Report: Utah Jazz interested in Ricky Rubio, who is once again on the trading block

The Utah Jazz finally secured a veteran point guard last season, and even though George Hill missed a multitude of games because of injury, his presence helped immensely. The Jazz made the playoffs for the first time since 2012, and won their first playoff series since 2010, upsetting the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. 

Hill, however, is an unrestricted free agent and may not be back in Salt Lake City next season. With that in mind, the Jazz are looking into other options, as they've been linked to Milos Teodosic, one of the top point guards in Europe, and have apparently been snooping around in Houston about the availability of Patrick Beverley

The Jazz aren't stopping there, however, as ESPN's Marc Stein reported Tuesday afternoon that the Jazz are also in the mix for Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, who is once again on the trading block. 

Stein initially reported the Wolves' interest to move Rubio on Monday, as the team is looking for shooting after the trade for Jimmy Butler. That, of course, has been the one weak link in Rubio's game, as he's never developed a consistent jumper. Rubio has a career field goal percentage of 37.5 percent. 

Though no details have been reported, the Jazz do have some solid shooters on the wing, including Rodney Hood and Alec Burks (though both have struggled with injuries in recent years) who could perhaps satisfy the Timberwolves' needs and help facilitate a deal. 

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Jack Maloney lives and writes in Milwaukee, where, like the Bucks, he is trying to own the future. Full Bio

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