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Sporting News report on Rubio: 'He won't be on that team for long'

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Sporting News has a report out saying teams will likely be calling the Timberwolves about trading for Ricky Rubio once NBA free agency cools down a bit.

Sean Deveney is the writer and spoke with an unnamed NBA general manager, who said: "He won’t be on that team for long. But the longer they hold on to him, the more teams they’ll have who would be willing to give up something for him."

https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/748578128054738945

With Mike Conley headlining a relatively weak class of free-agent point guards, teams could be calling the Wolves for Rubio's service. Deveney adds that by mid-July, teams such as the 76ers, Rockets and Bucks could be interested.

The Wolves talked about a deal with Milwaukee last February but Minnesota reportedly wanted Khris Middleton in return – which was something the Bucks were not on board with.

The Wolves could take a similar path to what the Boston Celtics did with Rajon Rondo after they drafted Marcus Smart. Rondo played 20 games with the Celtics before being traded in December.

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