December 15, 1970 |
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Oakwood (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|1996–1997||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2000–2001||San Diego Wildfire|
|2001–2002||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2002–2003||Yakima Sun Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
Mitchell Leon Butler (born December 15, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player most notable for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1993 to 2004. He is currently a sports agent.
The 6' 5" (1.96 m) shooting guard signed undrafted with the Washington Bullets in 1993 after a collegiate career at UCLA in which he played in more career games than any other Bruin and swiped the seventh-most steals in UCLA history. After three seasons in Washington, Butler was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with Rasheed Wallace in exchange for Rod Strickland and Harvey Grant. Following his stint playing for the Blazers, he signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following the 1999 season, Butler did not play in the NBA for two years. In 2001–02, Butler signed with the Trail Blazers, marking his second stint with the franchise. Mitchell's last year in the league was in the 2003–04 season, when he once again played for the D.C. franchise, now renamed the Washington Wizards. Butler played in a total of 362 NBA games with 33 starts. He owns career averages of 5.2 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Butler appeared in the 1994 movie Blue Chips.
- Mullen, Liz (March 19, 2014). "Butler, formerly of Lagardère, takes position as president of basketball for Rival Sports Group". sportsbusinessdaily.com. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014.