By acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls and trading away Kris Dunn, the consensus feeling from analysts in the NBA was that Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio would be safe from any trade. However, it does not seem to be the case. ESPN reported Monday the Timberwolves would be willing to trade Rubio if it brings them more shooting. The Timberwolves acquired Butler, who shot 36 percent from three-point land last season, but need more shooting to compensate for everyone else. Minnesota knows the league has transformed to an inside-out league to a jumpshot league and is willing to depart with a floor general to make it better. Rubio is due $14 million next year and about $15 million in the 2018-19 season. He played well during the second half of last season. Minnesota has also been linked to free-agent point guards Kyle Lowry, Jrue Holiday, George Hill and Jeff Teague, according to Sirius XM.


Posted by Ryan Gaydos

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