Marc Stein, Via ESPN –
This is a little disappointing, to be honest. A lot was said in the offseason about the importance of Butler's locker room leadership, and it doesn't look like that will be a part of this organization much longer. I don't blame the Kings, or Vlade Divac, for granting Butler's wish here, as you have little to gain from holding a veteran like Butler hostage.
The strange part is Butler's inability to identify what his role would be in Sacramento prior to the season. It's possible that the Kings had told him more playing time would be coming his way, and that's why he chose Sacramento in the first place, but that is a very hard promise to make to a 35-year old swingman who is clearly past their prime.