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Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:31 am
Edited on: June 2, 2011 6:52 am
Posted by Royce Young

There's no doubt that the drafting of Ricky Rubio and his unwillingness to come play for the Timberwolves has been quite the sore spot for general manager David Kahn. It's been embarrassing.

But with word that Rubio will sign with the Wolves and play in the NBA next season -- if there is a season -- there's reason to be excited. The long nightmare is over and finally the Spanish floppy-haired savior is coming. You're psyched, right Kevin Love?

Love's next two tweets said, "Just thinking about pick and rolls... goodnight" and then "Pick...N...Rolls." That sort of suggests Love wasn't entirely serious with his original tweet. Still though, with as sensitive as that situation has been and as embarrassing as it's been for the organization, that's a pretty wild thing for the face of the franchise to say.

"I'll believe it when I see it" is pretty much what everyone is saying because of the way the Rubio situation has been handled, but it reeks of a lack of faith in management to actually get it done. Almost like Love is saying, "Yeah right, like this front office finally got this done." Not exactly a ringing endorsement. But again, let me say: He could just be making a silly. Hard to really decipher in a tweet.

Which means we might be reading into this too much but still, Love's reaction isn't saying, "Woo! Rubio! Championship!" Maybe he's not nearly as excited about the supposed Euro "phenom" as some are. I guess it has been two years. That new car smell has pretty much worn off. The hype machine has died down.

I'm sort of like Love. When I see Rubio actually in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, then I'll believe this is true. That should tell you the kind of mess this has been.


Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 3:16 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

That's part of the trouble. Who is going to go over to Europe to watch Ricky Rubio play? It's not like he is the next Kobe. At best the comparisons are a poor man's Kidd/Rondo. I don't understand the hype and why the T-Wolves drafted him (they took several PGs...). Even if he does come, I don't think it'll matter much. But there should be scouting reports or something...

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 2:52 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

Has any serious writer gone over to Europe and either talked to scouts or watched Rubio play?  and then wrote an article about what kind of player this kid might really be?  I have to believe someone took the initiative but I've never read any reports like that.  If there's one on the web, a link to that would be great. 

Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:28 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

I think its kind of funny that anyone takes any stock in the "I'll believe it when I see it." comment.  Anyone who has ever had a job has uttered these words.   Why get excited until he is actually here.  No big deal, we all want him here, but until we see it why get your hopes up?  I think K-Loves tweet was honest and what every T-wolve fan thinks.  When he is on the floor than we shall celebrate.

Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 2:21 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

Nobody knows how he will do in the NBA......So they shouldnt pretend like they do....He is 21 yrs old...Flynn is as good as gone and it will be his team to run....Just alot of hatin'...

Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 1:47 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

 : exactly correct.  Fire the editor.  Not news; not even coherent.  Of course, Love would like to have Rubio and of course this would not the first time that hopes have been disappointed.

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 1:17 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

How does an editor let this drivel get out. The entire article is an inarticulate ramble with absolutely no point. None. One would think it would be about Rubio coming to town and what it might mean for the team, instead it is a garbled mess about 2 tweets that also are confusing, and his take on what they might mean. This guy is an idiot and he and his editor should be flogged.

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:57 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

@ Eichler.... Brandon Jennings averaged 5.5 ppg and 2.2 assists in the Euroleague in his only year there and then 15 ppg as a rookie in the NBA the next year. Not saying that Rubio=Jennings for sure, but the stats are not a good predictor of NBA success.

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:49 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

Rubio averaged just over 6 points and 4 assists last season in a EURO league.  Sounds like a rising NBA star to me. I predict role player off the bench.  Maybe if he's lucky he will be the next Marko Jaric.  

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:32 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

What is this? Now these wannabe writers are putting words in players' mouths? This whole "article" is about two tweets from Love followed by a bunch "islike"s by this highschool girl posing as a CBS writer. I hope he is not getting paid. Pathetic.

Keep in mind this is the same "writer/blogger" who, along with the other ill-informed guys cbs likes to employ, thinks all Khan does is draft point guards.  The smallest amount of research (if you don't know the facts) of course tells a different story.

The reality is, which probably bothers Mr. Young, is that Rubio IS coming to MN and the Wolves will have both Rubio and Flynn on their roster, again the only two pgs they drafted for themselves (Ty Lawson was technically drafted by MN but by Denver's request and then immediately traded). As such, all that wasted bashing of the Wolves and Khan by this clown seems less and less accurate and so he is left putting words in a players mouth in HOPES to salvage some of the negetivity surrounding the Rubio draft.

I doubt Royce Young or any of these other pubescent bloggers will ever come out and say "i was wrong because i don't pay attention to the facts."

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:12 pm

Love on Rubio: 'I'll believe it when I see it'

Let's wait and see how good Rubio is before, you know, we do what Winston Wolf warned us against in Pulp Fiction.  Take Tony Kokoc as the example.  A guy coming over from a European league where he dominated.  Just the thought of Jordan and Kukoc playing together had all Bulls fans salivating.  Then, reality set in.  He was a nice complementary player, but by no means a great player.  He was capable, and not a whole lot more.

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