Could Ricky Rubio be a member of the Dallas Mavericks this year?
According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the Mavericks would definitely be interested in the Spaniard as Bucher sat down for the “Buy or Sell” trade rumors segment (watch here) on BleacherReport.com
In the segment, Bucher is given a certain name in recent trade rumors and asked if he would “buy” the fact that they will be traded this year. When Ricky Rubio was the name at hand, he quickly bought the idea of Minnesota shipping out their starting point guard.
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“I’ve been told that Minnesota is already thinking about having Andre Miller as their closing point guard…the trust in Rubio and his ability to score with the game on the line has them thinking that Miller is going to be their closing point guard” -Bucher states in regards to Minnesota’s motive.
Nov 30, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert (1) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Mavericks 112-106. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
In teams that would be interested he first mentions the Sacramento Kings, but then quickly jumps to Dallas and the relationship that Rubio’s agent, Dan Fegan, has with the Mavericks organization.
“They [Mavericks] are still in the market for a long-term point guard”
Bucher wraps up the segment quickly, leaving Mavericks fans thinking of all the possibilities. Could this actually happen?
I think for now (in part to recent signings we can’t trade yet) we are set for the time being, BUT I think the Mavericks will be one of the most active teams on the trade market come this December through February. With a team in win-now mode, a ton of expiring contracts, and a past of not landing big free agents, I think Cuban will be aggressive in bringing in a difference maker.
For what it’s worth, and I don’t know how it would work, but Bucher also bought the idea that the Knicks would trade Carmelo Anthony this year…