The NBA rumors regarding Ricky Rubio’s status with Minnesota Timberwolves are swirling around recently. Ricky suited up for Spain’s national basketball team last Rio Olympics. But this latest rumor about his stint with the team might be good for him right now.
Ricky’s coach of the Timberwolves is Tom Thibodeau. His coach also had a stint in Rio as an assistant coach for the USA team.
According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, Thibodeau said that he could see Rubio and rookie Kris Dunn playing together next season. Krawczynski added that the team officials are not currently thinking of trading the Spaniard.
The player’s NBA rumors have started to swirl when Minnesota selected a point guard in the 2016 NBA draft. This player turned out to be Dunn. There is also an earlier rumor about Rubio being traded at some point next season, but nothing ensued since then.
Meanwhile, Rubio is hopeful for his team this coming season based on these statements.
“I think we’ve got all the pieces together to make something happen,” the Spaniard told the Associated Press.
He added that he is ready to mentor Dunn in the team.
“Really, it’s a challenge. When a young guy like him who has a lot of potentials come, I think we can really play together,” Rubio said.
Ricky also praised the Timberwolves organization for putting up an experienced coaching staff that could teach them to be on the next level.
The Timberwolves’ backcourt is looking set with Rubio and Dunn sharing the point guard duties with the team next season. Although this latest development is good for the player, NBA rumors about his status on the team will still continue until the start of the next season.
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