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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: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:36 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

both of these guys are known for their defense already so how does that make a backcourt of flynn and rubio a defensive weakness???

Since: Jun 21, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:25 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

I would've loved to see Stephen Curry and Jonny Flynn.. I don't think they could've predicted he would have not wanted to play in Minnesota.

I think Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Rubio so nobody else could. They couldn't let him drop and than tak ea bunch of crap from the press if he turned into an all-star on another team. They will wait until they get a good offer, and than trade his rights. They will hold onto them forever, and he will NEVER play in the NBA if they 1. Dont get a good offer or 2. He never comes to play for minnesota.

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:19 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Someone needs to tell David Kahn that the NBA isn't MLB or the NHL.  You don't draft someone in the lottery then wait 2 years to see them play on your team. 

What's the average life expectancty of a GM in the NBA?  3 or 4 years possibly, and he's going to sit on his hand for the next two.  Time to move on Mr. Kahn and admit you made a mistake, Rubio still has a lot of value and it's not too late to salvage this whole charade. 

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:18 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner


Rubio seems like a descent player but still has to prove himself. He reminds me of Jason "White Chocolate" Williams with his no look passes and flashy plays. If the T-Wolves were smart they wont buy him out and pay him league minimum when he comes back to the league to prove a point.

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:17 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Oh and as far as endorsements are concerned, its statistical FACT that market has no bearing on how much endorsement money an athlete makes. Look it up if you want.

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:13 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Punctuation works wonders, it wore me out just trying to read your post.

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:09 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner


Thank you, it's about time someone says it like it is.

Kahn couldn't pass on Rubio, the kid is 18, if he stays in Spain another year he will be even better. The Wolves have 3 #1's again next year. They will wait and see who has the top 1 or 2 picks next year and make a move. Next year the big men will be in the draft much like the guards were this year. The T wolves are not going to win this year if they keep stock pilling young talent and maybe sign a FA they will be good in a couple of years. If they finally get lucky in the lottery and end up 1 or 2 they could trade one of their picks and Rubio and get 2 in the top 3 picks. I say Win with Flynn.

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 9:08 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Its crazy how many facts are out there that dispute speculative articles like this. It appears very few journalists care about that though. Lets ignore the fact that Rubio said weather is not an issue for him, only his mother. And yet his mother is actually glad the Wolves will wait for him to resolve his buyout, which if anyone was paying attention, he most definitely is working on at this very time. His father also said going #5 to Minnesota is "The best thing that has happened to him." Strange words for people who reportedly do not want to play for Minnesota. As far as having Jonny Flynn and Rubio together Flynn has been open about wanting Ricky to join the team ASAP and Ricky has stated that he is used to playing with point guards, is comfortable playing with point guards and has no problem playing with point guards. Lots of teams play with a 2 point guard lineup and somehow it seems the Wolves are the only team incapable of it. Also for anyone who believes David Kahn is waiting to trade Ricky, he said before the draft the Wolves needed a "transcendent star" and following the draft he called Rubio a "transcendent star." Unless those grow on trees or some other team offers one, Rubio ain't going anywhere.

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 8:38 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

For those saying we can trade to the Knicks. The Knicks have nothing to trade. Look at that group of overpaid scrums they have.  That will never happen. Rubio would end up hating it there anyways because it gets just as cold as Minnesota and the team sucks just like the Wolves do now.

Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 8:13 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

The league should tell these players the purpose of the draft.  If everyone got to pick the team they "wanted" to play for, there would only be a one team league.  Why can an 18 year old from Spain get drafted, but an 18 year old from the US has to go to college for one year (stupid) or play over seas?  Man-up, play for the team that drafted you and show us all what you're made of.  Carry your team into the play-offs and be thankful that they drafted you in the first place.  Only 60 players get drafted!

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