Rubio spent last season with Phoenix and was dealt to the Thunder just when the trade season began.More news: California enacts night curfew with rise in COVID cases
Rubio averaged 13 points and 8.8 assists per game last season with the Phoenix Suns. He has had two stints with the Toronto Raptors (2011-12, 2014-16) as well.
Now, Rubio returns to Minnesota, place where he was drafted in 2009 and played the first six seasons of his career. The Minnesota franchise has only made the postseason one time since 2004.More news: Trump calls into virtual G20 summit, talks COVID-19 with world leaders
"Ricky is a needed piece when it comes to being a culture builder, a team-first player and the impact he has on and off the court", head coach Ryan Saunders said in a statement.
Rubio will be a needed veteran voice on one of the youngest rosters in the National Basketball Association, one that adds the 19-year-old Edwards. "I'm thrilled to welcome him back to Minneapolis". The 28th overall pick was used to select Jalen McDaniels. Rosas said the Wolves talked with more than 10 teams about trading out of the first slot, but they were convinced the value of Edwards was greater than any offers they were fielding.Rosas and his staff kept working the phones, though. Rubio played two seasons for Utah, making the playoffs both years, before being traded to Phoenix.More news: Thurston County reports 34 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday