Wolves show 'no inclination to move' on Rockets' offer for Butler

Timberwolves Jimmy Butler

Butler expressed a strong desire to be traded during the late stages of the offseason, and while the ongoing situation with the Wolves seems untenable, he has played very well in the four games he's appeared in this season for Minnesota.

Nevertheless, four first-round picks is a insane haul, and the Nets could tell the Rockets a thing or two about how that sometimes works out.

League rules prohibit teams from trading more than four first-round draft picks in one deal, and they can not trade first-rounders in consecutive years.

Wojnarowski reported earlier in the month that the T-Wolves and Miami Heat were close to a deal involving Butler, but talks fractured after Minnesota pushed for more near the completion of the deal.

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King Salman, 82, has handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to him. "We are determined to find out all the facts". Turkish President Erdogan is expected on Tuesday to give details of Turkey's investigation into Khashoggi's fate.

Wow, four future first-round draft picks is insane, a lot like the trade that crumbled the Brooklyn Nets when they acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

However, rules when it comes to protecting picks in this situation are tricky. He has started publicly his desire to be traded several times.

If Butler does indeed head to Houston, the Rockets would get yet another elite player to help their effort to break the Golden State Warriors' stranglehold on the Western Conference. The team is just 2-3 overall, losing one game he sat out for rest. Both teams will be back in action on Friday. They did bring in Carmelo Anthony, but Butler would obviously a massive improvement over any of those players.

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