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 'reached out' to Caron Butler

When the Milwaukee Bucks and veteran swingman Caron Butler officially agreed to a buyout, many pundits and those close to the situation expected Butler to join the Miami Heat.

With the Heat’s style of play, they can always use another shooter. Plus, Butler is very familiar with Miami. He was selected by the Heat with the 10th overall pick in the 2002 draft out of Connecticut and spent his two seasons there before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Shaquille O’Neal trade.

Instead, Butler chose to sign with another contender, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In 34 games for the Bucks this season, Butler averaged 11.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.1 minutes per game.

Butler is expected to make his Thunder debut Tuesday.

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Again Pat “i battle with bouts of stupidity” Riley strikes again, how many things can this guy Bleep up, he told Butler he was behind… Udonis “i still don’t know why he is on the team, especially if those Turner rumors were true.” Haslem, James “i would need directions to find the floor, its been so long” Jones and Rashard “it baffles me too why i am not playing” Lewis, Pat listen to me…. you are not deep when the names you bring up are Haslem, Jones and Lewis… guess what? if those guys are playing in the playoffs your team is in trouble… I don’t blame Butler for not coming to south beach and playing for a G.M. who thinks a drool cup as an accessory. What Pat fails to understand.. the Heat have been to the finals 3 years in a row, that’s a lot of basketball, sometimes new blood helps boost the level of other players.. also moves which indirectly benifits your team should alway be an option… the Pacers signing Bynum as a third string center, to keep him away from the Heat…good move… i hope Riley doesnt believe Greg “i am one jumping jack away from retirement” Oden was a better option