As NBA teams continue to assess their rosters and analyze their needs, as veteran players contemplate retirement or decide to play for other teams, and as talented stars face uncertainties in their roster spots, the NBA rumor mill continues to produce news as well. Here are some of the latest.
When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.
Ricky Rubio has never dunked in an NBA game but Thursday night he threw one down in Spain’s win over Nigeria.
Ricky Rubio can fly.
Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporting on Team Spain, who aren’t getting much production from point guard Ricky Rubio: Ricky Rubio walked off at halftime looking dejected, staring at the floor, the last of Spain’s players to get to the locker room. By the end of the game, he was standing on the sideline, waving a towel, urging [...]
Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio and Co. take on host Brazil on Day 4. Coming into the 2016 Olympics many experts had Spain pegged as the top challenger to Team USA. Spain's national team boasts a number of current and former NBA players suchShow More Summary
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says that starting point guard Ricky Rubio won’t be traded—not anytime soon, anyhow. Taylor wants Rubio to improve his shooting, and thinks he’ll benefit from The post Timberwolves Owner: Ricky Rubio Trade Unlikely appeared first on SLAMonline.
Ricky Rubio is still on the Minnesota Timberwolves, and team owner Glen Taylor doesn't think that will change anytime soon, per Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune. Kris Dunn, the 2016 NBA draft's No. 5 pick, should earn enough minutes to...Show More Summary
Even though the Minnesota Timberwolves are entering a new era under head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau, Ricky Rubio's time with the team does not appear to be ending anytime soon. On Sunday, Sid Hartman of...Show More Summary
With free-agency news flying this way and that, trade rumors are getting overlooked. Not here, though. While Kevin Durant’s ultimate destination is the league’s biggest offseason storyline, there are trade rumblings regarding both aShow More Summary
Business is beginning to pick up around the NBA with the free-agency moratorium period getting underway Friday. Between a talent-laden group of free agents and the potential for an active trade market, this offseason could reshape the...Show More Summary
The madness that is the NBA's free-agency period is officially underway, and it's expected to move some superstars to new homes for the 2016-17 season. But there are also plenty of rumors circling the league's trade market, which could...Show More Summary
The Sacramento Kings are heading into an offseason that many don’t think will make much of a difference for them. They aren’t a high profile free agency destination and outside of DeMarcus Cousins don’t have any players that can intrigue those free agents to sign anyway. Show More Summary
The NBA trade market wound up as a bigger disappointment than Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals based on the few deals that went down around the draft. Sure, the Oklahoma City Thunder gave Kevin Durant a strong reason to stick around by acquiring Victor Oladipo in a trade with the Orlando Magic. Show More Summary
The NBA draft is over, but that doesn't mean teams are just going to stop attempting to improve through trades. There was a lot of chatter surrounding possible moves during the draft, as teams were scurrying to collect picks in both the first and second round. Show More Summary
The Chicago Bulls are in need of bringing in more talent this offseason if they want to get back into playoff contention next season. They were able to snag Denzel Valentine in the 2016 NBA Draft, but that will not be nearly enough. Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks, but that left... Show More Summary
The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t made the playoffs since the 2003-04 season, and point guard Ricky Rubio is tired of losing. Continue for updates. Rubio Wants to Play for Winning Team Monday, June 6 Rubio appeared on Catalunya Radio...Show More Summary
Strong words from Rubio.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer.
The new Timberwolves boss inherits a tantalizing roster, but also a vexing question: Is Ricky Rubio a long-term core player? The Minnesota Timberwolves finished last season No. 27 in points allowed per 100 possessions due primarily to the second-worst shot defense in the league. Show More Summary