Rockets ready to destroy future to get Jimmy Butler right now

Elena Summers
October 27, 2018

According to trusted National Basketball Association insider Shams Charania, the Minnesota Timberwolves remained unmoved by Houston's trade offer, as they scour the market for trade alternatives.

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The Rockets are 1-3 and welcome the Clippers to Houston on Friday.

And while that Eric Gordon and P.J.

According to an ESPN report, the Rockets have offered four first-round picks as part of a deal to land the disgruntled Tomball native.

The Heat's last offer included caving on three-and-D extraordinaire Josh Richardson and shooting guard Dion Waiters along with a protected first-round pick. Butler will become a free agent at season's end, so four first-round picks would be quite the expense for what in all likelihood would be a rental player. A revised offer reportedly packaged Richardson, center Kelly Olynyk and a first-rounder, but they all got the boot from president Tom Thibodeau, who is quarterbacking operations in trade talks.

It's a massive offer for a star the Rockets obviously believe could be the missing piece to a championship juggernaut, though the Timberwolves have shown surprisingly little interest in dealing Butler, who requested a trade in the preseason. Four picks is the most a team is allowed to trade at one time during a seven-year period.

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