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Once free agency starts on Sunday, the Rockets are planning to recruit Jimmy Butler to push the Philadelphia 76ers for a sign-and-trade deal that would allow the All-Star forward to join James Harden and Chris Paul in Houston, league sources tell ESPN.

The Rockets don’t have the salary-cap space to sign Butler, so they’d need the threat of the Sixers losing him for nothing to a team with the available room to motivate Philadelphia into a trade. The Rockets also would potentially need to make this a multiteam deal to satisfy the rules of base year compensation that would cover Butler’s outgoing salary.

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The Sixers plan to be aggressive in signing Butler to a new deal, sources said, and could blunt a Rockets push with a full five-year, $190 million offer at the start of free agency on Sunday night. The Sixers could offer Butler a four-year, $146.5 million deal, too.

Butler would be eligible to sign a four-year, $140 million contract on the way to the Rockets, but Houston likely would need to include two of these players – center Clint Capela, guard Eric Gordon and power forward P.J. Tucker – to make the financial deal work, sources said.

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Woj: 76ers aren’t interested in letting Butler walk

Adrian Wojnarowski looks into the Rockets’ interest in a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and the 76ers’ intentions to still sign him to a deal.

The 76ers are facing a free agency that includes Butler, Tobias Harris and JJ Redick. They’re expected to make a significant four- or five-year offer to keep Butler, whom they acquired in a trade with Minnesota for Dario Saric and Robert Covington in November.

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The Rockets offered Minnesota four future first-round picks for Butler before the Timberwolves agreed to the trade with Philadelphia, league sources said.

In a potential trade with Houston, the 76ers could turn Butler into a large trade exception and redirect the Rockets’ assets to additional teams.

If the Sixers were to lose Butler in free agency – and were in position to keep Harris and Redick – it is possible they could simply want the payroll flexibility and dismiss the potential idea of a sign-and-trade scenario for Butler.

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#2

Butler stepped up at the play offs because there was a vacuum in that team with the Big guy injured…

During the regular season he was hot or cold…
not really the force that you would expect for those dollars…

Get Ben Simmons hitting 3’s and doing more attempts at buckets and you have a power house as he is slippery as can be… He is one of the few guys that makes a top player look like a chump playing street basketball…

Go Philly…


#3

jim are u frm philly ?? :smile:


#4

No but I really follow that team as they have heart just like Boston…

Detroit had it once too… Toronto had it this year… Bulls were based on it for years… Play with all you have and leave nothing left in the tank…

Until next season Benny…