Fantasy basketball trade reaction | Ricky Rubio to the Jazz

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We'll get into other implications regarding the Jazz's personnel shortly, but the immediate takeaway from the deal should be the recognition of the end of George Hill's time in a Jazz uniform.

The four-time All-Star averaged 7.8 points and 6.7 assists. Although he missed most of the 2014-15 season due to injury, he's moved on to log 2,300+ minutes in each of the last two seasons and he's coming off of a career year. Towns remains a clear-cut top-three pick - and with Paul George now in Oklahoma City, there's an argument to be made for him at No. 1 overall - whereas Butler is someone to target toward the beginning of the second round.

"At 6'4", he's also long and skilled enough to execute Utah's defensive strategies. Turning three months of Kanter into two years of Rubio is a clean asset-management win.

Rubio went on to thank the people of Minnesota, his coaches, teammates and Wolves staff.

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On the negative side though, Rubio's weaknesses have been well-documented for years now. Rubio was a bad three-point shooter, and Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins are midrange players who can get to the rim.

On spot-ups, he knocked down just 38.1 percent of his attempts, according to Synergy.

Teague is a great point guard to add to that group for a number of reasons. Shooting is a concern for him, but he is a proven defender and playmaker.

Setting salaries aside, Hill is preferable to Rubio given his shooting ability and his willingness and comfort ceding lead ball-handling duties to Utah's wings.

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In total the Wolves have nine players (including the eventual signing of Patton) under contract, with three unrestricted free agents: Omri Casspi, Adreian Payne, and Brandon Rush, and one restricted free agent, Shabazz Muhammad.

The Jazz are looking to bolster the roster with hopes of convincing All-Star free agent Gordon Hayward to return and build off last season's playoff run. As it would be hard financially to bring back the trio of Hill, Ingles and Hayward, it certainly looks like Jazz management have made the decision to go all in on the latter two. I believe the Jazz have a team that will give him the best chance of winning, and they are close to becoming a serious contender.

After trading Rubio and signing Lowry or Hill, the Wolves wouldn't have a lot of cap space to deal with. Gobert already looked like a borderline first-round pick back in April - after all, he finished this season as the 19th-ranked player on a per-game basis in nine-category leagues despite a slow start - and Rubio's arrival only further cements that.

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