ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher first reported on Sunday that the 6-7 Butler, who was bought out by the Los Angeles Clippers and placed on waivers Sunday night, intended to sign with the Bulls when he cleared waivers Wednesday afternoon.
"We intend on signing with Chicago when he clears waivers," Butler's agent Andy Miller reportedly texted to a CSNChicago.com reporter on Wednesday morning.
ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell reported that the Bulls don't intend for the new player to break into the starting lineup or even log major minutes. Butler averaged five points in 18 minutes this season after averaging 11.9 points last season.
The Bulls are the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and play the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night.