Very sad news this afternoon as former Pacer Rasual Butler was tragically killed in a car accident:
Larry Bird wasn't looking to add to the 2013-14 roster but had to change plans with Rasual Butler.— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 31, 2018
"He made our team. We didn't just keep him. I told him, 'You're the only guy I've had that came in here and I had to keep him, because you were that good.'" https://t.co/opF8SvRdHa
Butler was a bench piece on one of the Pacers' greatest regular season teams ever - the 2013-14 squad which won the Central Division and was the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Although he was just a role player, he was a well-respected veteran who carved out a longtime niche in the league.
All in all, Butler played fourteen NBA seasons for eight different teams.