The NBA trade deadline may have gone and passed, but talks on potential big moves among the stars remain. The San Antonio Spurs, one of the most formidable teams in the basketball scene today, are said to still be heavily pursuing a Ricky Rubio trade soon. While fans marvel at the skills of Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green, the front office execs are busy working to make sure that the team gets a fighting chance to unseat the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference this NBA season.
The Golden State Warriors have built themselves into an arguably unbeatable basketball team with their success in the Kevin Durant free agency signing. Without KD beside Russell Westbrook, they automatically crippled their Western Conference opponents. However, the San Antonio Spurs seem to be determined not to let the Golden State Warriors head to the NBA finals that easily. Will a Ricky Rubio trade help Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green achieve this goal?
Rumors are rife that the Minnesota Timberwolves have been aggressively shopping for a Ricky Rubio trade since last NBA season. With the Kris Dunn contract signed in the Zach LaVine team, the Spanish star appears to have been replaced. Some fans believe that this move indicated the end of the Ricky Rubio era in the Andrew Wiggins team.
"Mentally, it's tough, but there are things you can't control," commented the star on the Ricky Rubio trade rumors surrounding him. He added, "We're playing basketball. There are people who decide where you're going to play. You can't control that. You come here and work hard every day and that's it."
For the San Antonio Spurs, speculations point to the need for a Tony Parker replacement soon. With Tom Duncan gone and Manu Ginobili expected to retire soon, the LaMarcus Aldridge team is set to usher in a new era. It remains to be seen if a Ricky Rubio trade would be part of this change.
At the moment, the parties concerned have not commented on this NBA trade rumor. For the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team reassured that no Ricky Rubio trade would happen anytime soon. In the words of their own head coach, Tom Thibodeau, the team is right on track for their plans in the future.
"I love our team, I love the way we're working, I think we're improving. At the end of the season, there will be the draft and free agency. We're positioned well going forward. I like where we are." said the Minnesota Timberwolves head coach of the group.