There’s some logic to that — Caron Butler played in Miami and was very popular in the locker room (Dwyane Wade is a fan) and in the community, plus the Heat are looking for someone they can trust to take on minutes while Wade is remains on his knees maintenance program.
But another team is in the mix as a leader — the Oklahoma City Thunder.
That according to Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports.
“The fact that Oklahoma City stopped pursuing Danny Granger has led many in the NBA to believe the Thunder are confident in their recruitment of Butler….”
Oklahoma City could move Durant to power forward and slide Butler into the small forward spot in different lineup variations.
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