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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yeah sure

Saint Paul, MN

#64 Jan 25, 2011
Hah! Landon and Sammy are one and the same. It takes a real insecure person to have to post under different names in order to support himself.
What The F

Monticello, MN

#65 Jan 25, 2011
yeah sure wrote:
Hah! Landon and Sammy are one and the same. It takes a real insecure person to have to post under different names in order to support himself.
who cares .... Rubio still sucks ....
yeah sure

Saint Paul, MN

#66 Jan 25, 2011
What The F wrote:
<quoted text>who cares .... Rubio still sucks ....
Yeah, that is what I said in my original post. He's overrated and should be traded.
Ricky Floobio

AOL

#67 Jan 25, 2011
MNAchilles wrote:
The fact remains, this is a guy who hasn't play a minute in the NBA and he has the gall to try and dictate where he plays. That's why I don't watch the NBA right there. What a joke of a league. Soon every sport will consist of the good teams on the east and west coast. Won't hold much draw for us in "flyover" country.
Excellent comment. I couldn't have said it better myself. The NBA sucks
Landon

Brampton, Canada

#68 Jan 25, 2011
What The F wrote:
<quoted text>who cares .... Rubio still sucks ....
Exactly the topic is Rubio, yet this guy is more worried about insecurities. What a moron.. and yes who cares..perhaps all the trolls and rubio lovers should read this and shut their clappers.

It paints a picture of a struggling youngster who is completely and utterly disinterested in all things NBA, and completely willing (as has been the case for a while) to wait out the three-year rookie scale term that the NBA places on draftees. Come 2012, Rubio could negotiate a deal with the Timberwolves for whatever amount they have under the cap, which would then make it easier for Rubio to put together a sign-and-trade for his services. Because, let's face it, he's never going to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Not that they should want him, anyway.

As quoted by Jonathan Givony:

Though 28 games in the 2010-11 season, Rubio has continued to struggle. He is shooting just 32 percent from the field, including 11 of 61 from beyond the arc, and his team has lost more games in the ACB and in the Euroleague than it did all of last season.

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"I try to help the team," Rubio said. "It doesn't matter if you have to score 50 points or zero. If I help the team, I don't think of my stats."

Yeah, you probably should think of your stats. It might stop you from taking over two 3-pointers a game, when you only (on average) make one nearly every three games.
Landon

Brampton, Canada

#69 Jan 25, 2011
So to all you rubio Lover stfu the guy sucks even in Europe
Landon

Brampton, Canada

#70 Jan 25, 2011
yeah sure wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah, that is what I said in my original post. He's overrated and should be traded.
well said Yeah sure
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#71 Jan 26, 2011
Landon wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly the topic is Rubio, yet this guy is more worried about insecurities. What a moron.. and yes who cares..perhaps all the trolls and rubio lovers should read this and shut their clappers.
It paints a picture of a struggling youngster who is completely and utterly disinterested in all things NBA, and completely willing (as has been the case for a while) to wait out the three-year rookie scale term that the NBA places on draftees. Come 2012, Rubio could negotiate a deal with the Timberwolves for whatever amount they have under the cap, which would then make it easier for Rubio to put together a sign-and-trade for his services. Because, let's face it, he's never going to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
But what does Sammy think?
Vikings Fan

Rochester, MN

#72 Jan 26, 2011
I was not a big fan of drafting him in the first place. Not because he isn't talented, but because he just does not want to play in Minnesota. I think we had more pressing needs right away to re-building the Timberwolves, so we should have drafted a different player then Rubio. I agree, now that we have the draft rights to him, let's deal.
Landon

Innisfil, Canada

#73 Jan 26, 2011
sorb wrote:
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But what does Sammy think?
He probably thinks your a troll and needs to seek mental health attention. How the f...do I know.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#74 Jan 26, 2011
Landon wrote:
<quoted text>He probably thinks your a troll and needs to seek mental health attention. How the f...do I know.
Could you roll over and ask him?
Landon

Innisfil, Canada

#75 Jan 26, 2011
sorb wrote:
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Could you roll over and ask him?
I don't do sloppy seconds. You should have asked him when your were done.

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