With the Sixers getting off to a 3-3 start, could they being seeing the writing on the wall early in the season that they need another high-profile piece?

Sure, the Sixers have cap space next summer and can try their hand in free agency. But so too do the Lakers, Clippers and Knicks, among others.

Plus the Sixers found out this summer that just having cap space doesn't mean you're guaranteed to land the apple of your eye.

So what does that mean for this season?

"They may see going after Jimmy Butler as their move," said ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst on the latest edition of the Woj Podcast.

"I think they are going to be heard from," added Adrian Wojnarowski.  "Whenever the Butler thing gets going again, I'm confident Philly's going to be heard from again."

'Its a matter of, what are you willing to give up for him."

If the Sixers were to get involved in a deal for Butler, the guess here is that Dario Saric, Robert Covington and a first-round pick would have to at least open the conversation to get Minnesota's attention.

"They have the type of assets that could potentially get Thibs (Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau) interested," Windhorst stated.

"They have young guys, plus guys that can help you right now."

Windhorst also mentioned guard Jerryd Bayless's contract as an attractive piece for the Timberwolves.