While the future of Ricky Rubio with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been uncertain since the team drafted Kris Dunn and has been linked to a Jimmy Butler trade, he still figures in Tom Thibodeau's plans.

The Wolves believe Thibodeau can have a similar impact on Rubio as he had when he coached Derrick Rose and Nate Robinson.

Rose was the NBA's MVP in 2011 while Robinson became a key injury replacement when the Bulls reached the second round in 2013.

Rubio is signed through the 18-19 season and is one of the NBA's best defensive point guards.