HoopsHype Rasual Butler rumors

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According to his agent, swingman Rasual Butler will sign with the Bulls once he clears waivers, CSNChicago.com has learned. Andy Miller, Butler's agent, told CSNChicago.com, "We intend on signing with Chicago when he clears waivers," via text message Wednesday morning. Butler, a 6-foot-7 sharpshooter, confirmed to CSNChicago.com that he was bought out of his contract by the Los Angeles Clippers late Sunday evening. CSN Chicago

March 1, 2011 Updates

Veteran swingman Rasual Butler is expected to clear waivers Wednesday, and many around the league believe he'll join the Bulls. Reports also indicate that Butler, bought out by the Clippers, will garner interest from the Celtics, Hawks, Thunder and Knicks. His agent, Andy Miller, emailed USA Today on Monday to say: "We are in the process of evaluating our options. I fully anticipate us signing with a high profile playoff team, with championship aspirations by no later than Thursday." Chicago Tribune

Alex Kennedy: Chicago is still the frontrunner to sign Rasual Butler, but keep in mind that he has been friends with Carmelo Anthony since middle school. Twitter

February 28, 2011 Updates

Who is going to be the biggest name to be bought out and where are they heading? Chris Sheridan: Colleague Marc Stein has already reported the buyout news for the biggest name out there, Troy Murphy, and the next guy to watch for is Mike Bibby, who would move into the starting job and who can hit 3s (unlike C.Arroyo and M.Chalmers, the players Miami has used there to date). Rasual Butler got waived today by the Clippers, and shooters are always in demand. ESPN.com

Rasual Butler waiver now official. Handled his limited role well -- took high road and remained a good team guy. Twitter

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau echoed those sentiments when asked about the possibility of adding Butler. "I haven't heard anything about it," he said. "That's something you'll probably have to ask Gar [Forman] and John [Paxson] about. They're in charge of that stuff, and I think if they get close on something then they'll let me know. But like I said all along, I love the team we have. I love the guys we have." ESPN.com

Aggrey Sam: Rasual Butler's buyout confirmed to CSNChicago.com, destination unknown as of yet. Source says add Sixers to list of interested parties. Twitter

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