Caron underwent surgery today to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon. Team physician Dr. T.O. Souryal performed the operation. Butler is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Butler, hurt on Saturday in a game in Milwaukee, certainly looked to be in good spirits.
From his hospital bed, Butler posed for a photo and then tweeted:
"Championship! … Remember that fans, that's what it's about and we have what it takes in that lockeroom to get it done … I'll be 100 percent in no time, and I will be the biggest supporter on the sideline until healthy thanks for the support again … I'm going in ..."
There are a variety of existing solutions (discussed here) and they are certainly slow to openly discuss trade options (though DallasBasketball.com is reporting on the Mavs' in-house thinking on a trade for Andre Iguodala.