Wolves trading Ricky Rubio to Cleveland

Just hours before the 2021 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves are moving a fan favorite.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the team is sending guard Ricky Rubio, who was brought back to Minnesota in a draft-day trade last year, to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Timberwolves — who don’t have a draft pick heading into Thursday night’s draft — are receiving a 2022 second-round pick, cash and forward Taurean Prince from the Cavaliers in exchange for Rubio, KSTP Sports has confirmed.

Rubio, 30, is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to make $17.8 million this season. Prince, 27, is also in the final year of his contract and will make $13 million.