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Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Posted on: July 13, 2009 11:22 pm
Edited on: July 13, 2009 11:42 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Ricky Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, met with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor Monday to get acquainted and attempt to resolve the logjam that has the Spanish point guard almost certainly headed back to Spain for at least a year or two.

Nothing was decided at two separate meetings at the COX Pavilion during summer league play, and a resoolution is not imminent, according to a person familiar with the meetings. Minnesota thus far has resisted any overtures aimed at trading Rubio to a team that he'd be willing to join immediately.

Timberwolves GM David Kahn reiterated that he is prepared to be "extremely patient" with Rubio, "even if it means waiting a year or two." Rubio, 18, decided after Minnesota draft him that he preferred to return to his Spanish team rather than negotiate a buyout. All the Timberwolves can contribute to the buyout, according to the collective bargaining agreement, is $500,000. The buyout in his contract with DKV Joventut originally was for $6.6 million, but recent reports have placed it closer to the $4 million range.

The T-Wolves, who also drafted point guard Jonny Flynn, of course would retain Rubio's rights while he is playing overseas. He would be 20 years old and more experience when he eventually returned to the NBA.

Category: NBA

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2009 4:46 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Ive never once heard Rubio say he dint want to play in Minny...Everyone else is saying it but not him...The Wolves are not gonna trade him....Why doesnt Nike step up and pay the buyout??? Think of the marketing...The NBA is all about marketing anyway...

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2009 4:42 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Thats why there is a draft....4 other teams had a chance to draft him but didnt...Not the Wolves fault...In a perfect world we all would be able to choose where we work....Thats not reality...The Wolves are not gonna trade him...He will play in Minny or in the minor leagues of Spain

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2009 2:09 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

i totally agree cause before lebron went to cleveland who even watched the cavs. now there on abc and tnt all the time and they are booming with money.

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2009 2:06 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

I am a wolves fan and i totally agree with you in that he was the best pick of the draft at the spot we got him. Griffin is better but he was number 1 and we got a very close to number 1 pick at 5. I don't totally agree that he will never play with us though. i think after sitting in spain for 2 years he will see that to play in the nba he will have to put a coat on and play in MN. it will all depend on how flynn performs because if he becomes a good reliable starter i then see the wolves trading rubio for a high first round pick. either way rubio is going to help the wolves either by playing or trading him.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2009 12:49 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Does anyone proof read this crap?!?!  I've seen a 4th grader write better than this.  "Resoolution"  
   "Rubio...decided after Minnesota draft him"     He would be 20 years old and more experience"      
;     wow...

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:58 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

I never understood this irrational hatred of the Twin Cities.

I am a native Texan who enjoys the 70 degree Austin/San Antonio winter days as much as anyone.

The cold is one thing, but everything else seems absurd.

Minneapolis-St Paul is a gigantic medium/large market cosmopolitan metro area.   It is oozing in wealth, education, and culture.  It isn't New York, Paris, or London but very few cities have that sort of cultural iconic standing.

It is far from a tiny market or a backwater small town.

BUT IT DOES NOT MATTER.  Once you are a professional NBA athlete, it really doesn't matter what town you play in. 

The typical NBA player will live in whatever mansion dotted perfect suburb that NBA city offers.  The hottest girls will be lining up in every Minnesota nightclub.  He will fly private jet all over the country with the team at 5 star hotels.

He won't pay for a single meal or drink at any restaurant in the city.  He will be a visiting rock star in all the other 29 cities on the road.

He can live wherever he wants for the 6 month off-season as well.

This whole thing seems absurd and immature if this is the "real" reason.  It is probably something else.

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:37 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Thank you. Somebody around here finally gets it. When a player says he doesn't want to play somewhere people act as if a team is crazy for picking them. Your absolutly right, Kahn did the right thing in picking Rubio. And he made the right move in picking up Flynn with the next pick. Rubio can cry all he wants about the Wolves picking him. He'll just have to do it in Spain until Kahn recieves a good offer for him. I hope he ends up somewhere like Toronto. That would be to funny. If he really wanted to play in the NBA he would play for who drafted him. He just wants money. Flynn on the other hand has embraced his team. When all is said in done it wouldn't surprise me to see Flynn turn out to be the better pro. 

Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 7:25 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Ever heard of a period? Let me show you................ You can use some of mine!

Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 6:42 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner


Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

More evidence that it's the buyout (7.14.09);

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