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Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

Caron Butler Open to Playing for Miami Heat Again


Former Miami Heat star (and current Dallas Maverick) Caron Butler tells Fox Sports that he wouldn’t exactly be opposed to taking his talents back to South Beach: “Butler, a two-time All-Star working his way back from a season-ending knee injury suffered in January, will be an unrestricted free agent whenever the NBA lockout ends. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Miami, where Butler broke into the NBA and played from 2002-04, took a look at him. ‘It’d be interesting,’ Butler said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida about the prospect of returning to the Heat. Asked whether Miami is on his list, Butler eventually said, ‘Yes.’ But he didn’t want to talk too much about the Heat, which is understandable. Butler, 31, remains loyal to Dallas, which wants him back after a season in which Butler went down with a ruptured right patellar tendon Jan. 1 and could only watch as the Mavericks beat the Heat for the NBA title last June. And he has no idea what the new rules might be in the NBA. ‘I love Dallas, what that organization, the fans, what they did for me when I went down and got injured,’ said Butler, who went scoreless in 12 minutes in the South Florida All-Star Classic on Saturday night, an event put on at Florida International University by Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. ‘They supported me and stood by my side. Winning a championship there and being part of that there, that’s always special. So I just don’t know what it’s going to end up like. You got to see how stuff is structured with the new deal, the new collective bargaining agreement.’ Butler said Mavericks officials told him before the lockout started July 1 they want to re-sign him. But it’s unclear what type of salary Butler, who made $10.56 million last season, might be able to command.”

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  • Edmond

    they dont need butler, they need nash. They need an uptempo PG that can throw great passes to their big 3. Offense would be their best defense. (I didn’t say it’s their ONLY defense). They are too athletic to be lackadaisical in defense.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    WHILE THEY DID GET A TITLE OUT OF IT, I DIDNT LIKE THEY TRADED AWAY PRIME LAMAR AND CARON FOR A COUPLE YEARS OF SHAQ. I THOUGHT DWADE, LAMAR, AND CARON WERE GREAT FITS AND WOULD WIN FOR MANY YEARS.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    A starting 5 of Lebron Wade Caron Bosh and (bum) that’s scary….

  • MLK4Life

    There’s no minutes for him behind LeBron. Stay in Dallas Caron. No need to leave.

  • JTaylor21

    Bosh is guarnteed to win MVP if Caron comes to Dallas…Chris Bosh = future Hall of Famer

  • Mick

    How fun would it be to see Nash run with lbj and wade

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    he could get minutes over mike miller… come to miami

  • BRAVO

    damn if he goes to miami i would def b scared

  • T-Money

    He would essentially be miami’s super sub and play 30 minutes a game. You,d see a lot of lineupswith Wade at the and/or Bron at the 4. A crunch time line up of wade butler bron ud bosh would be very versatile. Mike Miller is a bum.

  • stayweird38

    I hate scrub players that win rings for not doing ish! And they think they are hot ish.. like Adam Morrison. Jordan farmer. Luke Walton. Brian Scalabrine. Eddie house. And so on.. suck Allen Iverson. And chuck barkley never won

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    cosign t-money… with him and nene… they heat would be unstoppable

  • Luther

    I would love for Caron Butler to return to Miami Heat…idk what are the chances of that happening though..

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