Two days after his transfer to Oklahoma City Thunder from the Phoenix Suns, the Spanish base Ricky Rubio has been transferred to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the franchise that saw him debut in the NBA in 2011. There he played his first six seasons in the league.
This is the NBA, because in a movement more than the Draft night Prior to the draft, Minnesota kept the Spaniard in exchange for several rounds of pick in last night’s draft. A priori, it seems that it is good news for Ricky, because despite the fact that his initial intention was to continue with the Suns, where he had a good regular season and were about to qualify for the playoffs, the Timberwolves, in the absence of a signing, they aim to be a better team than the Thunder.
In just 72 hours, Ricky has gone through three teams. He started the week with the Suns, his signing for Oklahoma was closed – the Spaniard showed his doubts about it on social networks – and finally he will join the Timberwolves. In his previous stint in Minnesota, the Spanish point guard averaged 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 2.1 steals in 353 games.
In Minnesota, he could also coincide with his compatriot Juancho Hernangómez, in case the Spaniard signed, as it seems that it will be, a new contract with them. He will also share a dressing room with two reference players in the league: Karl-Anthony Towns y Anthony Edwards, the Wolves’ brand-new first pick during tonight’s draft. This young couple should be added to D’Angelo Russell. In Minnesota Ricky will meet again Ryan Saunders, a coach who has a good personal relationship.
To their 30 years, Ricky returns to the place where it all began. Since leaving the franchise in 2017, has played two seasons in the Utah Jazz and one more, the last one, in the Suns. Thus, the Spanish point guard returns to a team where he left very good memories among his fans and whose clear objective seems to be in the next playoffs.