May 3, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Caron Butler (2) reacts after making a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies during the third quarter in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo J. Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Marcin Gortat Wants the Washington Wizards to Sign Caron Butler

If you have a Twitter account and consider yourself to be an NBA fan, then Marcin Gortat is a must follow. Gortat has been very candid with his fans and the NBA media throughout his NBA career and he’s certainly not afraid to speak his mind on social media.

Gortat, who’s an unrestricted free agent, has already expressed interest in returning to the Washington Wizards after helping the team make a run in the NBA Playoffs, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t looking for ways the team could potentially improve its roster.

Michael Lee of the Washington Post recently wrote a piece on another free agent, Caron Butler, who Marcin Gortat apparently wouldn’t mind seeing in a Wizards uniform next season.

I then replied to Gortat’s “get him” tweet, letting some of my followers know that Gortat wants the Wizards to sign Caron Butler.

So, there’s that.

At this point, it seems very likely that Marcin Gortat will be back with the Wizards next season. He’s been pretty open about wanting to return to the team under the right conditions, meaning a having a good point guard to play with and a decent pay day, so I’d expect him to re-sign with Washington.

Caron Butler was a former All-Star with the Wizards and has always spoken highly of the organization. Now that he’s 34-years old, Butler will probably want to close out his career where he feels most comfortable, and I honestly can’t think of a better place for him to finish his career than the nation’s capital. Butler has bounced around the league quite a bit over the last few seasons, as he’s played for the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and most recently the Oklahoma City Thunder. Washington, who supposedly tried to trade Trevor Ariza to the Los Angeles Clippers for Caron Butler last year, will probably have interest in Butler as long as it comes at the right price.

Although all of Butler’s teammates from the “Big Three” are gone, it would still be pretty cool to see a reunion in Washington. Adding Butler would give the Wizards some depth, but I’m not sure how Randy Wittman would be able to find playing time for him with Trevor Ariza, Martell Webster and possibly Otto Porter getting the bulk of the minutes.

Would you want the Wizards to sign Caron Butler? Let me know in the comments section.

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