Sources say Houston Rockets making effort to land Jimmy Butler

NBA sources confirm that the Houston Rockets are making a strong effort to land Jimmy Butler in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves as reported by FOX 26 Sports.

Guard-forward Butler, who graduated from Tomball High School, has requested to be traded to another team.

Butler, 29, has averaged 16.4 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game and a 33.9 three-point shooting percentage over his seven seasons in the NBA, the first six with the Chicago Bulls. He is a four-time All-Star and was to the All-NBA third team over the last two seasons.