Caron Butler being chased by Lakers and Spurs in free agency

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NBA free agency is kicking off, with rumors flying everywhere about which All-Stars will be moving where over the course of the next few weeks.

The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be at the forefront of all this speculation in recent days, with DeMarcus Cousins, LaMarcus Aldridge and even Dwayne Wade linked to the team.

Well  now there is another name to add to the list, as former Lakers player Caron Butler could end up back in Los Angeles 10 years after leaving the Lakers for the first time.

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According to a report from  Shams Charania of Real GM, a number of teams will be looking for veteran help on the wing and a lot of them will have the two-time All-Star on their shortlists, including the Bulls, Spurs and Clippers.

"After his release from the Milwaukee Bucks before July 1, Caron Butler has emerged as a candidate for the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, a league source told RealGM," Charania wrote.

"The Lakers and New York Knicks also expect to make an inquiry on Butler, a 13-year NBA veteran who has averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds for his career."

Butler can be a very valuable bench player for potential contenders. The small forward can still hit the three, hitting 37.9% on shots from outside the arc. Maybe he will be the next player to join the San Antonio Spurs at a late stage of his career and become completely rejuvenated under Coach Pop. 

Butler scored 5.9 points per contest in 78 games last season with the Detroit Pistons. He was drafted by the Miami Heat with the 10th pick of the 2002 Draft out of UConn. Butler went on to play for the Lakers, Wizards, Mavericks, Clippers, Bucks, Thunder and Pistons.


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