5 NBA Trades That Make Sense This Summer
MINNESOTA: Even before Minnesota drafted Kris Dunn with the 5th pick in the draft, Rubio’s names was thrown around in trade rumors as the Wolves continue to decide on if Zach LaVine is a future point guard or not.
Now, with Dunn in the picture, Rubio could be as expendable as ever.
Trading Rubio away would open the door for Dunn and LaVine to take the reigns at point guard. Bringing in Rudy Gay, would give the Wolves a versatile forward who could put the ball in the basket.
They could run Gay at the three beside Wiggins on the wing or at the four in a small ball lineup next to Towns. There is always the possibility of bringing him off the bench in a 6th man type role also.
SACRAMENTO: Is there a player more on the trade block at the moment than Rudy Gay? After his offseason comments, it is clear that Gay wants out of Sacramento and Minnesota could give the Kings something they covet.
The Kings have a glaring hole at point guard after watching Rajon Rondo walk in free agency. With just Darren Collison under contract, Rubio would step in right away as the starting point guard.
Although similar to Rondo, Rubio would be an immediate upgrade as the Spaniard is an excellent passer and playmaker, but lacks the outside shot similar to Rondo.
With the salaries being almost identical, this trade could be a simple one-for-one.
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