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NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin Wants Ricky Rubio Trade For Brooklyn Nets; Joe Harris, Trevor Booker Target Timberwolves Stars

( [email protected] ) Feb 28, 2017 09:04 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets are attempting to turn their season around as Jeremy Lin returns to the hardwood court. However, even the Linsanity could not singlehandedly save the Brook Lopez team. This void in the Trevor Booker roster is said to have an answer soon courtesy of a Ricky Rubio trade.
Feb 10, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) and guard Zach LaVine (8) talk during the a free throw during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 117-112. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets are attempting to turn their season around as Jeremy Lin returns to the hardwood court. However, even the Linsanity could not singlehandedly save the Brook Lopez team. This void in the Trevor Booker roster is said to have an answer soon courtesy of a Ricky Rubio trade.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Spanish basketball star have yet to settle their future together. Thus far, the Ricky Rubio trade talks have been increasing in intensity and frequency with the former All-Star seemingly resigning himself to a big move soon. Add to these concerns in the Kris Dunn contract that had everyone in the league saying that the younger player is the replacement of the veteran. Will a move to the Jeremy Lin team be the best for Ricky Rubio?

Rumors are rife that the Linsanity era could easily be back on track once the Brooklyn Nets figure out the kind of player who could complement the style of their leader. With the former New York Knicks star all pumped and ready to showcase his wares following months of injuries, the Brook Lopez team is also looking into ways to help him lead the team better. Among the rumored possibilities to help usher in the Linsanity period in Brooklyn is a Ricky Rubio trade.

The 27-year-old Minnesota star has been one of the most underrated players in the NBA. His scoring woes seem to be clouding the judgment of fans and critics alike. However, some experts see the potential of Ricky Rubio - the kind that could be likened to Steve Nash. Jay Croucher of The Roar shared that the "genius" of Ricky Rubio appears best in assisting his teammates.

He shared, "[T]he genius of Rubio is in the moments that don't show up on YouTube - the simple, early gives in transition that provide Andrew Wiggins momentum to attack the rim, the precise entry passes to Gorgui Dieng in the post, the deliveries to an open Karl-Anthony Towns in the corner at an optimal height, at the optimal time."

Could this be the potential talent a Ricky Rubio trade brings to the Brooklyn Nets? Will the Minnesota Timberwolves star be the perfect addition to help Jeremy Lin carry the team to greatness?

Tags : NBA rumors, Brooklyn Nets, Jeremy Lin, Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves