The Minnesota Timberwolves have apparently shown "no inclination to move" on Thursday's reported trade offer from the Houston Rockets, according to Stadium's Shams Charania, which would send four first-round draft picks their way in exchange for Jimmy Butler.
Though Butler has been trying to force his way out of Minnesota since the offseason, the Timberwolves have held onto him while continuing to field trade offers. However, the report adds the Timberwolves wouldn't have the opportunity to immediately use any of the assets acquired in the trade because Chriss and Knight don't have a timetable to return. "Minnesota was still adamant on receiving Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker, but Houston will not put Tucker on the table".
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Butler, 29, plans to become an unrestricted free agent.
Draft picks, especially first-rounders, are a hot commodity in today's National Basketball Association, so they would at least have to consider Houston's offer rather than risk watching Butler walk away from the team for nothing after this season. A revised offer reportedly packaged Richardson, center Kelly Olynyk and a first-rounder, but they all got the boot from president Tom Thibodeau, who is quarterbacking operations in trade talks.
The Rockets would be trading for Butler with a strong desire to re-sign him this summer to a long-term contract extension.
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