ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets have revised their offer for the Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler. Houston’s new offer would send Minnesota four first-round picks over several years for the disgruntled star.
Houston’s push represents a desire to sacrifice some long-term roster flexibility and go all-in with a legitimate third star to partner with All-NBA guards James Harden and Chris Paul in pursuit of a championship.
The Rockets’ offer constitutes the maximum number of first-round picks allowable in a deal, factoring in league rules that necessitate no first-rounders can be conveyed in successive years, and no pick can be traded farther out than seven seasons.
A Woj bomb with a shot at Carmelo Anthony? Now that’s next level reporting. It’s also factually correct and we would expect nothing less from Woj.
Four first-round picks for a guy who doesn’t want to be on your team anymore. This is a no-brainer.
Sure the Timberwolves want a veteran in return, but they would be insane to pass this deal up.