HoopsHype Caron Butler rumors

February 28, 2014 Updates
February 27, 2014 Updates

Caron Butler is headed back to free agency, as his return to his home state wasn't built to last. The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers for the veteran small forward, whom they traded for in the offseason before slipping to an NBA-worst 11-45 this season. The Bucks announced the move Thursday. USA Today Sports

The Bulls continue to cast a wide net in the stronger-than-usual pool of bought-out and waived players and have contacted the representatives for Caron Butler, who completed his buyout from the Bucks. The Bulls hope to sign a 13th player to a prorated portion of the veteran's minimum contract for the stretch run. They also are one of five teams in play for Danny Granger, although several reports have him leaning towards the Clippers or Spurs. Chicago Tribune

February 26, 2014 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that Wisconsin native Butler, who is earning $8 million this season on an expiring contract with his home-state Bucks, is on course to be released by Milwaukee on Wednesday and thus clear waivers Friday, well in advance of the Saturday midnight deadline by which time he must be set free to be eligible to play in the playoffs with another team. ESPN.com

There was a growing sense in NBA front-office circles Tuesday night that Butler is likely to land with Miami, which would potentially leave the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers to battle over former Indiana swingman Danny Granger if Granger goes through with a buyout in Philadelphia. ESPN.com

February 25, 2014 Updates
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Q (Willie): Any sense of whether Caron Butler gets bought out? Jorge Sierra: He's not a happy camper in Milwaukee, that's for sure. You just have to check his Instagram account: http://instagram.com/p/kphLJAgjCA/ It was a nice story: A player with a great career returning to his old stomping grounds to be a leader in the locker room and contribute to a rebuilding team. But pretty much nothing has gone right in Milwaukee this season. It's a little sad. If the Bucks waive him, expect Miami to express interest. HoopsHype

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