Included in his (Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio’s) repertoire was a seldom-seen running floater used to counter approaching shot blockers.
“He definitely has to develop that shot,” Adelman said. “He has to learn how to get shots off when he gets into that area because when their big guys are there, he has to get over them. [San Antonio point guard] Tony Parker developed that shot and it makes him so difficult to guard.”
Rubio said he has studied Parker’s shot, and he is working on his own.
“Tony Parker has one of the best. There are a lot of players who use it, and I want to add it to my game.”
Report: Jimmy Butler Asks For A Trade
According to Shams Charania, Wolves forward Jimmy Butler has asked to be traded.
Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski. Butler has given Minnesota a list of one-to-three teams with whom he’s open to signing extension, in anticipation of trade.
Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski. Butler has given Minnesota a list of one-to-three teams with whom he's open to signing extension, in anticipation of trade.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2018
Source: Shams Charania, via Twitter
Sources: 76ers Promote Elton Brand to General Manager
Philadelphia has hired Elton Brand as general manager, league sources tell ESPN. Brand will be elevated from VP of Basketball Operations. He made strong impression on ownership and Brett Brown in process, beating out several inside and outside candidates.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: NBA Updates Salary Cap Projections for Future Seasons
Sources: The NBA has informed its teams of updated projected salary cap and tax level for 2019-20 ($109M, $132M) and 2020-21 ($118M, $143M).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 18, 2018
Sources: Shams Charania on Twitter