Philadelphia 76ers trade rumors are popping up more often as the team struggles to open the 2018-19 NBA season. This has led to mentions of Jimmy Butler, who the Minnesota Timberwolves are open to dealing.

As of November 2, the Philadelphia 76ers are 5-4 on the season, but that includes a gutsy win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night (November 1). The team is now third place in the Atlantic Division, trailing the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics. In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are currently the No. 6 team, which would predict a first-round playoff series against the Celtics.

Butler to 76ers possible

A mention of Jimmy Butler in Philadelphia 76ers trade rumors just took place on Friday morning.

A new report by Hoops Hype mentions the 76ers, Miami Heat, and Houston Rockets as possible destinations for the All-Star. It was also stated that NBA analyst Adrian Wojnarowski has predicted that the Wolves will trade Butler before Thanksgiving. That's roughly three weeks away, which could lead to a lot of additional chatter taking place.

Butler to Rockets trade still possible

A lot has been made out of the reported offer that the Houston Rockets made to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Though some players and salary discussions would have to take place, the crux of the deal was to send four future first-round draft picks to acquire Butler. This is a deal that has been discussed, at length, but NBA fans on social media. It would seem like a great deal for the Wolves, especially for a one-year rental of Butler.

In the final year of his contract (he plans to opt out), Butler is earning roughly $20.5 million from the Wolves. He is in line for a huge payday once he hits free agency, and Butler has made it clear to the front office in Minnesota that he will not be re-signing with the club. So far this season, he is averaging 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. Those are impressive numbers, keeping his trade value relatively high on the open market.

Butler a good fit with the 76ers

Looking at the rosters, these Philadelphia 76ers trade rumors could make a lot of sense for the team. Jimmy Butler could easily slide into the starting lineup for the team, putting him on the court with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. If the front office in Philadelphia could convince him to sign an extension with the team, that would be a formidable trio for any opposing team to deal with. Can the 76ers offer a good package without destroying their current roster?

More NBA trade rumors

There are a number of additional NBA trade rumors floating around the league right now. An interesting one surfaced about Anthony Davis going to the Los Angeles Lakers [VIDEO], where he could team up with LeBron James. Another recent one states that J.R. Smith wants to get traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers [VIDEO]. As for these 76ers rumors about Butler, though, that is a deal that could completely shake up the Eastern Conference this year.