Minnesota Timberwolves made a shocking move when they decided to trade Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz for a first round draft pick. In return the Timberwolves acquired 2018 first-round pick the Jazz received from the Oklahoma City Thunder Enes Kanter trade.
Read on to get the full details on the Ricky Rubio trade…
LatinoAthlete.com has the latest MLB news regarding Ricky Rubio who is now the point guard for the Utah Jazz.
What does this trade mean for the Timberwolves now that Ricky Rubio is no longer a part of their after six years.
For Rubio, the fifth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, he is still set to make $28.9 million over the next two seasons. The Spanish MLB pros stats are as follows, he averaged 11.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 32.9 minutes per game. The 6′ 4″ baller should fit in well with Quin Snyder’s style in Utah.
NBA reporter for ESPN posted this on Twitter:
“I’m told Minnesota will be get a 2018 first-round pound to trade Ricky Rubio into Utah cap space. @tribjazz first to report deal happening.”
For the Timberwolves, it means George Hill is headed elsewhere in free agency, which could possibly open the door for Kyle Lowry or another point guard for Minnesota. The Timberwolves thought out plan has them is a great position with a lottery-protected three year draft for 2018, 2019 and 2020. However, if that fails, then in 2020 and 2021 it will turn into two second round picks for the Timberwolves.