HoopsHype Rasual Butler rumors
Utah's Kyle Korver is among the better shooting guards available this summer. The Celtics have already had discussions with the representatives for wing players Rasual Butler and Antoine Wright. "I don't know," Rivers said when asked about the C's backup plan. "But none of them can really replace Ray." CSNNE.com
Along with Haywood, the Celtics also reached out to a couple of wing players, 6-7 guard/forward Antoine Wright of Toronto as well as 6-7 guard/forward Rasual Butler who averaged a career-high 11.9 points per game last season with the Los Angeles Clippers. CSNNE.com
The Wizards likely won't sign anyone right away, but on the first day of the free agent negotiating period, they reached out to several free agents to express interest in their services. According to multiple league sources, they have already contacted the representatives for Mike Miller, Josh Howard, Josh Childress, Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler and Ryan Gomes, hoping to address their need for a veteran wing player. As it stands, Al Thornton and to a lesser extent, Nick Young, are the only small forwards on the roster. Yi Jianlian could possibly play on the wing, but is probably better suited at power forward. Washington Post
The Wizards, according to a league source, have been in contact with both of their own free agent swingmen, Mike Miller and Josh Howard. The team also has expressed interest in Travis Outlaw, Ryan Gomes and Rasual Butler. No signings are imminent, however, with both team president Ernie Grunfeld and a league source saying they expect Washington’s free agency courtship to be a slow process. CSNWashington.com
The Washington Wizards contacted their own free agents (swingman Mike Miller and forward Josh Howard) at the start of free agency and also spoke with the representatives of forwards Travis Outlaw, Rasual Butler, Ryan Gomes and Josh Childress, a restricted free agent with the Atlanta Hawks who is currently playing in Greece. Yahoo! Sports
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