Jimmy Butler has been in the news for his trade request that he put in at the Timberwolves in a bid to move away from the team.
Things coming out of that Timberwolves camp hasn’t been one bit rosy ever since and Butler could be on his way to Houston, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Houston Rockets lost out on an NBA finals place last time round, despite winning 65 games in the regular season.
They don’t want a repeat of that happening and thus are hell bent on bolstering their existing squad with the services of All-Star Jimmy Butler.
Houston though will have to forego 4 first draft picks over the next 7 seasons(providing them to Timberwolves in exchange) in order for the trade to go through.
“The Houston Rockets are making a renewed bid to acquire Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler, including four future first-round draft picks in their most recent trade offer, league sources tell ESPN.” Adrian Wojnarowksi has reported.
Story posting soon: The Houston Rockets are making a renewed bid to acquire Minnesota All-Star Jimmy Butler, including four future first-round draft picks in their most recent trade offer, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 25, 2018
Butler’s request for a trade was the biggest story leading up to the new NBA season, dominating all headlines.
The Timberwolves and Butler have now reached an agreement where in Butler will be traded but he’ll have to keep playing for the Timberwolves until then.
If the trade does indeed go through, the Rockets could have one of the strongest big 3’s in all of the NBA, and could launch a massive challenge towards winning(and probably sweeping) the Western Conference(i.e. of course if GSW decide to slip up a little).
Who do you think is getting the better part of the deal? While Rockets could end up launching a serious challenge for at least the next two NBA championships, Timberwolves could have a chance of building the next big NBA dynasty.