This morning comes word that two recent Badgers are heading to The Association. First, Brian Butch apparently has found a place with Denver :

The Nuggets have reached an agreement to sign center Brian Butch of the Bakersfield Jam to a contract for the rest of this season and a non-guaranteed deal for next season, according to sources close to the situation.

A 6-foot-11 center out of Wisconsin, Butch is averaging nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds for Bakersfield.

Butch will become the ninth D-League player this season to receive a non-guaranteed contract for next season in addition to a rest-of-season deal.

Also, Marcus Landry is on his way to Boston :

Landry, who was traded from the Knicks to the Celtics on Feb. 18, had most recently spent a month with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

NYK_092809_108P.jpg In 13 games with the Red Claws, Landry averaged 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, highlighted by a 34-point night that included eight 3-pointers on March 21.

In 18 NBA games with the Knicks and Celtics, Landry has averaged 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds. He posted a career-high 8 points vs. Indiana (1/3/10) and career-high 4 rebounds vs. Dallas (1/24/10).

Landry now joins fellow former Badger Michael Finley on the Celtics roster.

Both of these guys seem to have found soft landing spots, as each team is well positioned for a playoff run.


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