The Spanish base Ricky Rubio will not finally play the next season of the NBA in Oklahoma City Thunder, but will do so in what was his first team in the US league, Minnesota Timberwolves, an attractive project with players like Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and number one in the draft, Anthony Edwards.
It has been a busy week for the Catalan game director, who last Monday was involved in the Phoenix Suns operation his franchise from last season, to become with the services of the star Chris Paul.
El Masnou's man left for the Thunder, but Wednesday night, marked by the 'draft', as reported by 'ESPN' and 'The Athletic', brought him a new destiny, the 'Wolves' which brought him back with elections 25 and 28, in exchange for sending number 17, Aleksej Pokusevski, to Oklahoma City.
“ … what a business “
– Ricky Rubio (@ rickyrubio9) November 16, 2020
In this way, Rubio will return to what was his first team in the NBA which elected him in the fifth position in the 2009 draft although he did not reach Minnesota until the 2011-12 season after playing the two previous seasons at FC Barcelona.
He stayed in Minneapolis until 2017 and headed for Utah Jazz as the second highest assistant (2,991) and with the most steals (747), and the tenth with the most games played (353) in the franchise. Now, under the command of Ryan Saunders, son of the late Flip Saunders, one of his coaches in his first stage there, and with whom he has a great relationship, he hopes to transfer the great level offered in the Suns to be one of the leaders of a project that aspires to the 'playoffs'.