Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

Las Vegas waved goodbye to the NBA Summer League once again after hosting some of the league’s young up-and-comers. The Bulls went 7-0 to win the league, as they took down the Timberwolves in overtime, while the Raptors had a strong display at 4-1. Las Vegas was our first chance to see some of the rookies compete, while it also gave us a look at other emerging young players. ...
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Timberwolves Notes: Rubio charity game, uniform redesign

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is hosting a charity hoops game in September in honor of his mother, and ESPN’s Uni Watch is holding a contest to design the Wolves’ new uniforms. Things have slowed down a bit on the Timberwolves front as we near the Olympics and the dog days that are August and […] Timberwolves Notes: Rubio charity game, uniform redesign - Dunking with...
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3 days ago

Marc Gasol will not participate in Summer Olympics

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After suffering a broken bone in his foot last season, Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol has reportedly decided to opt out of the upcoming Summer Olympics. Gasol suffered the injury back in February and missed the remainder of the season. As of June, he was not able to run or take part in widespread basketball activities. This...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves owner: Ricky Rubio not likely to be traded

It might be time to add Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio to our zombie apocalypse team, because, if the unrelenting trade rumors that continually dog him are any indication, he’s a damn survivor. In an interview with Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that it’s unlikely the team deals away Rubio. “I don’t see that as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers targeted Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley via trade

After a 10-win season, drafting Ben Simmons and some front-office shuffling, the Philadelphia 76ers sound ready to make a major splash. This isn’t much of a shocker, not with the team clutching a trio of talented big men in the form of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. What is shocking, though, is just how bold the 76ers have been in trying to obtain a point guard...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio likely to be traded

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new head coach in Tom Thibodeau, and given his old-school, defensive mindset, it was inevitable that a few players from the old regime would be moved as a result. Point guard Ricky Rubio appears to be one of those players. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. — Adrian...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio tenure with Timberwolves likely over

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn No. 5 overall, likely signalling the end of the road for Ricky Rubio, who was also a No. 5 overall pick in 2009. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have been trying to trade Rubio all week leading up to the draft and that his tenure is likely over. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio may be open to trade if Wolves miss postseason

Ricky Rubio admitted that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ long run of futility during his time with the team may become too much to bear should the team again fail to reach the playoffs next season. “When I arrived to Minnesota, my hope was to break the seven years’ streak without [a] presence in [the] playoffs. I still have that hope, but it’s very tough mentally when year...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that T-Wolves GM Milt Newton recently informed he was “almost traded” but the offers were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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