Butler, Howard to meet with Spurs Tuesday


As word came out earlier the San Antonio Spurs were interested in soon-to-be free agent Vince Carter, David Aldridge of TNT and Michael Lee of the CB Washington Post are now reporting that both free agent small forwards Caron Butler and Josh Howard will meet with the Spurs on Tuesday. Per Aldridge’s twitter handle:

Caron Butler itinerary: CHI Mon, LAC Mon night/Tue, SAS Tue, NJ Wed, DET Thursday if he hasn’t made up his mind yet…

Per Lee’s twitter handle:

Busy week for Josh Howard: He will visit SAS on Tues. Plans to visit CHI, NJN & , though the dates haven’t been set

Though the Chicago Bulls are the favored team in the sweepstakes for Butler, he hasn’t ruled out the chance of signing with any of the other candidates. On Saturday, a report revealed the Spurs were a strong suitor for Butler.

As said in previous reports regarding the available small forwards, the decisions to contact their agents is most likely hinging on the theory that San Antonio may be using the amnesty clause on forward Richard Jefferson or will be looking at a deal via the trade route.