Tom Thibedou and the TWolves might be ready to start the season with Jimmy Butler, but it doesn’t mean they’ll have to.
Although their proposed trade with the Heat fell apart, the Rockets have emerged once again as contenders for Butler’s services.
(via Stefano Fusaro)
Jimmy Butler update:
According to a league source, The Wolves contacted the Rockets again Tuesday morning, after their failed deal with Miami this past weekend. Minnesota was still adamant on receiving Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker, but Houston will not put Tucker on the table.
— Stefano Fusaro (@FusaroESPN) October 10, 2018
At this point, PJ Tucker is the one blocking this deal right now, as the Rockets are unwilling to let him go.
At some point, if the Rockets choose to part with Tucker, or if the Wolves are willing to downgrade their deal, then don’t be surprised if a trade gets done.
But until then, it’s just another waiting game…