Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Rockets Offering Whopping ‘Renewed Bid’ For Jimmy Butler

Rockets Offering Whopping ‘Renewed Bid’ For Jimmy Butler

The Rockets were reportedly among the teams that reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding Butler before the start of the season but no deal was reached.

After starting the season with three losses in their first four games and dealing with a suspension to Chris Paul and multiple injuries up and down the roster, the Rockets appear to be re-engaging with the Minnesota Timberwolves in their pursuit of guard Jimmy Butler. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. "Minnesota was still adamant on receiving Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker, but Houston will not put Tucker on the table".

This year has started out rough as the team dropped to 1-3 after a Wednesday night defeat to the Utah Jazz.

The belief is that Thibodeau would rather see an impact player included in the deal, and perhaps less draft picks since first rounders can not be packaged together in consecutive years. The deal would have limited lottery protections.

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He can become a free agent at the end of the season, having turned down a contract extension from the Timberwolves over the summer.

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.

Our first trade will include a lot of draft picks, per the story above - and all have gone through the ESPN trade machine legally.

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