Caron Butler signed a 2 year $9 million deal with the Pistons.
Butler split time between the Bucks and Thunder last season averaging 10.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 3s over 25.3 minutes per game.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender