Forward Caron Butler, whose contract was bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks, plans to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder after he clears waivers on Saturday, according to ESPN.com.
Butler agreed to a buyout and was placed on waivers by the Bucks on Thursday.
Oklahoma City reportedly appeals to Butler because the Thunder can offer him the most playing time while playing behind star Kevin Durant. Butler could see more action when the Thunder go to a smaller lineup with center Kendrick Perkins out for up to six weeks.
The Miami Heat are also reportedly interested in Butler, who played his first two NBA seasons (2002-2004) of his career there and is close friends with Heat guard Dwyane Wade.
Butler, 34, averaged 11 points and 4.6 rebounds in 34 games with Milwaukee this season. He has missed time with a high ankle sprain. He is also shooting career-low 39 percent. However, in his last 10 games with the Bucks, he scored 17 or more points four times.