Caron Butler: ‘I can play with no hands’
Sunday after a short practice, (Caron) Butler talked about the decision to try and play with a broken bone in his left hand, and how it really wasn’t much of a decision at all.
“It’s not going to get any more broken,” he said. “…I’m not going to be denied.”
“We need Caron out there, a big guard who’s been in the league and been around,” Nick Young said. “And that’s somebody who can give Rudy Gay some problems.”
Butler said he has no problems with making Gay his top priority in Game 4 Monday and beyond.
“The role that I’m playing right now, what I’m doing, I can play with no hands,” Butler said. “It’s not a big deal. I can play.”
Butler admitted his broken hand was in considerable pain throughout the game Saturday, but after missing Dallas’ title run last postseason due to a knee injury, he wasn’t going to sit another one out.
“Once it happened, I was like here we go again,” he said. “But there wasn’t no way they were going to be able to keep me off the court.”