Report: Caron Butler to opt in with Kings for 2016-17

Caron Butler has decided he’d like to spend another year in Sacramento.

The 14-year veteran has exercised his player option for 2016-17, which will pay him $1.5 million next season, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Butler had said he was waiting to see who the Kings would hire as head coach to decide if he’ll play next season. He must have liked the hiring of former Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger.

Butler, 36, didn’t play all that much for the Kings last season. In 17 appearances, he averaged 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds.

But if it’s a team leader the Kings are looking for, Butler certainly gives them that with his 10-plus years of experience.

A former first-round pick out of Connecticut in 2002, Butler played for the Heat, Lakers, Wizards, Mavericks, Clippers, Bucks, Thunder and Pistons before joining the Kings as a free agent last offseason.

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