Butler must clear waivers before he can sign with the Bulls.
Butler had the best scoring season of his career in 2009-10, averaging 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. This season he's averaged 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds.
Butler is making $2.4 million in the last year of his contract.
"But John… it says right there he's going to the Bulls. Why do we care?"
Well… the Bulls aren't a guarantee
Supposedly Butler is open to other teams besides Chicago. He's a 6'7" swingman that can score and is ok defensively. Just like everyone else on the buyout market, they're gonna have flaws.
The addition of Jeff Green might seem to minimize the need for a back up 3… but Green is still the only backup. So if Butler wanted to come aboard for the rest of the season, it wouldn't hurt. Chicago seems to be his first choice… but hey… who knows?