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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.

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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:13 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

My thoughts exactly!! Amen

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:09 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Don't feel sorry for the T-Wolves because they purged themselves of their problem when they sent McHale packing. He could screw up a two car funeral. It's true Rubio wants to play in a bigger market and who can blame him? But the Wolves hold all the cards!!  Remember the Wolves aren't ready to comptete for anything so these guards are in a perfect situation. Worst case scenario we still get a quality player for Rubio.

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:57 am


It's really appalling to see all the ignorance regarding this topic, day in, day out. I'm not even a Wolves fan, but Kahn will go down in history as making a brilliant move when this is all played out. Really, are all of you such meatheads that you don't see the value here? No matter what Kahn says, he has no intention of ever having Rubio as his point guard. Instead, he's holding perhaps the most valuable asset the Wolves could hope for at this point, and when it's all played out, he's going to bag the team's future superstars in a trade. Bottom line: Rubio should have gone with the second pick, he was available at five, and there's NO WAY Kahn could pass him up, even though he knew the kid would never play here. The guy's so much shrewder than people acknowledge. This was a fantastic pick, and Wolves fans, in time, will be thanking their new GM for years to come on this one.

Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:30 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Well it was a dumb decision by the Timberwolves in an interview they asked Rubio what were his thoughts on playing for Minnesota and he said it's to cold which obviously means he didn't want to play here and the wolves know that so I think they drafted him for trade bait they say there not interested in trading hm by there just bluffing if they can get a big name player on the wing to get a two man game With Jefferson Rubio will be gone it's obvious Rubio wanted to play for a big market like Pau Gasol but he has to realize something before Pau went to LA he played for Memphis Marc Gasol plays for Memphis which isn't a very big market Rudy Fernandez plays for Portland not that big of a market so I think he should get a buyout agreement because he not going to get much better in Spain he needs to play a higher level of competition with that being said te only possible trades I see are the Knicks, Houston, and Detroit Knicks possibly out because of the possible signing of Andre Miller Rubio come to the NBA your 18 years old You will have plenty of time to develop

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:17 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Anyone who follows the NBA knew that Rubio would not play for the T-Wolves this yr based primarily on his buyout situation and where the team is located. Being stuck in Minn. which isn't a major market, means less oportunity for lucrative endorsement deals. Even if Rubio plays for the T-Wolves within 1-2yrs, a backcourt of Flynn/Rubio is a major defensive, perimeter shooting weekness.

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:16 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Well luckily for the Wolves they hold Rubio's rights forever, so they have all the cards. The Wolves can either hold out for a great trade offer or just wait until the kid decides he really does want to play in the NBA.

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:04 am

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

Rubio needs to learn the real power of TEAMWORK!!! YEAH!!!

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2009 11:57 pm

Rubio camp meets with T-Wolves owner

It's hard to feel sorry for the T-Wolves when they could have drafted the draft's best shooter, Stephon Curry and a young point guard Jonny Flynn instead of two very young, not ready for NBA point guards, one of which (Ricky Rubio) has leverage and doesn't want to play for your team!!

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