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Timberwolves deal Rubio on draft night without draft picks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For their first time in their 33-year history, the Minnesota Timberwolves were non-participants in the NBA draft.

After forgoing both of their selections to Golden State, in completion of the trade that landed D'Angelo Russell and sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors in 2020, the Timberwolves did not reacquire any picks on Thursday night.

They weren't completely inactive, though, reaching an agreement with Cleveland to send point guard Ricky Rubio for power forward Taurean Prince, cash and a 2022 second-round draft pick (via Washington), according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to the The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NBA has yet to approve the trade.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns24.8
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.6
Assists: Ricky Rubio6.4
FG%: Naz Reid52.3%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.44
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.14
Defense (Rank)
Points: 117.7 (29)
Rebounds: 45.8 (22)
Assists: 26.8 (29)
FG%: 48.2% (28)
FT%: 78.6% (23)
3P%: 39.2% (30)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.1 (18)
Rebounds: 43.5 (20)
Assists: 25.6 (11)
FG%: 44.8% (26)
FT%: 76.1% (22)
3P%: 34.9% (25)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Utah 52 20 .722 --
x-Denver 47 25 .653 5.0
x-Portland 42 30 .583 10.0
Minnesota 23 49 .319 29.0
Oklahoma City 22 50 .306 30.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
No Recent Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/3/2021 Malik Beasley Hamstring
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