Report: Timberwolves trading Ricky Rubio to Cavaliers for Taurean Prince
But they’re still trying.
That means trading for a respected professional like Ricky Rubio, sending Taurean Prince to the Timberwolves.
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic:
Here is the trade, per source:— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) July 29, 2021
Cleveland gets: Ricky Rubio
Wolves get: Taurean Prince, cash and a 2022 second-round pick
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Deal includes a 2022 second-round pick via Washington, per sources.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 29, 2021
The Cavs were already overloaded at point guard with Darius Garland and Collin Sexton. This will only fuel speculation Cleveland will trade Sexton.
But Rubio is no longer central to team-building at age 30. The Cavaliers can play all three in their rotation with Rubio holding a limited role.
Rubio never fit well with Minnesota, which has D’Angelo Russell at point guard. Though Russell can play as a combo guard, the Timberwolves have Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley, Jaden McDaniels and Josh Okogie on the wing. Jordan McLaughlin could serve as primary backup point guard.
Prince could help at power forward, though he first must get healthy.