They say NBA is one of the most professional and cutthroat Basketball leagues in the world. When you garner an ambition of being the best, sometimes you have to do everything that you can. The front office of New York Knicks would certainly connect to the above-mentioned statement as they are currently under heat by upper management of the team who seems to be a bit discontent with its point guard rotation.
According to Yibada, The New York Knicks is currently pushing their front office in search of a much-needed upgrade for their trading block since they are not really happy with their point guard rotation. It is being said that Ricky Rubio, who is currently the playmaker for Minnesota Timberwolves, is being hailed as New York Knicks’ top choice.
This is not the first time a rumor like this has surfaced. However, with each passing day, it only tends to gain more momentum. A report from Boston Globe written by Gary Washburn mentioned that Ricky Rubio’s current club Minnesota Timberwolves are not really happy with his performance as the standing point guard and following that, they are looking to replace him. The report also mentioned that it should not come as a surprise if Tyrus Jones replaces Rubio in near future.
However, it comes as good news for Ricky Rubio who is being hailed as an instant upgrade over Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant at the point guard spot by the Knicks. One report quoted that Phil Jackson is not satisfied with the team’s current point guards Calderon, Galloway and Grant and considers Rubio to be an interesting option for the team.
As of now, Ricky Rubio is under contract with the Timberwolves till 2019, so any negotiation right now will not make any sense. But if his performance continues to disappoint bosses at the Minnesota team then probably there could be a chance of replacement. Ricky Rubio with his Basketball I.Q and court vision could certainly make an incredible playmaker, since that is what Phil Jackson’s expectations are from his playmakers.
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