Wolves Trade Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz
Free agency cannot start soon enough.
After spending essentially half of his NBA career on the trading block, Ricky Rubio is finally on his way out of Minnesota. On Friday afternoon, the Timberwolves pulled the trigger, moving Rubio to the Utah Jazz for a 2018 first round pick (top-14 protected), a pick originally which originally belonged to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Jazz will ultimately eat up the remaining $29-million dollars of the final two years of Rubio’s contract, therefore signalling that they are set on moving on from George Hill.
To replace Rubio at the point guard spot, reports suggest that there is a mutual interest between the Wolves and free agent Jeff Teague. Other options for the Wolves will be Jrue Holliday, who some around the league feel will ink a five-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, and George Hill.
Kyle Lowry is another option that the Wolves can look at, but at this time, it seems like the Wolves have their eyes set on the Indiana Pacers guard.