NBA trade rumors: Ricky Rubio, Mike Dunleavy may be on the move from Timberwolves, Bulls
NBA trade rumors seem to be everywhere. There are rumors doing the rounds that Ricky Rubio and Mike Dunleavy may be on the move from their current teams.
Ricky Rubio, a Spanish professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves has hogged limelight from very early age. At the ripe age of just 14 years, he became the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish ACB League in the year 2005. There are rumors doing the rounds that Rubio is all set to move from his current team Minnesota Timberwolves.
There are reasons to believe that Mike Dunleavy of Chicago Bulls may also be on the move. The 36-year old player has been in good form despite many injury scares. On February 1, 2016, using the flexible assignment rule, Dunleavy was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors, with the goal to practice there during the Bulls’ West Coast road trip. Nonetheless he stayed there merely for 2 days as he was recalled by the Bulls.
A report in the Sporting News by Sean Deveney claims that the Minnesota Timberwolves may be looking to trade Ricky Rubio. A Bleacher Report while talking about his future in the team says, “The 25-year-old point guard has become expendable after the team selected Kris Dunn with the No. 5 pick of the 2016 NBA draft. Per Deveney—and other reports, like K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune—the Wolves were looking to deal Rubio once it became clear Dunn was available. Talks have since died down, but they’re expected to catch fire once again”.
In the meantime Chicago Bulls are also trying to trade Mike Dunleavy. Bleacher Report says, “At 35, Dunleavy has become limited to spot-up shooting in recent years. Last season, he started 30 games for the Bulls after returning to the lineup in early February and averaged 7.2 points on 41 percent shooting from the field and 39.4 percent from deep…making a move for Rubio would provide a major lift for a Bulls team that’s looking to develop young talent while still winning”.