3 reasons why Jimmy Butler would fit on the Houston Rockets

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For over the last year, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has sought to aggressively pursue Jimmy Butler. Could he finally manage to strike a deal this time around?

Despite having little salary cap room to work with for the second straight summer, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has refused to let anything deter him from making yet another attempt at his most coveted star.

According to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, the Rockets are currently constructing an aggressive bid to convince Jimmy Butler to push the Philadelphia 76ers to accept a sign-and-trade deal that would grant him the chance to join James Harden and Chris Paul in H-Town.

In addition to reaching out to several teams with notable cap space, the goal would be shipping away two of Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker — in exchange for a future first round draft pick — to entice Philadelphia and a third team to create a blockbuster package involving the four-time All-Star.

"“If we can add another star level player, and there are many available, we’re going to do that,” Morey said in a recent interview on SportsTalk 790 Houston last week. “We’re hoping to have a discussion with one of the top stars and we’re hoping that he picks our destination and that we can add him.”"

Can the 2018 Executive of the Year who once offered as many as four first round picks during his in-season pursuit for Butler find a way to land his biggest offseason acquisition since Chris Paul? Here are three reasons why the soon-to-be 30-year-old could be an ideal fit in Clutch City.