Timberwolves To Reportedly Acquire Ricky Rubio In Draft Night Trade

Timberwolves To Reportedly Acquire Ricky Rubio In Draft Night Trade

Ending months of speculation, Minnesota kept the No. 1 overall pick and used it to select Georgia's Anthony Edwards, a 6-5 guard with a lot of potential.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder continue to work out the details of Wednesday's trade that will reportedly see Ricky Rubio return to the Twin Cities. The person confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trades had not yet been announced. He led all freshmen in scoring in 2019-20 at 19.1 points per game.

Rubio was just traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Thunder in the Chris Paul trade, but it was expected that he wouldn't stay with the team. The 18-year-old 7-footer spent the past two seasons with Olympiacos in Greece and was widely considered to be one of the top worldwide prospects in the draft. Rosas said the Wolves talked with more than 10 teams about trading out of the first slot, but they were convinced the value of Edwards was greater than any offers they were fielding.Rosas and his staff kept working the phones, though.

Ricky Rubio played the first six years of his career with the Timberwolves. Souhan says both Bolmaro and McDaniels were logical selections where the Wolves took them. 25 and 28 picks for a package that includes the No. 17 pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. A source tells KSTP that the Wolves were preparing to make a run at signing Rubio before he chose to join the Suns.

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