Ricky Rubio has to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves for a second time. According to media reports, the Spaniard is being traded with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This is what Adrian Wojnarowski tells us ESPN. Accordingly, Timberwolves has been selected for the Rubio Forward Taurean Prince and a second round of Wizards for 2022. The Cavs also receive $2 million in cash.
The 30-year-old has joined Wolves for only the second time in his career in 2020, and the Spaniard previously played for the Phoenix Suns. The playmaker is still under contract until 2022 and will raise $17.8 million next season.
According to Chris Fedor (cleveland.comWanting to keep Cavs Rubio, the franchise’s goal was to bring an experienced goalkeeper to the team in the off-season. Last season, Rubio averaged 8.6 points and 6.4 assists.
Rubio’s signing raises questions, as the CAFs’ Darius Garland and Colin Sexton already have a young backyard. The trio can of course split minutes, but in the past few weeks there have been rumors of a possible six-tone trade deal.
In return, Wolves will save quite a bit of money through the trade, as Prince will only make $13 million next year. His contract also expires in 2022. According to Bobby Marks (ESPNThe Timberwolves are about $5.4 million below the luxury tax limit.
Trade at a glance
- Cavaliers receive: Ricky Rubio
- Timberwolves received: Turian Prince, Zweitrundenpick 2022 (Wizards), cash