Friday, June 26, 2009

Ricky Rubio likely to stay in Spain for at least one year

It was rumored that Ricky Rubio was not very happy to be chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio was not in attendance at today's media session in Minnesota where last night's draft picks were introduced, furthering that speculation.

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Rubio's father told the Spanish newspaper Marca that "He might go now or he might remain (in Europe) one more year...or even two. It's all open, although the most likely scenario is that he stays in Europe more time. We have to talk with the folks in Minnesota...and see what happens, because, at this point, we can go to Minnesota or otherwise."

Newsday's Alan Hahn suggests that Minnesota's strategy for selecting point guards with two consecutive picks was not so much for a trade, but in case Rubio decided to stay in Spain they would still have Jonny Flynn to run the point this year.

The T'Wolves certainly stocked up on point guards during the draft as a precaution, drafting four. They will keep three of them after trading Ty Lawson to Denver.

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