Since not all NBA news pertains to the playoffs, a separate offseason thread is in order. First up, as of early this morning, the Timberwolves are allegedly close to signing Ricky Rubio. The important stuff: I agree with that last part. Passing on Irving is obvious, but Williams as well, who is too similar to Michael Beasley to be worth Minnesota's while. A trade would definitely be a smart move. Which means it probably won't happen, since Kahn is allergic to smart decisions.