Rockets ready to destroy future to get Jimmy Butler right now

Rockets ready to destroy future to get Jimmy Butler right now

Butler and owner Glen Taylor have stated he is committed to Minnesota while he is still there, but Taylor has told Butler he will be traded when there is a good enough offer, according to Wojnarowski.

Butler expressed a strong desire to be traded during the late stages of the offseason, and while the ongoing situation with the Wolves seems untenable, he has played very well in the four games he's appeared in this season for Minnesota.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "Minnesota was still adamant on receiving Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker, but Houston will not put Tucker on the table".

ESPN originally reported Thursday the Rockets' offer would include four future first-round picks, but Charania adds the proposed deal includes two injured players with Marquese Chriss (ankle) and Brandon Knight (knee).


Butler would join all-star's Chris Paul and James Harden to form a new big three in Houston.

Houston has struggled its way to a 1-3 start, with the 21st-ranked offense, 20th-ranked defense and 23rd-ranked net rating in the league.

He can become a free agent at the end of the season, having turned down a contract extension from the Timberwolves over the summer. Four picks is the most a team is allowed to trade at one time during a seven-year period. 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.

However, rules when it comes to protecting picks in this situation are tricky.

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