By: Alex Berg
Earlier this week, the NBA Draft lottery revealed that the Minnesota Timberwolves would be selecting fifth in next month’s NBA draft. While many fans complained while pointing out the team has never “moved up” in the draft lottery, I couldn’t get too worked up. For the first time in over a decade the lottery/draft doesn’t feel like a make or break. The pieces are already in place for a strong foundation, anything added in this draft is just gravy. Plus, can’t we just be happy they didn’t move down? By percentages, the Wolves were more likely to land the sixth pick than any other.
Now that I got that out of the way, let’s take a look at what the Wolves might do with that fifth overall selection.
Trade the pick for an established player
This is the avenue I have been suggesting for a few months now, and until recently it seemed as if most fans were against it. My reasoning was the Wolves finally something to build on, but at some point the team would have to try to accelerate that instead of keep adding younger players. I think once Glen Taylor shocked the world by bringing in Tom Thibodeau to coach the team, others were warming up to this possibility. Both Taylor and Thibodeau are going to want to win and compete at a high level as soon as they can.
The only problem with this route might be the lack of a market for the pick. I know everyone tends to attach high draft picks to incredibly high trade value, but unfortunately that is not always true. Look back to last year’s draft. Reports across the league suggested teams outside the top-3 were trying actively to trade down or out of the first round, yet there were not any trades in the lottery. Oh, and last year’s draft class appeared to me much stronger than this 2016 class.
Thibodeau’s entrance was followed nearly immediately by speculation that the Wolves may look to acquire Jimmy Butler in a trade. On the surface, it sounds great, but it would be a steep price. Zach LaVine and possibly even Gorgui Dieng would have to be included with the fifth pick to even get Chicago’s attention. It would certainly solidify the team’s defense, but trading LaVine is not something I would like to do. He just turned 21, has an incredibly high ceiling and seems to fit in well with Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns -- the franchise’s cornerstone players. I wouldn’t move LaVine until seeing what Thibodeau can get out of him.
I’m not sure what other options there would be as for an established player. Maybe Derrick Favors from Utah? But with Utah being on the cusp of the postseason this year with a young roster, I wouldn’t expect Favors to be moved. Eric Bledsoe is also a little intriguing but he is also coming off a major injury and I’m not sure there would be enough minutes to go around if he entered a rotation that already included LaVine and Ricky Rubio.
I would certainly look to trade the pick if I were Taylor and Scott Layden, but I’m just not really sure what the market would look like. This is obviously all guesswork on my part.
Trade down in the first round
As far as finding a market for the fifth pick, I think this route will have more suitors. The price tag wouldn’t be nearly as high for another team, but if a team liked a player enough to move up a few spots, the Wolves still may be able to add an asset or two in addition to a lottery pick. One scenario I’ve thought about is a team in search of a point guard falling in love with Providence’s Kris Dunn. I’ll explain below why Dunn doesn’t do a whole lot for me, but he’s still the top choice at his position in the draft.
Sacramento and Milwaukee are the two teams that stand out to me as potential trade partners. Hypothetically speaking, the Wolves could be able to move just 3-5 spots while adding a player like Willie Cauley-Stein (probably unrealistic, but let me dream) or Miles Plumlee.
Coming out of the draft with one of the aforementioned players along with a top-10 pick (Denzel Valentine, Henry Ellenson and Jakob Poeltl would all be possibilities) would not be a bad night for the Wolves.
While I would be pretty shocked if this were to happen, I guess I’ll include it just for fun. The price to move up into the top-2 would probably be higher than the Wolves would want to pay and moving Shabazz Muhammad to just move up a spot or two might not even make much sense. This scenario would have to require the Wolves falling in love with a prospect.
Keep the pick
The order of the first two picks is anyone’s guess at this point. LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram will likely be off the board after the second pick, but after that the draft seems wide open. Dunn, Jaylen Brown, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Dragan Bender are some of the most likely players to follow. Here is a quick rundown on them:
Kris Dunn, PG, Providence
I really liked Kris Dunn at Providence. I think he could become a pretty good point guard in the NBA too. The problem with him and the Wolves is that selecting a backup point guard when there are other needs does not make much sense. Adding a shooter makes more sense here, and I don’t see the team giving up on Tyus Jones quite yet.
The anti-Rubio crowd entertains me when it comes to Dunn. Frustrations about Rubio’s shooting has led some to wanting to move on from Rubio and draft Dunn to fill his spot. First of all, the Wolves are aiming to be a playoff team in the Western conference next season. Good luck doing that with a rookie point guard playing 30-35 minutes a night. Also, take a look beyond the points per game in Dunn’s statline. His 37.2 percent shooting from behind the college 3-point line was serviceable, not worth getting overly excited about. He’s a career sub-70 percent shooter from the free-throw line and he’s only three years younger than Rubio.
If the Wolves plan to add shooters in free agency and see Dunn as a backup to Rubio, I would be all for it. I just think a shooter in the draft is the most likely route here.
Jaylen Brown, SF, California
He’s a freak athlete, but not the best shooter. He’s a little too raw of a prospect for me to consider here. The Wolves have all the high-flying dunkers they need. Experience and shooting carries more value.
Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma
This is probably my choice for the Wolves. Hield averaged 25.0 points per game last season at Oklahoma and would instantly step in and add a well-needed scoring punch to the Wolves bench. He shot 45.7 percent and showed the ability to step out beyond the NBA 3-point line. With the Wolves current roster, he fits the biggest need and would likely be the best player available at the fifth pick if he is on the board.
It seems like everyone’s concern with Hield is his age. He will turn 23 in December, so he would basically be a senior citizen in comparison to Towns, Wiggins and LaVine. The fact that this is an issue for some people is laughable to me. He’s still young, he’s not in a nursing home. Plus, take a look around the NBA. Look at the good guards and how long they played in college. Damian Lillard, four years at Weber State. Klay Thompson, three years at Washington State. Stephen Curry, three years at Davidson. Isaiah Thomas, three years at Washington. CJ McCollum, four years at Lehigh. Experience isn’t bad.
Jamal Murray, PG/SG, Kentucky
Murray is right behind Hield among my top choices. He averaged 20.0 points per game and shot over 40 percent from long distance at Kentucky. Hield’s experience gives the very slight edge for me, but I would be fine going either way.
Dragan Bender, PF, Israel
His name is Dragan Bender. Are you sold already? If not, look no further than his 7-1 frame combined with his versatile skillset to be intrigued. No, he’s not Kristaps Porzingis and whether he is ready for the NBA remains to be seen. But his ability to stretch the floor, distributing abilities as a passer, and defensive potential makes him project as a good fit in the modern NBA.
We all know how much can change in a month, so the team could end up going in a completely different direction. Having options is good.
As we get closer to the NBA draft, I may take a stab at a mock draft. After the draft, we can look ahead to free agency and what/who the Wolves will be looking to add.
By: Dan Slaubaugh
It's safe to say that new Minnesota Timberwolves front office members Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden have their work cut out for them in the upcoming months, which will play a big part in what the Wolves roster looks like heading into training camp.
Here's what Minnesota's summer schedule looks like:
May 17: NBA Draft Lottery (ESPN, 8PM EST)
June 23: NBA Draft (ESPN, 7PM EST)
July 1: Teams can start negotiating with players, but can't officially sign until July 8
July 2: NBA Summer League Begins
July 18: NBA Summer League ends
Yeah. It's about to get craaazyy.
Now, let's analyze what each event means to the Timberwolves.
NBA Draft Lottery
The Timberwolves are in unique position regarding this year's Draft Lottery. They have a 29.2% chance of landing a top 3 pick, and an 8.8% chance of landing the #1 overall pick. While a 29.1% chance at landing a top 3 pick isn't great odds, it is definitely a possible and realistic chance the Wolves could move up. Go ahead. Find a 6-numbered dice. Pick two numbers, and roll it. That's neighboring the same odds the Wolves have at landing a top 3 pick.
If the Wolves do in fact land one of the first three selections, the likeliness of them trading it decreases significantly. If a top two pick falls into Minnesota's lap, it is all but certain Thibodeau will use it to select Ben Simmons (PF, LSU) or Brandon Ingram (SF, Duke), who are the consensus top choices in this draft class.
Here are the draft odds the Wolves have of landing each of the picks 1-8. (It is not possible for them to drop out of the top eight due of their bottom five finish.)
1st pick: 8.8%
2nd pick: 9.7%
3rd pick : 10.7%
4th pick: 0%
5th pick: 26.1%
6th pick: 36.0%
7th pick: 8.4%
8th pick: 0.4%
When this day arrives, we'll likely know if Thibodeau will utilize the (for sure) top eight pick to actually draft a player, as rumors have already begun swirling suggesting the Wolves could trade their first round selection.
I could go through players that the Wolves should look at drafting, but we don't even know where the Wolves will be positioned yet, so it's pretty much a waste of time. No need to worry though. I'm 100% positive there will be a significant amount of coverage about the topic among the many Timberwolves media outlets (along with ours) leading up to draft day.
Free Agency Period
The biggest needs for the Wolves currently are frontcourt depth and a reliable perimeter shooter. There is a good chance Thibodeau will shore up one of those needs through the draft or by trading their pick for an established player. With that, it is probable that they will use free agency to shore up the roster need they didn't fill beforehand.
Personally, I believe the Wolves should stay away from offering anyone more than a three-year contract (Kevin Durant aside). My reason is very similar to what was written at TimberRebuilder, who gave their input on this exact subject.
"Thibodeau has said the Wolves will acquire players that align with the trajectory of the current roster. So this leads me to believe that whatever player that is signed/ traded for either is young enough to grow with the Wolves or old enough to contribute for two seasons max and fall off the books before the slew of contract extensions begin. This is precisely why I don’t believe Al Horford is the guy for the job."
Thibodeau's long-term goal should be to maximize the roster talent and potential of this team once LaVine, Wiggins and Towns hit their prime. Keep that in mind once the free agency period begins.
For more information on potential free agent candidates, check out Lucas Seehafer's (Canis Hoopus) newest mailbag.
NBA Summer League
If the Wolves use their pick to select a player in the top 10, the summer league games will be fun and entertaining to watch for us fans as we get to see our new young star in his first professional action.
However, if Minnesota doesn't add a member of the 2016 draft class in the top eight, there might not be much to cover at this year's summer league as the Timberwolves don't own a second round pick. That is, if Thibodeau doesn't send Tyus Jones or Adreian Payne to Las Vegas, which is a distinct possibility.
On Payne: I can't see Thibodeau being very patient with him. With that said, he will probably be in favor of entertaining any and all trade offers for Payne. If a trade isn't possible, Thibs may want to send him to Vegas -- unless he and Layden think he's so bad that by playing him it will only hurt his trade value.
The next couple of months will be a flurry for the Timberwolves organization and their fans. With the NBA Draft, Free Agency period and Summer League play all on the agenda, fans will be well entertained as they gear up for another exciting season of Timberwolves basketball. It's a season that could ultimately bring Minnesota out of its 12-year playoff drought. First order of business, though, is assembling the roster that can accomplish the feat.
By: Dan Slaubaugh
The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced through Twitter that there will be a press conference at Target Center tomorrow regarding a 'Major NBA Announcement'.
Hmmm... I wonder what it could be.
Yep. Karl-Anthony Towns will be officially named the 2015/16 NBA Rookie of the Year, a reward that was a foregone conclusion 3 quarters into the season.
The number 1 overall pick from Kentucky posted the best rookie season by a big man since Tim Duncan. He averaged 18.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks and helped the Timberwolves win 13 more games than they did the previous season. Towns played all 82 games and was named Western Conference rookie of the month in all six months the award was handed out.
Towns is the second straight Timberwolves player to win the Rookie of the Year award, after Andrew Wiggins achieved that feat in convincing fashion just a year ago.
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By: Drew Mahowald
Before the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Ricky Rubio was nothing more than a basketball player that people all around the globe, especially in the United States, had merely heard of.
His performance in Beijing changed that.
Rubio dazzled fans all over the world with his unique flair, fancy passing and boyish but intense enthusiasm for the game. He helped lead Spain to the Gold Medal game against the heavily-favored United States -- a game that nearly became one of the greatest upsets of all-time.
Between slicing through the likes of Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard for a layup or stealing a LeBron James pass and leading a fast break and capping it with a magical no-look assist, Rubio made his presence known on the grandest stage there is.
Despite playing through most of the game with a hand injury that disallowed Rubio to shoot the ball, he nearly led Spain to victory, falling just short of Team USA by a score of 118-107.
“It’s tough to think about what could have happened if I had not hurt my hand,” Rubio said on The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski. “I couldn’t shoot.”
Rubio instantly went from a wild card European prospect to one of the most coveted guards by NBA scouts not just in Europe, but in the world.
The performance didn’t shock his fans in Europe -- Rubio had been leaving them wide-eyed for a few years at that point. But to the rest of the world, his display at the 2008 Olympic Games ultimately gave birth to a future NBA star hungry for success at the highest level.
“I was just going out there to play like I was playing for my high school. It’s just amazing how everything worked out and I’m pretty proud.”
The word prodigy is defined as “a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities”.
If this doesn’t define Rubio’s teenage years, nothing else does.
Rubio grew up with a simple life in El Masnou, Spain, a small village outside Barcelona. His family didn’t have a lot, but that never bothered him.
“I was lucky to grow up in that kind of neighborhood and really have my family all around,” Rubio said. “I’m simple, I don’t need much. I’m happy with what I have. I don’t need a lot of things -- just my friends and my family.”
Rubio began playing basketball when he was four years old by passing a basketball in the stands while his older brother Marc played games. Throughout his young life, Rubio developed a competitiveness with his brother that contributed to his love for basketball and the success he’s experienced.
“I can’t say I’m the reason he’s playing basketball,” Marc Rubio said in this Spanish documentary. “I told him if he didn’t like football (soccer), he should play basketball. And that was what he really excelled at.”
With the help of a nudge from his older brother in the direction of basketball, Rubio’s natural talent was discovered. He joined the Badalona basketball club, which had a reputation for developing young talent, at the age of 12.
In just two short years, Rubio impressed the Badalona coaching staff enough to let him play professionally on their first team. He became the youngest player to ever play in the Spanish ACB on October 15, 2005 at the age of 14.
“My mom ran to me after my first [Spanish ACB League] match and asked if I was hurt,” Rubio said. “I played with much bigger and stronger players than me and she was very scared of me being hurt.”
As Rubio’s skills and fame expanded, the free time he had available decreased. The young phenom wasn’t able to live a traditional teenage life.
“It was difficult,” Rubio said. “There were times when I would ask my mom if it was all worth it because all my friends would go on a road trip or whatever and I couldn’t go. But at the same time, I was doing what I wanted to do so it was fun. I missed a lot, but I wouldn’t change it.”
Rubio’s reputation began to build as one of the best young players in Europe. Not only did he start playing professionally at age 14 -- an age when most kids are still undergoing puberty or watching SpongeBob (or both) -- but two years later, he led Spain’s junior national team to a FIBA European Basketball Championship at 16 years old by leading the entire tournament in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
He capped his MVP-winning performance by recording 51 (!) points, 24 (!) rebounds, 12 assists and seven steals in Spain’s 110-106 double overtime victory over Russia.
Numbers like that don’t happen for non-prodigies. At this point, it was pretty clear -- Rubio was the perfect embodiment of what a prodigy is, and his future in the game of basketball was extremely bright.
“I was just going out there to play like I was playing for my high school,” Rubio said. “It’s just amazing how everything worked out and I’m pretty proud.”
From Spanish Sensation to Coveted NBA Prospect
“One of the most promising guards to ever emerge from Europe."
As Rubio’s career in the Spanish ACB league took off, so did his stardom in Europe. YouTube highlight videos began to hype up the phenom as a potential NBA Draft pick. During his teen years, Rubio was thriving in arguably the second-best professional basketball league in the world.
“If I knew everything then that I know now, I would have been too scared to play,” Rubio said. “I was 15 years old so I didn’t have any fear.”
Before long, the accolades began mounting quickly for Rubio. He claimed the FIBA European Young Player of the Year award three times (2007, 2008, 2009) and also won the Spanish ACB Rising Star Award in 2007. In 2008, he was named the Spanish ACB Best Point Guard and a member of the Spanish ACB All-League Team. On top of all that, SuperBasket Magazine honored Rubio as Mr. Europa in 2008, an award given to the best European player.
Then, of course, came his display at the 2008 Olympic Games. Not only did it add validity to his long list of accomplishments, but it also resulted in a dramatic increase in his NBA Draft stock.
Suddenly, Rubio was one of the most coveted prospects in the world. When NBA scouts and executives watched the Spanish virtuoso stick it to some of the greatest players in the world during that gold medal game, there wasn’t much doubt he could succeed at the next level.
ESPN’s lead NBA Draft analyst, Chad Ford, had the Spanish Unicorn ranked as high as No. 2 on his big board at one point.
“He is one of the most promising guards to ever emerge from Europe,” Ford wrote back in 2008.
“He’s special,” one NBA GM told Ford. “There aren't many kids you'll find at his age with such a terrific feel for the game. He just knows how to play. When he gets out there with players 10 years older than him, he just looks like he belongs.”
The combination of polished on-court skills and experience Rubio possessed at the mere age of 18 made him a player heavily coveted around the league. Leading up to the 2009 NBA Draft, there was no doubt about it anymore -- Rubio would soon get the chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of taking his game to the highest level.
Staying Loyal to Minnesota
“I really love Minnesota and I’m invested in this project 100%. I really want to see this team in the playoffs.”
Former Minnesota Timberwolves front office executive David Kahn’s reputation has taken a tumble over the past few years, and most of it is deserved.
But his selection of Rubio with the fifth pick in the 2009 NBA Draft should absolutely not count against his legacy.
When Rubio decided to leave Spain and join the Timberwolves to begin the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season, the Wolves were desperately in need of some kind of spark after collecting just 32 wins combined in the previous two seasons.
Indeed, Rubio provided that spark. The Wolves shocked the NBA by putting themselves right in the thick of the playoff race after winning 21 of its first 41 games. Unfortunately, the spark-provider suffered a torn ACL in the team’s 42nd game, ending his season and ultimately the team’s playoff chances as Minnesota went 5-20 in its final 25 games after the injury.
“It was perfect until I got hurt,” Rubio said of his rookie season. “For me, it was a great season as a rookie and I still believe we could’ve made the playoffs [had the injury not happened].”
Over the next couple years, the young point guard led the Wolves to a season increase in wins two consecutive years. Following the 26-win season in 2011-12 (albeit a shortened season), Rubio led Minnesota to 31 wins in 2012-13 despite playing in just 57 games due to another injury. The next season, finally avoiding injury, Rubio was able to lead the Timberwolves to 40 wins and nearly a playoff berth despite playing with a subpar supporting cast (aside from Kevin Love). Alas, Minnesota finished just two spots out of the eighth seed.
As the summer of 2014 came and went, it was becoming time for Rubio to decide whether he wanted to leave Minnesota -- as Love did -- or stay with the never-ending rebuild project that was the Wolves long-term.
When Rubio came over to the United States in 2011, he was used to nothing but success and championships in the Spanish ACB. Through his first three seasons in the NBA, his team had earned a combined record of 97-133 and zero playoff appearances.
Yet, even as his superstar counterpart left town, Rubio wanted to stay put.
“That’s just my mentality I guess. I came over here and I was really excited that they believed in me and trusted me in the draft,” Rubio said. “I really felt a connection since day one with the fans and with everybody in Minnesota."
Rubio made it clear throughout the entire negotiation process that he wanted to be a Timberwolf the entire time.
“I was talking with my agents and I told them I really wanted to stay here,” Rubio said to the Associated Press back in 2014 after his contract extension was announced. “I told them to make something work. At the end of the day, it did happen and I’m very happy about it.”
Rubio’s future in Minnesota was again in doubt during the 2015-16 NBA season when his name began popping up during the trade deadline. Rumors surfaced of Timberwolves acting general manager Milt Newton parading Rubio on the trade block, entertaining offers from Milwaukee and New York, among others. Rubio, though understanding that it’s a business, was upset about the rumors.
“It really hurt having my name out there as a possible trade candidate,” Rubio said.
After all, Rubio has made it clear that he is committed to the Timberwolves time and time again. Fortunately for Rubio and for the Wolves, he was not dealt in a trade.
“I really love Minnesota and I’m invested in this project 100%,” Rubio said. “I really want to see this team in the playoffs.”
The saying “what goes around, comes around” is incredibly cheesy and used way too often. Nonetheless, it applies to Rubio. His unparallelled loyalty to Minnesota is bound to eventually bring him some good fortune.
And it appears as if that good fortune is coming sooner rather than later.
The Perfect Fit for a New Era
“I really feel like I can give something unique to the team (such as) leadership, things you can’t see in the paper.”
When the late Flip Saunders took over as president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2013, he began laying the foundation for his master rebuilding plan with eyes set on not just getting this team in the playoffs, but contending for championships.
The foundation for that plan was laid perfectly. Before his tragic death that preceded the beginning of the 2015-16 season, Saunders was able to add young studs such as Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns, among others, to the roster with Rubio.
For the Timberwolves, the 29-win 2015-16 season showed flashes of brilliance as this young core continued to grow behind Rubio’s quarterbacking at the point guard position. In a road win against the Western Conference finalist Oklahoma City Thunder, Rubio knocked down the game-winning trey as time expired, exhibiting that he is capable of making the big shot in crunch time.
Additionally, in another road win against the Golden State Warriors, a team that finished the regular season with an all-time best 73-9 record, Rubio managed to keep back-to-back NBA MVP Stephen Curry to a pitiful 7-for-25 from the field and 4-for-14 from beyond the arc.
But aside from the late-game heroics or the lockdown defense against the top scorer in the NBA, Rubio is the perfect point guard to lead this roster to postseason success for one main reason.
Think about it. Saunders built an unbelievably talented roster full of efficient wing players in LaVine, Wiggins and Muhammad and an all-around superhuman big man in Towns. There are no better options than Rubio, a pass-first point guard with alien-like court vision and feel for the game, to conduct an offense with all that talent.
On the defensive side of the ball, Rubio’s ability to lock down opposing point guards in an era when point guards are often running show is extremely valuable. It only makes things easier on the rest of the 28th-ranked defense in the NBA, which is the area where this team will need to improve to become a playoff team.
Rubio isn’t just a fit with the roster, though. He has all the qualities that newly-hired head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau looks for in a point guard, especially on the defensive end of the floor. The defensive scheme Thibodeau employed during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls attempted to force opponents to one side of the floor -- something Rubio does individually at a very high level all while defending the most important position on the floor.
With all of that said, what tops the list of reasons why Rubio is a perfect fit for this team is the leadership he has begun to display. Despite the fact that he is only 25 years old, Rubio has 11 valuable years of competitive professional experience. He also has achieved postseason success before -- albeit in the lesser Spanish ACB league -- which is still a lot more than the rest of the Timberwolves’ young core can say.
These factors have contributed to Rubio gradually seizing that leadership role. It’s something that will never get enough recognition, but it could be what puts Minnesota over the proverbial hump in 2016-17.
“I really feel like I can give something unique to the team (such as) leadership and things you can’t see in the paper,” Rubio said. “I want to keep it that way and I want to be in the playoffs.”
Chasing What’s Missing
“At the end of the day, it’s all about winning.”
The Spanish Unicorn didn’t take the traditional route to the NBA -- not a lot of players start competing professionally at 14 years old. And despite the success and fame he’s enjoyed since first joining the Spanish ACB, it seems like there could be something missing.
Back in 2008, when Rubio was a member of the Spanish Olympic team, he fell just short of snatching the Gold. Despite a strong performance that may have ultimately sprung him to the NBA, he fell just short of basketball immortality.
But for Rubio, eight years (and counting) later, basketball immortality is still possible. And he is still using the same tactics he learned from his Olympic experience in 2008 to strive toward that goal in the NBA with Minnesota.
“It taught all of us to sacrifice a lot to win,” Rubio said of his experience at the 2008 Olympics. “That’s what the winner mentality does. At the end of the day, it’s all about winning.”
All quotes used in this article are from Ricky Rubio appearance on The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski, unless otherwise noted.
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