It was reported earlier this week the Houston Rockets were wanting to sign Jimmy Butler this offseason, but there only problem was the amount of cap space they have available to actually pull it off.
The team was hopeful that the Philadelphia 76ers wouldn’t want to lose him for absolutely nothing so they would actually agree to a sign and trade.
It didn’t seem likely when it first came out, but according to The Athletic, the 76ers just might be open to doing exactly that.
“Houston is clearly serious about finding a way to land Butler, who grew up in nearby Tomball, Texas and who is at the top of the Rockets’ offseason wish list. As for the key question of whether the Sixers would be willing to cooperate in a possible sign-and-trade, a source with knowledge of their situation said it’s looking likely. There is, it seems, a strong desire to avoid losing him for nothing if Butler decides to head elsewhere.”
This seems like a huge win for the Houston Rockets and a bit of a win for the 76ers as they won’t lose Jimmy Butler without getting something in return to possibly help them going forward.