An NBA executive who spoke with Chris Mannix of SI.com raised a hypothetical scenario in which the Timberwolves would trade Ricky Rubio during the offseason and then sign Rajon Rondo, who’s on a one-year contract with the Kings, and who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. Kevin Garnett reportedly has a strong relationship with Rondo, his former Celtics teammate, and Garnett has a ton of pull with the Wolves organization, Mannix pointed out in his article.
Here’s today’s topic: Would trading Ricky Rubio and signing Rajon Rondo improve the Timberwolves?
While this chain of events was merely posited by a league source, it isn’t outside the realm of possibility, seeing as Rubio has been a disappointment thus far during his time in Minnesota, and it would likely take a significant turn of events for Rondo to remain in Sacramento given the team’s unstable locker room and coaching situation. But I don’t think Rondo joining a young team like Minnesota would be a wise move, seeing how the veteran has a reputation of being difficult to coach, as well as not having the patience to deal with on-court mistakes very well. Teams need to be extremely careful when developing younger players, and adding Rondo would be a major risk for Minnesota in my opinion.
But what do you think? Would this be a wise move for Minnesota, or do you agree with me that the risks far outweigh the potential rewards? Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions on the subject. We look forward to what you have to say.