NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Still Looking To Trade Guard Ricky Rubio


The Minnesota Timberwolves were busy pulling off a trade for superstar forward Jimmy Butler at the NBA Draft last week, and they might not be done making moves.

ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that a Ricky Rubio trade still is a possibility for Minnesota.

The 26-year-old point guard had a tough beginning to last season, but he improved over the second half and averaged 16 points and 10.5 assists per game after the All-Star break.

The T-Wolves shot just 35 percent from 3-point range last season, which ranked 20th in the NBA. So, trading Rubio for shooting does make sense.

That said, Minnesota gave up a pair of guards in Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine as part of the package to land Butler from the Chicago Bulls. Giving up Rubio and not receiving a guard in return would leave the Wolves without much backcourt depth.

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