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Houston Rockets Jimmy Butler Trade Offer And Why Both Teams Win.

Updated on October 26, 2018

The Houston Rockets offered the Minnesota Timberwolves 4 first-round picks for Jimmy Butler. Minnesota would be crazy not to take this deal it works great both teams and their current situations. This offer may seem scary to fans in both Houston and Minnesota but this trade improves both teams long term goals.

Jimmy Butler may be joining the Houston Rockets and James Harden after recent trade rumors
Jimmy Butler may be joining the Houston Rockets and James Harden after recent trade rumors

Timberwolves Roster Challenges

Minnesota will not re-sign Butler at the end of the season. Even in some hypothetical world where the Timberwolves make an unforgettable playoff run they couldn’t. If Jimmy wanted to stay, Minnesota wouldn’t have nearly enough money to pay the man. Butler is a max-contract level player and the Timberwolves already have two max-contracts on the books. Minnesota owes Andrew Wiggins $146.6 million over the next 5 years and Karl Anthony Towns $163.4 million over the next six years. If the Timberwolves signed Jimmy they would barely have enough cap space left to fill out the roster. Minnesota would not be able to surround that Butler, Towns, and Wiggins with role players good enough to compete in the western conference. Locking in Wiggins and Towns in for the next 5-6 years will prove to be very important if the Timberwolves get 4 first round draft picks in exchange for Butler. Towns and Wiggins are impressive talents check it out below:

What 4 First Round Picks Can Do For Minnesota

If the trade is accepted the Timberwolves would have two first-round picks for the next four years. Getting two shots in the first round essentially results in eight chances to pick a future star and gives Minnesota the ability to round out their roster with young talent to complement Towns and Wiggins. A similar deal would be the Boston-Brooklyn mega-trade. Boston trade Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry and some other players for a few below-average players and four first-round draft picks. Those picks turned into; James Young, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and the other pick was packaged in another trade to bring Kyrie Irving to Boston. Minnesota has the opportunity to add this volume of talent to their team and they already have two-star players on the roster. The only asset they need to give up is Jimmy Butler, who they will lose this summer and get nothing in return for. This deal could be a saving grace to Minnesota they just need to be smart enough to accept it. That Boston-Brooklyn trade doomed the Nets for many years, but the Rockets do not have the same downside.


Check out the picks Boston got from Brooklyn in action:

Houston's Side

The Houston Rockets offered the ridiculous number of draft picks because they know Minnesota is looking for a high-value return and the Rockets current situation makes draft picks less valuable for them. The Rockets have James Harden under contract for the next 5 years and Chris Paul for the next 4 years. The Rockets were one game away from making the finals last year and it would be very rare for them to draft and develop a player fast enough for such a young player push them over the edge. Jimmy Butler, on the other hand, would place the Rockets squarely into the championship conversation. Rockets GM Daryl Morey said the NBA is a “weapons race” after he traded for Chris Paul and I have no doubt that Morey will make just as bold of an offer to add Jimmy Butler to his weapons collection.

Rockets starting lineup with Jimmy Butler
Rockets starting lineup with Jimmy Butler

In the end, I would love to see Butler sent to Houston for four first-round picks. Harden, Butler, and Paul all playing together would be a show every single night. If the Timberwolves can translate their eight first-round picks over the next four years into anything near what Boston did they will be competitive for years to come. I genuinely hope to see this trade and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for these two franchises

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