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Timberwolves Acquire Taurean Prince From Cavaliers In Exchange For Ricky Rubio, 2022 2nd-Round Pick

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired Taurean Prince from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Ricky Rubio.

Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas announced the exchange Tuesday morning. Along with Prince, the Timberwolves will also receive a 2022 second-round pick and cash considerations from the Cavaliers.

Prince, 27, has played six NBA seasons and appeared in 301 regular season games, averaging 11.3 points, 41.1% shooting and 4.2 rebounds. The 6-foot-7 power forward played in 29 games with the Cavaliers.

"He saw his best season come with the Hawks during the 2017-18 season, in which he saw action in all 82 games while averaging a career-best 14.1 points on 42.6% shooting, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game," the Timberwolves said in a release.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 31: Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots the ball over Taurean Prince #12 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter at Target Center on January 31, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harrison Barden/Getty Images)

The Timberwolves drafted Rubio with the fifth pick in the 2009 draft, then traded him to the Utah Jazz in 2017. He returned to Minnesota in 2020.

Last season, Rubio averaged 8.6 points and 6.4 assists a game.

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