Rubio is 'one of the most likely players to get traded' this week, report says

Ricky Rubio's days with the Timberwolves appear to be numbered.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

There's a new layer to the Ricky Rubio trade rumors to speculate about. Legion Hoops reports that Minnesota, Detroit and New York are involved discussions that could send Rubio to Detroit, point guard Reggie Jackson to the Knicks and Derrick Rose to the Timberwolves.

ESPN first reported the Knicks-Wolves discussions involving Rose late Monday night.

"One of the most likely players to get traded between now and Thursday afternoon is Ricky Rubio," ESPN's Brian Windhorst said Monday. "That's what the Knicks have been talking to the Wolves about - a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose swap. But it's not just the Knicks here.

If a trade does go down, Windhorst says the Wolves don't want Jackson and they don't consider Rose their future point guard.

"It's not because the Timberwolves see Derrick Rose as their point guard of the future. It's because they want to clear space for Kris Dunn going forward. Tom Thibodeau loves Kris Dunn, even though he hasn't had the greatest rookie season. They want to get off Rubio's contract, so that may affect who they want to trade for, but Derrick Rose is an option."

Rose has an expiring contract, meaning Minnesota trading for Rose is basically a simple elimination of the two years and nearly $29 million remaining on Rubio's contract.

Next Up

Cameron Champ

Final round helps Cameron Champ win 3M Open

Champ picked up his third career victory on Sunday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2021-07-25 at 1.08.41 PM

Clinton elevator fire prompts evacuation in western Minnesota

A massive blaze could be seen from far away Sunday.

Bob Motzko

Mack Motzko, son of Gophers coach Bob Motzko, dies in car crash

The crash happened late Saturday night in Orono.

police tape

Victims of triple homicide near La Crosse identified as young men

The victims are ages 24, 24 and 23, respectively.

Screen Shot 2021-07-25 at 7.26.01 AM

Dive team finds body of missing 13-year-old girl in Chanhassen lake

The girl had last been seen on a float on Lake Minnewashta.

Fairmont Raceway

MN race track under fire after announcer's racist remarks

The Fairmont Raceway voiced support for the announcer on social media.

Grayson Murray

Grayson Murray criticizes PGA Tour after pulling out of 3M Open

After withdrawing with a knee injury, Murray unloaded on his Twitter account.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Minneapolis residents will vote on replacing MPD with new public safety department

The Minneapolis City Council approved language for the ballot question Friday.

Related

Rubio is 'one of the most likely players to get traded' this week, report says

Ricky Rubio's days with the Timberwolves appear to be numbered.

Trade speculation heats up as Rubio, Knicks players engage on Twitter

Ricky Rubio is now following Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter. Does it mean he's headed to New York?

Trade speculation heats up as Rubio, Knicks players engage on Twitter

Ricky Rubio is now following Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter. Does it mean he's headed to New York?

Report: Wolves actively trying to trade Ricky Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad

One of the NBA's most respected reporters says the Timberwolves are looking to move Ricky Rubio.

Report: Wolves actively trying to trade Ricky Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad

One of the NBA's most respected reporters says the Timberwolves are looking to move Ricky Rubio.

Rubio switches agents; report says he wants out of Minnesota

Ricky Rubio reportedly wants out of Minnesota.

Report: Mavericks had 'in-house talks' about Ricky Rubio trade

It could be a wild week of rumors involving Ricky Rubio.