Ricky Rubio Traded to Jazz; Timberwolves Receive 1st-Round Draft Pick

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio reacts in the closing seconds as the Timberwolves lost to the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)Jim Mone/Associated Press

Eight years after drafting him, patiently waiting for him to come stateside and then handing him the keys to the offense, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced they have parted with Ricky Rubio:

Spencer Checketts of the Zone Sports Network first reported the deal Friday. The pick is top-14 protected, per Marc Stein of ESPN.

Shooting struggles have derailed the public perception of a player who doesn’t have many other flaws. Rubio is one of the NBA‘s half-dozen best passers, a 6’4″ point guard who uses his size and vision to see and attempt passes few others would. He has kept his turnover rate on the low end throughout his

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2664792-ricky-rubio-reportedly-traded-to-jazz-timberwolves-receive-1st-round-draft-pick

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