With the NBA buyout deadline approaching fast, teams are starting to take a look at players who have been bought out and those who appear to be on their way to being bought out. One player who is drawing attention is Milwaukee Bucks veteran Caron Butler, who has wanted out of Milwaukee and is getting his wish by way of a buyout that is being worked on.
Once Butler hits the market though, he won’t be out of work for long as both Marc Stein from ESPN.com and David Aldridge from TNT and NBA.com report that the Miami Heat are leaned up against a building outside the Bucks facility, ready to give Butler their business card as soon as he walks out.
Bucks, Caron Butler near buyout, per source. Many around league think Heat likely destination. Spurs, Thunder also exploring.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 26, 2014
Lotta chatter in circulation Tuesday night to suggest Heat in pole position for Caron Butler … with Spurs/Clips dueling for Danny Granger
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 26, 2014
Miami originally drafted Butler when he came into the NBA and now appear ready to take him back. There had been talk of the Heat being interested in Danny Granger, but it looks like they prefer Butler over him.