Jan 24, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Caron Butler (3) before the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers beat the Bucks 93-78. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat players prefer Caron Butler over Danny Granger?

The Miami Heat were rumored to be interested in acquiring a player out of the free agency pool once the NBA’s trade passed.

One such player they’re reportedly interested in is Danny Granger, who could potentially be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers who acquired him last week from the Indiana Pacers.

Another player they’re expected to show interest in is Milwaukee Bucks forward Caron Butler, who like Granger, could very well be bought out. But the Heat don’t need both players – so who would they choose? Well, according to the Miami Herald, it’s Butler who members of the Heat team are wanting.

So who would be better for Miami? Heat players would clearly prefer Butler; he and Dwyane Wade are close from their days as Heat teammates, and Granger irritated the Heat’s stars by getting in their faces after fouls in the 2012 playoffs. At the time, LeBron James called Granger’s conduct “stupid.”

All that said, I have a hard time thinking the Heat wouldn’t welcome Granger with open arms if he was bought out and signed with Miami.

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