Wolves not inclined to accept Rockets' Butler offer

Wolves not inclined to accept Rockets' Butler offer

Wolves not inclined to accept Rockets' Butler offer

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Houston lost some of its key contributors to that team but now is making a monumental effort to acquire disgruntled Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler.

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

So much that they are offering literally every first-round pick they're allowed to send in a trade by the National Basketball Association, thanks to draft rules.

Wojnarowski reported earlier in the month that the T-Wolves and Miami Heat were close to a deal involving Butler, but talks fractured after Minnesota pushed for more near the completion of the deal.

It all started nearly two weeks ago when the Miami Heat's Pat Riley all-but dropped out of the trade conversation for Butler when getting frustrated over Wolves' head coach Tom Thibodeau's demands.

The Rockets are 1-3 and welcome the Clippers to Houston on Friday. That's said to especially be the case with ultra-competitive president/coach Tom Thibodeau, who has tried to convince Butler to reconsider his trade request on multiple occasions.

Will the Timberwolves actually trade Jimmy Butler this season? Butler can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of the season. Four picks is the most a team is allowed to trade at one time during a seven-year period.

Recent reports have suggested the Timberwolves are hesitant to trade Butler to the Rockets since they both compete in the Western Conference.

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

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