From Hoopsworld.com comes not exactly a complete story on Ricky Rubio (when that day comes, you’ll know) but instead a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry interesting quote that may speak volumes.
Via Hoopsworld and HoopsHype.com comes translation of a story at AS.com on Señor Rubio.
Said DKV Joventut president Jordi Villacampa: There is “another important offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves” that is keeping Joventut from selling Rubio’s contract to FC Barcelona.
“Important offer,” eh? Well, since it seems DKV Joventut won’t budge on the buyout price and T-wolves David Kahn has discussed the matter – or perhaps other matters – in person twice, maybe it isn’t money at stake…
Now check out Matthew Hayden’s speculation at BleacherReport.com for an compelling theory: Is it possible that this season we’ll see Rubio in a Minnesota jersey while Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Nikola Pekovic, Henk Norel and/or Nick Calathes in Joventut colors?
Forget the Brandon Jennings phenomenon. Imagine trades between the NBA and Europe increasing as a viable economic option for both sides…
Of course, it could all be over much sooner than we think. The AS.com piece goes so far as to state that “Tonight [the Timberwolves] could know Joventut’s final decision … and the [fate] of Ricky.”