Thunder trade Ricky Rubio back to Minnesota for draft picks

Ricky Rubio Timberwolves

However, OKC shipped Rubio to the Timberwolves, who are excited about getting their point guard back.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are acquiring Ricky Rubio from the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Nos. The person confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trades had not yet been announced.

In a year without consensus about the top National Basketball Association prospect, Anthony Edwards came with questions about focus and effort along with huge potential with and without the ball.The Minnesota Timberwolves came with answers. "Ricky is an elite playmaker and someone who will boost our defense and bring a veteran presence to our team".

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. 25 and 28 picks for a package that includes the No. 17 pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.


Following the 2016-17 campaign, the Timberwolves dealt Rubio to Utah for a 2018 first-round pick.

Rubio is under contract for the next two seasons before he'll become an unrestricted free agent in 2022. "I'm thrilled to welcome him back to Minneapolis".

Rubio spent his first six seasons in the league with the Timberwolves, averaging 10.3 points and 8.5 assists over that span.

Johnson accepted his $16 million player option for the 2020-21 season earlier this week.

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