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Ricky Rubio packs his bags, arrives at the Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul

The NBA once again has a new destination for Ricky Rubio. The Spanish base, world champion and MVP of the tournament with the Spanish team, will leave the discipline of the Phoenix Suns and will continue his career in the United States with the Oklahoma City Thunder. As reported by journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder and the Suns have reached an agreement for the exchange of bases between Rubio and Chris Paul, which will go on to direct the Arizona franchise.

The trade has more names, and Ricky will go to the Thunder alongside Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a first round of draft. In return, a veteran superstar like Chris Paul and forward Abdel Nader. This is Rubio’s second transfer, which changes franchise for the third consecutive year, after his chances with the Timberwolves, Jazz and the Suns themselves.

Ricky does not find continuity in the NBA, after what has probably been his best season in the North American championship. Seated in the Phoenix Suns quintet, Ricky marched up to the 13 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.8 assists on average in one of the revelations of the season. These averages, however, were not enough to ensure his continuity as a base in a franchise that bets on the figure of Chris Paul to accompany the great star of the team, Devin Booker.

The Spanish base He spoke through social networks as soon as he knows the transfer that he will send to Oklahoma. “What business…” Ironically, Ricky is leaving for a dismantled and rebuilding team instead of staying with the Suns, one of the most attractive emerging projects in the NBA.