NBA Rumors: Will the Chicago Bulls Bring Back Rasual Butler?

Michael GibbonsCorrespondent IIMarch 23, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 11: Rasual Butler #45 of the Chicago Bulls gets his first playing time and basket as a member of the Bulls against the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center on March 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 94-76. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Toronto Raptors have agreed to buyout a familiar face, possibly sending him to the Bulls.

Toronto has agreed to waive Rasual Butler, allowing him join a team for the playoffs, agent Andy Miller tells Y! Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 23, 2012

He also had this to add:

The Bulls are a possible destination for Rasual Butler, league sources tell Y! Sports. He played the '11-12 season for Chicago.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 23, 2012

Wojnarowski later correct himself saying that Rasual Butler played for the Bulls during the 2010-2011 season. Butler was bought out by the Clippers last season and appeared in six regular season games and three playoff games for Chicago.

I personally think the Bulls have no need for Butler. I would have loved them bringing back Andres Nocioni, but that is no longer an option. 

Breaking News: Andres Nocioni is back to Baskonia. The player signed in Spain.

— Emiliano Carchia (@SportandoBasket) March 23, 2012

To me, Butler doesn't provide anything except a body. He is 32 and has played in 81 games over the last two seasons and is possibly on his way to a fourth team in that time.

He is not a particularly good shooter and does very little else besides playing solid defense. Would you rather have Rasual Butler or Jimmy Butler in the lineup?

I would rather see Jimmy Butler, and to me that is enough reason to say no to adding Rasual Butler.

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are looking for a big man but so far have been unable to add one, so it might be that the Bulls will just add bodies in case of injuries.

It will be interesting to see if the Bulls add anyone to the roster before the end of the season. With the deadline for buyouts passing, there won't be any new names hitting the market, so they will have to decide if they want anyone who is available.

Do you think the Bulls should add anyone? Sound off below.

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