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Wizards sign veteran Rasual Butler to non-guaranteed contract

Rasual Butler played in 11 postseason games for the Indiana Pacers last season. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The Wizards have signed veteran forward Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Butler will report to training camp next week with a chance to compete for the final spot on the Wizards’ 15-man roster.

Butler, 35, inked a similar deal with the Indiana Pacers last season after a year out of the NBA and stuck with the team for the entire campaign. The Philadelphia native played sparingly, averaging 7.6 minutes per game in 50 regular-season games and 6.4 minutes in 11 postseason contests for the Pacers. Indiana knocked the Wizards out of the playoffs in the second round.

Listed at 6-feet-7, Butler was a second-round pick of the Miami Heat out of La Salle in 2002. He averaged a career-high 11.9 points per game with the Clippers in 2009-10 and shot an efficient 41.9 percent from three-point range with the Pacers, his sixth team in 11 NBA seasons. Without the departed Trevor Ariza and the injured Martell Webster to start the season, the Wizards could use another threat from beyond the arc and depth on the wing.

Butler joins Xavier Silas and Damion James as Wizards training camp invitees. The Wizards now have 17 players reporting for camp, which starts next Tuesday, and can invite three more.