Wolves make it official, deal Rubio to the Jazz for first round pick
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9), of Spain, drives against Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Minnesota Timberwolves press release
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired a 2018 first-round draft pick (originally belonging to the Oklahoma City Thunder) from the Utah Jazz in exchange for guard Ricky Rubio.
“We’d like to thank Ricky for his time in Minnesota over the course of the last six-plus years,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Tom Thibodeau. “Ricky has been a consummate professional over my time in Minnesota and has done tremendous things in the community. We appreciate all he’s done for the organization and wish him the best of luck in Utah.”
Rubio, originally drafted by the Wolves with the fifth overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, played in 353 games over six seasons with Minnesota averaging 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.