Ricky Rubio Trade Rumors: News, Speculation Surrounding Timberwolves Guard

January 17th, 2017 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally done the seemingly inevitable, placing point guard Ricky Rubio on the trade block.

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Wolves Pushing for Rubio Trade Tuesday, Jan. 17 Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Timberwolves are "actively" looking to move Rubio, though no trade is imminent. Forward Shabazz Muhammad is also being offered with Rubio in a package deal.

Rubio, 26, is averaging a career-low 7.6 points and 7.9 assists per game in his first season under coach Tom Thibodeau. 

Selected fifth overall in the 2009 draft, Rubio's future with the Wolves has been the cause of speculation since Minnesota selected Kris Dunn last June. Dunn hasn't done much to prove he's the point guard of the future. He enters Tuesday averaging 3.9 points, 2.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds, struggling with shot creation and sporting an inconsistent jumper.

The Timberwolves are reportedly looking for a "bridge" point guard who can ease Dunn's eventual transition into the starter role. They have had preliminary discussions with the Sacramento Kings but are holding out for ...

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