Draft night in the NBA brought, as usual, strong emotions for the chosen ones and a string of transfers that once again affected the best Spanish player of the moment, Ricky Rubio, although this time for the better. The base, who had been sent to Oklahoma City Thunder, reluctantly, 72 hours earlier from Phoenix Suns, he returns to the franchise that saw him born across the pond, Minnesota Timberwolves, which is done with their rights in exchange for elections 25 and 28 of the Draft.
Ricky did not want to play for the Thunder and after a new exchange he went to what was his home, a place he knows and where, despite competition from D’Angelo RussellYou can count on minutes and do what you do best, which is nothing more than leading a team full of talent. Rubio has a great relationship with coach Ryan Saunders, son of the ill-fated Flip Saunders, and who has been the key to closing the deal by the Wolves.
The Minnesota franchise not only stood out for winning Rubio, but also had the privilege of having the first draft pick. Anthony EdwardsA forecast favorite, he was chosen as the leader of a generation of talent, in which the fantastic Georgia Bulldogs wingman stood out for his physique and scoring ability. He will be in charge of share leadership with Russell, Towns and Ricky in a franchise that has risen whole in a few hours in order to aspire to the Playoffs.
Rubio returns home to the Timberwolves who drafted him with number 5 of the NBA Draft in 2011 and with whom he spent six seasons of hope and frustration, prior to his transfer to Utah Jazz. The changes of destination led El Masnou’s point guard to a journey in the Salt Lake City franchise and in the Suns, where after a new transfer to the Thunder a second stage was uncovered in Minnesota where the objective is clear: guide a young and talented team to their second playoffs in 16 years.