Rockets making renewed bid to acquire All-Star Jimmy Butler

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Well, after all this drama, we may be seeing Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler go to the Houston Rockets for a huge haul.

The Rockets, considered the second best team in the Western Conference to the Golden State Warriors, are offering what constitutes the maximum number of first-round picks allowable in a deal, ESPN reported.

As for the Rockets, pulling off this trade for Butler effectively would be going for broke in hopes of winning an National Basketball Association title this season.

After asking for a trade out of Minnesota in September, Butler's name has been linked to a fair amount of teams, but no real traction has been made yet by any organization although offers are still coming in. The deal would have limited lottery protections. Butler can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of the season.

Wiggins is averaging 15.8 points, two assists and 1.3 steals per game this season. Four picks is the most a team is allowed to trade at one time during a seven-year period.

The other major factors working against the Rockets are time and money, as they might not have enough of either to make the trade work.

Houston is now dealing with injuries to two starters, both with hamstring injuries.

It's a massive offer for a star the Rockets obviously believe could be the missing piece to a championship juggernaut, though the Timberwolves have shown surprisingly little interest in dealing Butler, who requested a trade in the preseason.

Houston brought back most of that team from past year, but lost an important player at the wing in Trevor Ariza and depth like Luc Mbah a Moute.

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