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.

Tags: Caron Butler Miami Heat Oklahoma City Thunder

comments powered by Disqus