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Rubio could sign with the Wolves next season?

Posted on: March 28, 2011 5:44 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Via The Pioneer Press, there's a chance Ricky Rubio could finally join the Minnesota Timverwolves. A chance. Better than where things have stood before though. 

"A little birdie says the Minnesota Timberwolves have received word from Rubio's family that he's open to signing with them for next season -- if there is a season," the report says.

I really don't know what else to add to that. It's probably unlikely that he does sign with the Wolves. Of course he's "open" to it. Heck, I'm open to signing with the Wolves next year.

But this is at least some sign of encouragment on the Rubio front for the Wolves. Lately it was really looking like Rubio had no interest in coming over any time soon. So the fact he might at least be open to it is progress. 

The lockout situation is the biggest hangup to everything because of course Rubio has no reason to come over if there's no basketball. He'll just stay right where he's at and keep making money and playing.

It's best for Rubio to certainly take his time in figuring out what he wants to do. The Wolves spent their No. 5 overall pick on him in 2009, so they want him. David Kahn has always been adament about wanting him. But it might just take a little more time. 

There was talk of Rubio not ever wanting to play with Minnesota, so again, if this report is true, Wolves fans (and Kahn) have to be encouraged. Rubio was a pretty big risk to take and not many expected him to balk at coming over. Then again, not many expected Kahn to spend his next pick on another point guard either.

Rubio has always held the cards in this situation and it's up to him when he's ready. He's just 20 years old though. He has a long basketball career ahead of him still and he's in no rush to make a rash decision. Obviously.

Comments

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:23 am
 

Rubio could sign with the Wolves next season?

Rubio is very overrated. With 15 he played good basket but in the las 3 years he doesn't improve nothing. Poor shoot, take a lot of risk in defense and doesn't take good decision on static offense. Low work ethic.



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Rubio could sign with the Wolves next season?

what a joke, this kid is just a euro hype machine, youtube videos of fancy passes doesn't give you a championship ring, the twolves are
a joke this jonas brothers wannabe point guard is a flat out joke, get this garbage outta here.




Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Rubio could sign with the Wolves next season?

I've been a Rubio hater ever since the day of the draft than deciding to play elsewhere after getting drafted by the Wolves. I didn't like than nor do I like him now. I still think the Wolves should have drafted A.Curry than Flynn.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Can Rubio even play in the NBA?

Ricky has regressed this year in Europe and may not be confident in his ability to deliver in the NBA.

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But Ricky has a flair about his play that does excite the fans and perhaps his teammates as well. European scorekeepers are notorious for under-reporting assists compared with the NBA. I know at least Rudy Fernandez in Portland would be able to guide Ricky in the difficulties of the transition without family.


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