However, OKC shipped Rubio to the Timberwolves, who are excited about getting their point guard back.
The Timberwolves drafted shooting guard Anthony Edwards with the 1st overall pick in last night's National Basketball Association draft before trading for point guard Ricky Rubio, drafted wing Leandro Bolmaro from Argentina and power forward Jaden McDaniels from the University of Washington.
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The Timberwolves now have three high-level guards on the team in Rubio, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards. "Ricky is an elite playmaker and someone who will boost our defense and bring a veteran presence to our team". Once they're finalized, Minnesota will net Argentine small forward Leandro Bolmaro (No. 23) and Washington power forward Jaden McDaniels (No. 28).The 6-foot-5 Edwards was the nation's freshman scoring leader at 19.1 points per game in 2019-20 for the Bulldogs before the pandemic halted the season. He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this week as part of the deal that sent Chris Paul to Phoenix.
Following the 2016-17 campaign, the Timberwolves dealt Rubio to Utah for a 2018 first-round pick.
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Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders is said to be a huge fan of Rubio's. A source tells KSTP that the Wolves were preparing to make a run at signing Rubio before he chose to join the Suns. "I'm thrilled to welcome him back to Minneapolis".
Timberwolves All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns has to be happy to have Rubio back in the mix since Rubio is a pass-first guard, which is rare in today's National Basketball Association.
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