The 29-year-old Butler also told the Timberwolves he intends to become a free agent after the season - essentially an ultimatum to the team to trade him now or lose him for nothing later.
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.
Four is the maximum amount of first-round picks Houston is allowed to offer in a potential deal. The lottery protections on the picks would be limited according to Wojnarowski.
For the Rockets to include a package with four first-round picks, they'd have to be spread out over a seven-year period, as teams are prohibited from trading their first-round picks in consecutive seasons.
However, rules when it comes to protecting picks in this situation are tricky.
The other major factors working against the Rockets are time and money, as they might not have enough of either to make the trade work. But considering how close James Harden and Co. came to reaching the Finals last season, Houston seems to be of the belief that Butler could get it over the hump.
Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season for Minnesota, which made the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Both teams will be back in action on Friday.
With Butler on board, it is unlikely that the Rockets will fall apart to the degree of the Nets.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he would have a nine-player lineup in Toronto, but it might be 10 depending on how Wiggins felt after the morning shootaround.
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