The Houston Rockets’ latest trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star guard Jimmy Butler includes four future first-round draft picks, ESPN reported Thursday.
Other players who might be involved in the talks are still being discussed, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Houston’s offer is the maximum number of first-round picks allowable in a trade under league rules.
Pairing Butler, a four-time All-Star, with All-NBA guards James Harden and Chris Paul certainly would boost the Rockets’ pursuit of a championship.
Butler has averaged 24.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.8 steals through four games this season.
Butler, 29, requested a trade during the preseason after and has told Minnesota he plans to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
–Field Level Media