This Clippers-Timberwolves trade is centered on Ricky Rubio to L.A.

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Los Angeles Clippers Receive: Ricky Rubio

Minnesota Timberwolves Receive: Patrick Beverley, Terance Mann, Mfiondu Kabengele

Ricky Rubio going to the Los Angeles Clippers would give them that veteran option at the top of the offense. He is an elite passer and can handle the ball in the half court without having to leave a substantial burden on Paul George and Kawhi Leonard as creators.

This is something that Los Angeles is looking for to put Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in better positions to be successful. This would take pressure off of their stars immediately and enable them to focus more on scoring as opposed to initiation.

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Patrick Beverley will lead the return as he is a replacement for Ricky Rubio on a short-term contract. Minnesota can use a leader on and off the floor and that is what Beverley could be. Terrence Mann and Mfiondu Kabengele would be the other players sent away in the deal.

Let’s take a look and see how this NBA trade deadline scenario centered around Ricky Rubio would benefit both the Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves.