NBA rumors: Rockets' Jimmy Butler trade offer is four first-round picks


Jimmy Butler still is a Minnesota Timberwolf, and the Houston Rockets are 1-3. So Rockets general manager Daryl Morey might be panicking a little bit.

That could explain the latest Woj Bomb: The Rockets are making a "renewed bid" for Butler, and the package they are offering includes four future first-round draft picks.

You read that right: FOUR. Four first-round draft picks.

Remember, Butler is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of this season. So, the Rockets reportedly are offering four first-round picks for a guy who might not re-sign with them next summer.

Butler asked for a trade a few weeks before the season. Talks with the Heat gained momentum and then fell apart. Then there were rumors that the Kings might get involved to help faciliate a trade. Then Butler reported to Timberwolves practice shortly before the start of the season, and things got crazy.

Back on Oct. 10, ESPN reported that the Timberwolves reportedly asked for Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker from the Rockets. Houston rejected that proposal.

Butler, a Houston native, has played in all four games for the Timberwolves this season. He's averaging 24.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 35.5 minutes per game.

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