2016 NBA Trade Deadline Grades For All 30 Teams

Nov 30, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) drives to the basket under pressure from Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) drives to the basket under pressure from Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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February 3, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) moves the ball up court against Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Minnesota Timberwolves

Why the Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing Ricky Rubio trades is beyond me. He’s only 25 years old, the team is significantly better with him on the floor, he’s signed on through the 2018-19 season to a manageable salary and for the millionth time, Zach LaVine IS NOT A POINT GUARD.

But that didn’t stop the Wolves from talking about Khris Middleton with the Bucks, which Milwaukee predictably shot down.

Add that to their inability to move Kevin Martin somewhere and it was something of a disappointing trade deadline for the Wolves. This is was one team that didn’t need to make a move though, so the only points we can take off here is for giving into the league-wide conviction that Rubio’s lack of a jumper overshadows his superb passing and excellent defense.

Grade: B

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