Badgers on the Move
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.
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.