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Wolves GM: 'We're not talking about trading Ricky'

When the Minnesota Timberwolves signed Ricky Rubio to a four-year, $56 million contract extension before last season, it was a giant show of faith that the young point guard was going to be an integral part of pulling the long-suffering franchise out of the NBA basement.

Last year was miserable on all fronts. For the Timberwolves, who won an NBA-worst 16 games, and for Rubio, who played only 22 games because of a severe ankle injury.

Rubio spent all summer recovering from surgery and gearing up to return with a vengeance. But in the weeks leading up to one of the most anticipated Wolves seasons in years, rumors started to circulate that the team is looking to trade the...

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