Insider says Spanish guard Ricky Rubi...

Insider says Spanish guard Ricky Rubio wants to play for East Coast team in NBA, not Timberwolves

There are 72 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 23, 2011, titled Insider says Spanish guard Ricky Rubio wants to play for East Coast team in NBA, not Timberwolves. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Rarely would a 20-year-old basketball player be considered over the hill. But Ricky Rubio set the bar high for himself with his precocious play.

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landon

Peterborough, Canada

#22 Jan 24, 2011
DD Austin wrote:
Can you blame Rubio for NOT wanting to play for the T-Wolves? WHo in their right mind would? This is not a surprise, folks! He's been against playing in Minnesota from day 1. That's the story and reputation of this pathetic organization. ;-(
Well then send him to another loser franchise Toronto..Perhaps with his Euro tendancies , he would fit in just well here.
Kevin

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 24, 2011
What a punk. The NBA is so stupid.
buckle up

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jan 24, 2011
Rubio NEEDS an established team so that he can come in and LEARN the NBA style, and he and his handlers know this. He will be exposed if he is a featured guard coming into the league. He can't even perform at the highest level in Euro ball.

This will be Kahn's Waterloo, much like Joe Smith was McHale's.
Good

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Jan 24, 2011
The feeling is mutual, Ricky. Go away!
george

Elk Grove, CA

#26 Jan 24, 2011
Fine.....I say let him stay over there for another year, Fuck him. We still own him. Let him rot over there with that B team brand of B-Ball. If the Knicks want him make them anti up about 4 draft picks and Galanarie( the player from Italy)...done deal. Nothing less.
trolls

Hugo, MN

#27 Jan 24, 2011
DD Austin wrote:
Can you blame Rubio for NOT wanting to play for the T-Wolves? WHo in their right mind would? This is not a surprise, folks! He's been against playing in Minnesota from day 1. That's the story and reputation of this pathetic organization. ;-(
Actually, as a pg he would have some tools to work with. Love and Beasley are playing well this year and the pg position has been the most lacking.
george

Elk Grove, CA

#28 Jan 24, 2011
REAP wrote:
he will NEVER play here...we'll trade his rights and get a bag of jockstraps back becuase we're pushed into a corner...
How do u figure we are backed into a corner? He is the one that has to play here or nowhere, simple as that. We could trade him but that's the only other alternative. Anyway, i believe that story is made up.
Randy M

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Jan 24, 2011
I say let him go. This guy has not played on minute in the NBA and he is already acting like a jerk. Personally this was a bad choice to pick up the option on this "kid."
JUST THE FACTS

Maple Grove, MN

#30 Jan 24, 2011
BIG BUST. nothing to see here, move along...
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#31 Jan 24, 2011
buckle up wrote:
Rubio NEEDS an established team so that he can come in and LEARN the NBA style, and he and his handlers know this. He will be exposed if he is a featured guard coming into the league. He can't even perform at the highest level in Euro ball.
They said the same thing about Brandon Jennings.
Logic

Hudson, WI

#32 Jan 24, 2011
Why would a team want him? His stats are awful, in an awful league.
Landon

Peterborough, Canada

#33 Jan 24, 2011
sorb wrote:
<quoted text>
They said the same thing about Brandon Jennings.
Regarding what about Jenning? Jennings already knew what he was facing because he grew up eating and breathing american ball. Now ask yourself, what the heck does Rubio know about ball in North America? He will get chewed up.Not a fat chance. I agree with some of the comments. Let his ass rot in Europe. Boring basketball.

Since: Sep 08

Farmington, MN

#34 Jan 24, 2011
he is too white to play with Garnett, Kevin will sucker punch him
Purple Haze

Center City, MN

#35 Jan 24, 2011
This kid is a punk, Kahn made a huge mistake not taking Curry in the draft.....His idiot moves have held this team back and will continue to do so as his dilusional visions continue to spiral out of control. Contract the team now and save us the missery!!
Nice try

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Jan 24, 2011
Sources would be the NY Post? The same NY Post that has said for years that anyone that is good only wants to play for the Knicks, the same crappy knicks that can't win shyt?

Joe M is going to the Yankees too.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Jan 24, 2011
Landon wrote:
<quoted text>Now ask yourself, what the heck does Rubio know about ball in North America?
And what did the 85 international players currently in the NBA know?
Bud M Wayne

United States

#38 Jan 24, 2011
Messr. Rubio is one injury away from never getting the BIG payday.
Landon

Peterborough, Canada

#39 Jan 24, 2011
sorb wrote:
<quoted text>
And what did the 85 international players currently in the NBA know?
They know that they actually played here and got recognition. Not wasting their careers wrapped in innuendos, accusations, rumours and all the BS that goes with it. He is not getting any younger and by the time he does come here who really will give a shit then? Perhaps maybe just you.
Landon

Peterborough, Canada

#40 Jan 24, 2011
oxboro wrote:
he is too white to play with Garnett, Kevin will sucker punch him
Well if you are referring to Garnett and the c's.Too white? tell that to Larry bird. If you are referring to Minni, too white? ah no.
joe

Costa Mesa, CA

#41 Jan 24, 2011
Rubio is an idiot.. how hard can it be to go to Minnesota a few years and when he becomes a free agent at the age of 24 to move to the east coast. He's a spoiled little boy. He should stay in Spain. He's not NBA worthy and can't even appreciate the opportunity given to him. I was excited when he was drafted, but now i'm just fed up with this kid. He needs to do some growing up. I hope to never see him in the NBA.

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