One hot NBA trade rumor last week had the Timberwolves shipping guard Ricky Rubio off to Chicago for Jimmy Butler.
As it turned out, Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Cheap Jerseys Online China exchanged first-round draft picks in exchange for the Bulls’ All-Star forward.
But Rubio is still apparently on the market. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports sources say the T-Wolves “remain intent on trading Ricky Rubio as it searches for more shooting.”
For a player coming off career highs in scoring (11.1 points per game) and assists (9.1 apg), Rubio can’t seem to shake the trade rumors. Another recent rumor had him headed to the Knicks, for Derrick Rose. Although Rubio is one of the game’s best passers and a competent defender, he’s struggled with his shot at times.
If you were a team that wanted the upside of a prep position player in the first round, this was a pretty good draft, too. The Angels had to be thrilled to get Jordon Adell at No. 10 (rumors were the Brewers had their eye on him at No. 9), and Angels fans will love this guy, as a person and a player. The Royals got former Little League World Series hero Nick Pratto out of a California high school at No. 14, the Giants snagged Heliot Ramos from Puerto Rico at No. 19, the Rangers picked up outfielder Bubba Thompson at No. 26 and shortstop Chris Seise at No. 29 — seriously, does any team love high-upside prepsters Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping more than Texas?
Speaking of prep stars, the Pirates (RHP Shane Baz) and Marlins (LHP Trevor Rogers) are pretty pleased with their high-upside choices available when they picked, at 12 and 13, respectively. The Blue Jays had two picks, and they picked a smooth college middle infielder with a good bat at No. 22 (UNC’s Logan Warmouth) and a juco right-hander who hits triple-digits with his fastball at No. 28 (Nate Pearson). That worked out well. The White Sox went the college route, too, grabbing a masher from Missouri State (no, not Ryan Howard) at No. 11, Jake Burger.