Caron Butler coming to Oklahoma City?

BY foxsports • February 27, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City has lost Kendrick Perkins for the next six weeks and they have lost three games in a row.

Now, they may be looking for something to help in both areas.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Thunder as well as the Heat are the frontrunners to sign Caron Butler, who had has contract bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Butler is now a free agent.

According to Yahoo!, San Antonio and Chicago are also interested in Butler, who has a 12-year career and averaged 15.3 points per game.

With the loss of Perkins to a groin injury the Thunder will likely try more small lineups, especially considering rookie center Steven Adams has limited experience. Butler could figure in and find his way into a rotation that is in desperate need for some help defensively.

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