Earlier today, it was reported that the Wolves may deal Ricky Rubio with Sacramento lurking as a possible destination. Minnesota drafted Kris Dunn with the No. 5 overall pick and he looked the part of a starting caliber point guard during his time in Vegas this summer. With Tyus Jones also in the fold, the team could afford to swap out a point guard for a player at another position.
Adding Rudy Gay may be a possibility in a trade with the Kings. Sacramento lost Rajon Rondo in free agency and Darren Collison, the team’s current starting point guard, faces domestic violence charges and will likely be suspended for some portion of the 2016/17 season. Even if Collison avoids missing games, Rubio would serve as an upgrade in the starting lineup.
For Minnesota, bringing aboard Gay would give them a solid veteran whom could play a key role in transforming the team into a playoff contender. However, for a team that plans to give heavy minutes to Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins, outside shooting should be more of a priority. Gay has only made 34.4% of his career 3-point attempts and while that’s not horrible, his presence on the floor wouldn’t negate the lack of shooting by the team’s other wings.
That brings us to tonight’s question: Would netting Rudy Gay in a Ricky Rubio trade be considered a win for Minnesota or could they make a better deal? Let us know your opinions in the comments below. We look forward to what you have to say!