8.5 .458 2.8 4.3 .665 1.0 2.9 3.9 2.1 1.4 0.2 2.5 3.6 13.8
1995-96 25 WSB NBA SG 61 3 858 3.7 9.6 .384 0.5 2.5 .217 3.1 7.1 .444 2.0 3.5 .578 1.2 3.7 5.0 2.8 1.7 0.5 2.8 4.4 9.9
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 49 1 465 4.0 9.7 .416 0.9 3.0 .308 3.1 6.7 .465 2.5 3.9 .640 1.5 2.6 4.1 2.3 1.0 0.2 2.1 4.3 11.5
1997-98 27 CLE NBA SG 18 0 206 2.6 8.2 .319 0.2 1.0 .167 2.4 7.2 .341 1.0 1.7 .600 1.0 2.8 3.8 3.1 1.4 0.0 1.4 4.5 6.5
1998-99 28 CLE NBA SG 31 1 418 5.8 12.0 .482 0.9 2.5 .379 4.8 9.5 .509 2.0 2.8 .719 1.1 2.7 3.8 1.9 1.3 0.3 2.5 3.5 14.5
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 0 90 4.0 9.2 .435 0.4 1.2 .333 3.6 8.0 .450 3.2 4.8 .667 2.4 3.2 5.6 2.0 0.0 0.4 2.0 4.0 11.6
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 4 552 3.5 8.1 .435 0.7 2.0 .367 2.8 6.1 .457 1.0 1.6 .625 1.6 3.1 4.6 2.1 1.4 0.3 1.6 3.5 8.7
Career NBA 362 33 5464 4.7 10.6 .438 0.6 2.1 .304 4.0 8.6 .471 2.4 3.8 .623 1.6 3.1 4.7 2.3 1.4 0.3 2.3 3.8 12.3
4 seasons WSB,WAS NBA 253 31 4285 4.7 10.7 .440 0.6 2.0 .297 4.1 8.8 .473 2.4 4.0 .614 1.7 3.2 4.9 2.2 1.5 0.4 2.4 3.7 12.5
2 seasons POR NBA 60 1 555 4.0 9.6 .419 0.8 2.7 .310 3.2 6.9 .462 2.6 4.0 .645 1.6 2.7 4.3 2.3 0.8 0.2 2.1 4.2 11.5
2 seasons CLE NBA 49 1 624 4.7 10.7 .441 0.7 2.0 .343 4.0 8.7 .464 1.7 2.4 .690 1.1 2.7 3.8 2.3 1.3 0.2 2.1 3.9 11.8

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1993-94 23 WSB NBA SG 75 1321 13.0 .521 .495 .431 .012 9.2 10.7 10.0 8.9 2.0 0.9 14.9 19.0 103 112 0.7 0.4 1.1 .040
1994-95 24 WSB NBA SG 76 1554 10.0 .506 .467 .364 .278 3.1 9.8 6.3 8.8 2.0 0.5 15.2 19.6 97 112 -0.5 0.8 0.3 .010
1995-96 25 WSB NBA SG 61 858 7.4 .446 .413 .362 .262 4.1 12.0 8.1 11.1 2.4 1.0 20.1 17.3 86 107 -1.2 1.0 -0.2 -0.010
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 49 465 9.0 .503 .464 .400 .312 5.0 8.4 6.8 10.0 1.5 0.3 15.5 16.9 101 107 0.1 0.5 0.6 .063
1997-98 27 CLE NBA SG 18 206 4.8 .360 .330 .213 .128 3.6 9.4 6.6 13.7 2.1 0.0 13.5 13.3 84 102 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .016
1998-99 28 CLE NBA SG 31 418 12.6 .549 .522 .230 .209 4.0 9.4 6.7 10.8 2.0 0.8 15.9 21.2 96 104 0.1 0.3 0.5 .053
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 90 9.4 .513 .457 .522 .130 7.7 10.6 9.1 8.6 0.0 0.8 15.0 16.9 104 110 0.1 0.0 0.1 .057
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 552 9.3 .498 .480 .194 .242 4.7 9.8 7.2 9.7 2.1 0.5 15.1 12.7 100 107 0.2 0.3 0.5 .048
Career NBA 362 5464 10.2 .500 .468 .357 .194 5.2 10.2 7.7 9.7 2.0 0.7 15.9 18.0 97 109 -0.6 3.6 3.1 .027
4 seasons WSB,WAS NBA 253 4285 10.3 .500 .468 .369 .185 5.4 10.5 7.9 9.4 2.1 0.7 16.0 18.1 97 111 -0.7 2.5 1.8 .020
2 seasons POR NBA 60 555 9.0 .505 .463 .419 .284 5.4 8.8 7.1 9.8 1.2 0.4 15.4 16.9 101 107 0.2 0.5 0.7 .062
2 seasons CLE NBA 49 624 10.1 .501 .473 .226 .188 3.9 9.4 6.7 11.8 2.0 0.5 15.3 18.6 93 103 -0.1 0.6 0.5 .041

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-23

Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 90 .435 7.2 .870 .565 .130 .000 .174 .130 .450 .538 .333 .250 .333 .444 .043 1 1.000 1.000 .333 0 0
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 552 .435 12.3 .758 .323 .129 .113 .194 .242 .457 .625 .250 .286 .417 .367 .442 .008 1 1.000 .300 .222 0 0
Career NBA 52 642 .435 11.5 .776 .361 .129 .095 .190 .224 .456 .604 .263 .286 .393 .364 .442 .014 2 1.000 .364 .250 0 0
1 season WAS NBA 41 552 .435 12.3 .758 .323 .129 .113 .194 .242 .457 .625 .250 .286 .417 .367 .442 .008 1 1.000 .300 .222 0 0
1 season POR NBA 11 90 .435 7.2 .870 .565 .130 .000 .174 .130 .450 .538 .333 .250 .333 .444 .043 1 1.000 1.000 .333 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-23

Play-by-Play

Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2001-02 31 POR NBA SG 11 90 16% 84% -10.4 -14.3 1 2 0 2 12 2 5 1
2003-04 33 WAS NBA SG 41 552 51% 48% 1% +2.6 +10.0 3 14 7 0 74 2 10 13
Career NBA 52 642 46% 53% 1% +0.8 +6.6 4 16 7 2 86 4 15 14
1 season WAS NBA 41 552 51% 48% 1% +2.6 +10.0 3 14 7 0 74 2 10 13
1 season POR NBA 11 90 16% 84% -10.4 -14.3 1 2 0 2 12 2 5 1

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 2 0 4 1 2 .500 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career NBA 2 0 4 1 2 .500 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
1 season POR NBA 2 0 4 1 2 .500 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 2 0 2.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Career NBA 2 0 2.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
1 season POR NBA 2 0 2.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 2 0 4 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
Career NBA 2 0 4 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
1 season POR NBA 2 0 4 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 9.0 18.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1996-97 26 POR NBA SG 2 4 16.9 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 32.9 15.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.9 102 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 .044
Career NBA 2 4 16.9 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 32.9 15.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.9 102 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 .044
1 season POR NBA 2 4 16.9 .500 .500 .000 .000 0.0 32.9 15.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 23.9 102 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 .044

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mitchell Butler 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Royal Ivey 76.5 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Reggie Jordan 74.9 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Sebastian Telfair 71.1 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.4
Mike Wilks 61.5 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Morlon Wiley 61.1 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Steve Alford 60.3 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.3
John Warren 59.5 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.3
Doug Overton 56.7 1.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.4
Brook Steppe 53.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6
Rick Brunson 53.3 1.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Mitchell Butler 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Reggie Jordan 74.9 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 -0.2
Mike Wilks 61.5 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Morlon Wiley 61.1 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.2
Steve Alford 60.3 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.3
John Warren 59.5 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.3
Royal Ivey 58.7 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Brook Steppe 53.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.6
Brooks Thompson 52.3 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.1
Rick Brunson 50.4 1.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Sebastian Telfair 50.2 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1 -0.4

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1989-90 19 UCLA 33 596 78 145 2 11 45 72 94 46 24 8 47 84 203 .538 .182 .625 18.1 6.2 2.8 1.4
1990-91 20 UCLA 32 696 103 188 6 25 40 72 78 48 33 17 42 80 252 .548 .240 .556 21.8 7.9 2.4 1.5
1991-92 21 UCLA 33 845 108 221 15 57 32 71 140 60 37 13 51 95 263 .489 .263 .451 25.6 8.0 4.2 1.8
1992-93 22 UCLA 32 920 129 252 6 34 41 78 171 75 33 14 88 93 305 .512 .176 .526 28.8 9.5 5.3 2.3
Career 130 3057 418 806 29 127 158 293 483 229 127 52 228 352 1023 .519 .228 .539 23.5 7.9 3.7 1.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

October 5, 1993: Signed as a free agent with the Washington Bullets.

July 15, 1996: Traded by the Washington Bullets with Rasheed Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland.

August 23, 1997: Released by the Portland Trail Blazers.

October 2, 1997: Signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

March 19, 1999: Signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

October 4, 1999: Signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.

October 30, 1999: Waived by the Indiana Pacers.

October 1, 2001: Signed as a free agent with the Portland Trail Blazers.

October 1, 2003: Signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards.

October 27, 2004: Waived by the Denver Nuggets.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1993-94 Washington Bullets NBA $150,000
1994-95 Washington Bullets NBA $400,000
1995-96 Washington Bullets NBA $500,000
1996-97 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $600,000
1997-98 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $272,250
1998-99 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA $537,500
1999-00 Indiana Pacers NBA $150,000
2001-02 Portland Trail Blazers NBA $715,850
2003-04 Washington Wizards NBA $876,179
Career (may be incomplete) $4,201,779

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