Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio Switches Agents

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has switched agents and will now be represented by Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press (via Twitter). Rubio was previously represented by longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan.

Rubio, 26, enjoyed arguably his best season ever during the 2016/17 campaign, posting career-highs in PPG (11.1), APG (9.1), and field goal percentage (40.2 percent) through 75 games. The Spaniard, however, has been the subject of trade rumors the past several seasons, so a change in representation could be a preemptive move in case Minnesota finally pulls the trigger on a trade.

The Knicks reportedly discussed a Derrick Rose-for-Rubio swap prior to this year’s trade deadline, but a deal never materialized. Rubio still has two years and over $29MM left on his deal and a head coach in Tom Thibodeau who has indicated that 2016 draft pick Kris Dunn is the team’s future point guard.

As Krawczynski notes, Rubio’s new agent Schwartz is one of the premier reps in the game with an extensive history working with several current and former Timberwolves, including Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Cole Aldrich. While there is no deal in place, Schwartz’s familiarity with the team and Rubio’s uncertain status will make him a key player to watch this offseason.

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8 thoughts on “Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio Switches Agents

  1. padam

    After the Knicks fail to sign either Teague or Holiday, they’ll trade for Rubio. Doubt Melo would go there, but a Melo for Rubio and the pick this year would help accelerate progress for both teams. Either way, I think Rubio is a Knick before next season.

  2. Grant

    Its very worrisome that Rubio’s new career highs in PPG and FG% are 11.1 and 40.2% which aren’t even good.

    • They would have been much higher than that if he didn’t have such a slow start to the season. If you look only at the second half of the season he blew up. If he can keep it rolling into this year, he will make a big statistical jump.

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