With apologies to the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports, Caron Butler appears to have chosen to sign with the OKC Thunder. Butler was released by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Per the Racine Journal Times:
Butler, who had reached a contract buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, chose the Thunder over several other teams. Terms of agreement weren’t known.
Butler, whom the Bucks acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Suns Aug. 29, started 13 games and played in 34. He averaged 11 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
His shining moment came Nov. 22 when he scored 38 points against the Philadelphia 76ers, the most points scored by a Buck this season.
Shortly after that game, Butler went from starter to reserve as the Bucks increased playing time for rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo and second-year pro Khris Middleton. Both of those players’ primary position is small forward, the same as Butler’s.
Butler maintained a positive attitude and provided the Bucks with quality play. In his last two games with the team, he came off the bench to score 17 points against Denver and 21 against Orlando.