The Spanish base Ricky Rubio could have a new destination in the NBA in the ranks of Oklahoma City Thunder, a team in which he would come from the Phoenix Suns, who would send him there to take over the services of Chris Paul, according to ESPN.
“The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski,” the US network’s website said on Monday.
It must be remembered that Wojnarowski is one of the most reputable journalists when it comes to reporting on movements in the American league, in full swing at the moment due to the transfers of free agents, a situation that, on the other hand, does not affect El Masnou , who signed in 2019-2022 with the Arizona franchise.
ESPN noted that the deal would send Chris Paul, one of the NBA’s best point guards, and Abdel Nader to the Suns, as well as the Spaniard, for Kelly Oubre, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick. .
The Catalan game director came to the Phoenix Suns from the Utah Jazz and had signed a brilliant first year, especially when the team was in the Orlando ‘bubble’ and was one of its mainstays to achieve an 8-0 balance, which none of the other teams present did not succeed, although it did not qualify for the playoffs. In total, he averaged 13.1 points, 8.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds.
“… what a deal,” Rubio enigmatically tweeted, who if the agreement was confirmed would face his fourth experience in the US league at age 30, after initially landing to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves.