Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 1:20 pm  |  35 responses

Miami Heat Reportedly Expected to Sign Caron Butler

The back-to-back defending champion Miami Heat are expected to ink veteran forward Caron Butler once he breaks ties with the Milwaukee Bucks. Butler will reportedly agree to re-sign with Miami prior to clearing waivers. Per ESPN:

The two-time defending champion Miami Heat, sources said, will be at the front of the line to sign Butler, who spent his first two seasons in the league with the Heat and is expected to verbally commit to a team before clearing waivers.

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.

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  • JJ Jones

    Damn this would be great for them if they do sign him

  • RKJ92

    Love this signing as well, saw this coming for a mile haha, curious why you think they inked Caron instead of Granger? I have my opinion already.. was wondering what you thought on the signing, and why they signed him instead.

  • LakeShow

    He’s still got some juice.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    the Heat players openly do not want Granger on the roster. They don’t like that guy.

  • RKJ92

    Ya I saw him being a dlck in the playoffs, but at this point you think it would be more about winning a championship than, hard feelings? Maybe it was more than just that; like a team chemistry issue, or something? I also kind of find Granger, and Beasley to be redundant players..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah i mean that’s how it has been translated to me, the Heat players value their chemistry too much to add a player that some of their guys don’t like. you wouldn’t want your parents to adopt a kid that you hate, and the Heat think of themselves as a family.

  • Mario Serrano

    Welcome home!

  • LP @ThisisEther

    i feel like Granger wont know his role with the Heat…because he still probably thinks he has something left in the tank, and he’ll probably try to avg 17…Heat dont need that…

  • spit hot fiyah

    the tough kind, not from concentrate

  • RKJ92

    Ya maybe, I was pro-butler anyways, he is an extremely solid option for any bench in the NBA this will be a great he’s also super hungry for a ring this is a good look!

  • underdog

    It’s some serious arms race what’s going on between the Heat and the Pacers.

  • Saleem Rainman

    shooting 36% on the season. WOO HOO!

  • Mario Serrano

    That’ll go up since he won’t be a focal point on offense. All he needs to do is play solid D with the second unit and hit open shots.

  • Saleem Rainman

    oh i know, lol. But im just sayin, 11 points of 36 % shooting while being the “focal point” of an offense isnt exactly anything to be excited about imo. He could be decent in a bit role.

  • LakeShow

    39% with nearly half of them being 3 pointers at 36%.

  • fruizm

    Haslem and Butler on the same team? I like!

  • TR

    Miami over the last couple weeks seems like the clear cut favorite to me

  • Mario Serrano

    Oh I know, I’m not saying he a Lebron James, but he can ball. The organization hated trading him but to Shaq (at the time) it was a no brainer. Good pick up though.

  • LakeShow

    Pacers, OKC, and the Heat have all had moments of “clear cut favorites” this season.

  • danpowers

    true that. i guess in the end it will come down to health – the team that manages to be healthier / closer at full strenght will win the eastern conference finals.

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  • LakeShow

    That’s funny, I like laughing too.

  • TR

    haha, probably true. When Miami(LeBron) is focused they just seem to be on another level.

  • Anthony

    whoa, whoa, let’s not forget Caron was a part of that Wizards team that LBJ & the Cavs had “beef” back in the day?


    That all “water under the bridge” now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Foxx.PH Foxx ( Danmark Fax )

    Caron is Better Experience than Granger. “and Caron is Former Heat.”

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    uhm yes? Caron was Dwyane Wade’s running mate as rookies. him and Wade are really close. — and as far as i remember there was never any issues between LeBron and Butler. — while there were issues between LeBron and Granger just 2 years ago.

  • RKJ92

    WHOA MAN ARE YOU SERIOUS?.. Will you tell me water is wet next!? :D

  • north

    Dude went from tough juice a couple years back to straight Whine… see what I did there?

  • Cathy Parsons


    ♚♚♚ ♚�♚♚ ♚♚♚ ♚♚♚ ♚�♚♚♚ ♚♚♚the Heat have all had moments of “clear cut favorites” this season.

  • underdog

    Also winning the regular season, and get home court advantage will be crucial too.

  • Franky Knuckles

    tough juice!

  • danpowers

    ikd man, both teams are mentally tough and got experience. both are capable of winning on the road and i think they will be capable to do so against each other when the pressure is on as well. both teams are ace when it comes to executing their game plans so i really think it will just come down to which team will have more quality available on their respective roster.

  • ATL dynamite

    Man, he’s in Milwaukee. lol

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