The Minnesota Timberwolves are "actively shopping" Ricky Rubio , according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Rubio, 26, was once seen as the future of the franchise at point guard, but new president and coach Tom Thibodeau drafted his successor, Kris Dunn , last June. Swingman Shabazz Muhammad could also reportedly be headed out the door in a potential Rubio deal. From The Vertical: The Timberwolves have attached Rubio to multiple offers with Shabazz Muhammad to several teams around the NBA, league sources said. Minnesota has been seeking something of a "bridge" guard in return, a player capable of starting in the short term, but who'll ultimately settle into a backup role and give way to
Only ten other coaches have accomplished what University of North Carolina’s Roy Williams did on Monday night. With the Tar Heels’ 85-68 win over Syracuse, Williams became the 11th coach in college basketball history to notch his 800th career win. “Two hundred is more impressive than 100, so when you get to 800 not a lot of guys have done that,” Williams told local media after the game. “So I’m human.
The elephant in the room for the Los Angeles Lakers this season is vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss’ self-imposed deadline to return the team to the second-round of the playoffs by the end of the season or step down. His sister, Lakers president Jeanie Buss, has previously said she will hold Buss to that deadline. Given the near certainty that the Lakers won’t make the playoffs (much less win a round), how the Buss siblings ultimately decide to move forward is one of the biggest issues facing the Lakers as they continue to rebuild towards championship contention. With this context in mind, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reporting that Jeanie Buss has been “soliciting opinions on the