For all those who figured Ricky Rubio to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2011-12 season was a done deal, well, think again. ESPN.com is today reporting the Rubio and his agent are in fact willing to discuss staying on with new ACB champions FC Barcelona.
On his NBA deal (or lack thereof), Rubio stated in a post-game press conference after the clinching game three of the Spanish championship that “We are talking with Barcelona and we will soon see” about what happens next season.”
The ESPN piece also reports some nice words from Duke University/Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose informal scouting report on Rubio says that “He’s gotten bigger and he plays outstanding defense, and because he’s a pass-first guard, he’s going to be liked by everybody who plays with him.”
Naturally, Twitter land is already abuzz with the news, perhaps best summed up by tweeter JayValdez559, who stated “Oh Ricky Rubio you tease! Poor K-Love. T’Wolves lose again.”