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Gators123
06-01-2011, 10:16 PM
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Ricky Rubio has reached an agreement with Minnesota to join the Timberwolves next season, league sources tell Y!



There was a Tuesday deadline to sign under rookie scale of current CBA, and no announcement's expected until after Rubio's Euro playoffs end


It's unclear whether Rubio signed agreement on Tuesday, or merely promised to exercise his Spanish buyout on July 1 and then sign with Minny


Nevertheless, RIcky Rubio has committed to joining the NBA and playing for Minnesota in the 2011-'12 season, sources tell Y!

beasted86
06-01-2011, 10:17 PM
If true... about time.

I think he regressed staying those extra 2 seasons. He would have benefited more playing here.

Kenny
06-01-2011, 10:18 PM
RICCCKKKYYY RUBBBBIOOOOO (colin cowherd voice)

Bruno
06-01-2011, 10:19 PM
Welcome to the big-boy league Rubio. Rubio was born in the 90's, how crazy is that?

Ezio
06-01-2011, 10:21 PM
Bout time. It will be fun seeing him get crossed over.

Mile High Champ
06-01-2011, 10:22 PM
Can't wait for this. I am very excited. I know this guy has the talent to one day be a star. His basketball IQ is simply off the charts.

FriedTofuz
06-01-2011, 10:22 PM
congrats timberwolves fans, ricky, you have to live up to the hype now, and prove all the kahn haters wrong.

Sadds The Gr8
06-01-2011, 10:23 PM
fina-****ing-lly

Gators123 >>>>>> Chris Broussard

Gators123
06-01-2011, 10:24 PM
fina-****ing-lly

Gators123 >>>>>> Chris Broussard

I agree :eyebrow:

LayZbone
06-01-2011, 10:25 PM
They should be shopping that #2 pick and any young player not named Love or Rubio. Minny can bounce back in a huge way if the GM was smart.

GeekInThePink
06-01-2011, 10:25 PM
What happens with Flynn?

MrfadeawayJB
06-01-2011, 10:26 PM
I am so glad about this....now we can see what all this hype is about!

AddiX
06-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Congrats to minny fans, they. Wed something to look forward to.

To bad he's going to be a complete bust. And I hope to god they never put Rubio and Flynn on the court together, that would be a disaster.

PC
06-01-2011, 10:27 PM
About time. Let's see if he can live up to the hype...

irobson
06-01-2011, 10:27 PM
john wall >> ricky rubio

NBA_Starter
06-01-2011, 10:29 PM
Exciting news, can't wait to see Rubio play.

raidersrock99
06-01-2011, 10:30 PM
beasly love rubio not a bad 1-2-3 now get one more piece and they will be a decent team.

NBA_Starter
06-01-2011, 10:30 PM
What happens with Flynn?

Bobcats would trade 9 and 19 to move up I'm sure and maybe a Flynn swap for one of our players?

DwayneMVPwade
06-01-2011, 10:31 PM
Finally. lets see what he can do.

Master Mind
06-01-2011, 10:32 PM
Bye bye Flynn

Master Mind
06-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Maybe Johnny Flynn is traded to the Heat for a 2nd rd. pick... :p

AnalyzeNShoot
06-01-2011, 10:36 PM
Hope he is worth the hype

PurpleJesus
06-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Everyone has an opinion on this kid, whether good or bad. His career will be fun to follow...whether good or bad.

GeekInThePink
06-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Maybe Johnny Flynn is traded to the Heat for a 2nd rd. pick... :p

I would literally kill myself.

mzgrizz
06-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Believe it when I see it

Master Mind
06-01-2011, 10:40 PM
Trade Michael Beasley #2 pick to Washington for JaVale Mcgee and Crawford #6 :shrug:


Rubio
Crawford
Johnson
Love
Mcgee

Minnesota can than trade #6 pick for Vet. help

Rego247
06-01-2011, 10:42 PM
****ing finnaaallllllly.

lets see what this kids got.

NYMetropolitans
06-01-2011, 10:43 PM
Interested to see if he lives up to the hype.

Cano4prez
06-01-2011, 10:44 PM
Kahn>Gar Forman

TheHighLife
06-01-2011, 10:48 PM
john wall >> ricky rubio

Thank you Caption Obvious.

John Walls Era
06-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Obviously my other post gets deleted even though I was 100% right.


john wall >> ricky rubio

Yes, but Rubio is going to be good as well. But both are pure PGs.

jockrider
06-01-2011, 10:53 PM
Welcome to the big-boy league Rubio. Rubio was born in the 90's, how crazy is that?

darrick favors was born on 91, and brandon knight(soon to be nba draftee) was born on 92 knight officially becomes the first nba player im older than if he makes the league.:( i feel old.lol.

NBA_Starter
06-01-2011, 10:57 PM
I remember '92 well, man I'm old!

WSU Tony
06-01-2011, 11:04 PM
Let the transition of "Rubio doesn't want to play for you" to "Rubio won't be good anyway" from the NBA section...

Well, guess what, NBA section, I don't care what you think!

:laugh:





:dance:

WSU Tony
06-01-2011, 11:04 PM
5 points, 5 boards, 2 steals, and 6-8 assists per game is fine with me.

ragee
06-01-2011, 11:13 PM
I hope he lives up to the hype... Great news for T-Wolves fans...

shep33
06-01-2011, 11:15 PM
5 points, 5 boards, 2 steals, and 6-8 assists per game is fine with me.

Congrats to Minni fans!!! I think he'll be a good player. Time to get rid of Flynn though.

AI4MVP
06-01-2011, 11:16 PM
Here we go, fellas. You guys are all about to eat your words.

Welcome to the show.

twin4life
06-01-2011, 11:18 PM
What happens with Flynn?

who cares

Hellcrooner
06-01-2011, 11:20 PM
Rubio about to become the Less wellcomed, most booed and most hated Rookie ever.

John Walls Era
06-01-2011, 11:21 PM
Rubio about to become the Less wellcomed, most booed and most hated Rookie ever.

:shrug: a lot of people like him. I'm sure there will be some haters, but for the last 3 years all I heard from my Serbian friend was how Rubio is the Spanish Sensation.

WSU Tony
06-01-2011, 11:27 PM
His success will depend on ESPN. If they follow him like they did for Griffin and give him a top 10 highlight for a sweet pass, he'll be liked. If the directors for ESPN decide not to endorse the kid (and he's from a small market, they won't) then he won't be popular.

Funny how the world works.

twin4life
06-01-2011, 11:28 PM
beasly love rubio not a bad 1-2-3 now get one more piece and they will be a decent team.

add wes
number 2 pick (if not traded for #4 n #8 or a veteran player)

give us a few years to develop we will be a darn good team

Korman12
06-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Good, glad he didn't go the Fran Vasquez route, even though the situation was obviously different for Rubio

Hellcrooner
06-01-2011, 11:33 PM
Good, glad he didn't go the Fran Vasquez route, even though the situation was obviously different for Rubio

funny think is theres a 50/50 chance Vazquez signs his Orlando contract this summer too.

Sixerlover
06-01-2011, 11:36 PM
#1. Who cares what happens with Flynn, he sucks.

#2. This is the beginning of Kahn's judgement. If Rubio flops, Kahn loses his job. If Rubio succeeds, Kahn's a hero in Minny.

uprightciti
06-01-2011, 11:36 PM
I smell a draft day trade a brewin...

Cromedome
06-01-2011, 11:39 PM
Another skilled player wasting away on a bad team.

idrinkpepsi
06-01-2011, 11:41 PM
Great news for the Timberwolves, hopefully he plays great for them.

PurpleJesus
06-01-2011, 11:43 PM
Another skilled player wasting away on a bad team.

you mean like carmelo on NY?

iliketurtles24
06-01-2011, 11:44 PM
cool

Crackadalic
06-01-2011, 11:44 PM
He will lead to league in assist next season:hide:

ragee
06-01-2011, 11:46 PM
He will lead to league in assist next season:hide:

I really like him but that is hard to accomplish given there are already talented PGs with years of experience in the league... I would love to see it but it is very unlikely to happen IMO...

PurpleJesus
06-01-2011, 11:48 PM
^^^clearly he was joking

John Walls Era
06-01-2011, 11:48 PM
Raps should trade for him.

ValuePick
06-01-2011, 11:57 PM
Another skilled player wasting away on a bad team.


Quick! Let's get him to the Knicks because they are SO relevant.

29$JerZ
06-01-2011, 11:59 PM
you mean like carmelo on NY?

At least make the playoffs before talking like that...

Jag4444
06-02-2011, 12:02 AM
Maybe with a contract worked out the rubio, beasley, and #2 pick to Indiana rumor might pick back up again.

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 12:03 AM
At least make the playoffs before talking like that...

hey, i didnt bring it up...anyways, i would love to make the playoffs, but I dont play in the NBA.

Punk
06-02-2011, 12:04 AM
I am excited to see him. I know we all make fun of him but he is a superstar in the making.

Minnesota certainly will be sold out next season, Love's great season and now Rubio's debut season and Derrick Williams.

tbone2171
06-02-2011, 12:06 AM
you mean like carmelo on NY?

:laugh2:

reemy
06-02-2011, 12:06 AM
Another skilled player wasting away on a bad team.

Yea lets send all the good players to good teams, your acting like your team has been winning consistently in the last few years. We wont be bad forever :facepalm:

29$JerZ
06-02-2011, 12:06 AM
I wonder what this means for Flyyn.
Is he officially going to be traded? Or is he simply going to remain a back up full time?
I remember reading Kahn or the coach wanted to Try a Rubio/Flynn backcourt. That sounds like a disaster in the making.

topdog
06-02-2011, 12:08 AM
you mean like carmelo on NY?

Damn! Beat me too it!

ULT WARRIOR408
06-02-2011, 12:08 AM
Finally,I think when he Flyn,Love & Beasley all get on the same page there will be something special brewing in the twin-cities.

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 12:09 AM
I wonder what this means for Flyyn.
Is he officially going to be traded? Or is he simply going to remain a back up full time?
I remember reading Kahn or the coach wanted to Try a Rubio/Flynn backcourt. That sounds like a disaster in the making.

I think Flynn is as good as gone. Unfortunately, his trade value will be extremely low. I think the Wolves prefer Ridnour as the main backup...Ridnour may even start for the first part of the season. It was Kahn who said he envisioned Rubio and Flynn playing in the backcourt together, and I agree, it sounds like a disaster...Drafting Flynn is one of the few decisions Kahn has made that I disagreed with.

Punk
06-02-2011, 12:10 AM
you mean like carmelo on NY?

Cool. You take shots at a team that is far ahead in wins and relevance than yours. Makes a ton of sense.

We gave you Randolph and Darko gift wrapped. Show respect.

Chi StateOfMind
06-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Finally.Can't wait to see this kid actually play NBA ball. With the big boys.

topdog
06-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Maybe with a contract worked out the rubio, beasley, and #2 pick to Indiana rumor might pick back up again.

Don't think so. Kahn had commented "should we include Love as well" meaning he thought the Wolves would be giving up entirely too much in that deal.

Woves "untouchables" = Love and Rubio (if he really is under contract).

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 12:14 AM
Cool. You take shots at a team that is far ahead in wins and relevance than yours. Makes a ton of sense.

We gave you Randolph and Darko gift wrapped. Show respect.

I just thought it was funny that he made that comment as if the Knicks have been a dominating team for a long time...was just trying to get back at him, not the whole NY fan base.

He took a shot at my team, I am returning the favor. Other teams I take shots at that have a better record than my team...every team in the league...lol

topdog
06-02-2011, 12:15 AM
Cool. You take shots at a team that is far ahead in wins and relevance than yours. Makes a ton of sense.

We gave you Randolph and Darko gift wrapped. Show respect.

What respect do you deserve? New York gave up on those players because too many fans are impatient and want okay crap now instead of greatness later.

I forget did New York end up making the playoffs? Honestly can't remember - just remember ESPN talking possible match-ups. Just another also-ran, not a contender so it doesn't matter.

Would "large market" fans go ahead and shut up about how you "deserve" all the best players? Thank you.

Raph12
06-02-2011, 12:20 AM
Let's hope his teammate Fran Vazquez follows suit...

topdog
06-02-2011, 12:23 AM
Let's hope his teammate Fran Vazquez follows suit...

I feel like anything is possible after Splitter came over last season. It seemed like for years they were saying he was perfectly content staying put.

Punk
06-02-2011, 12:25 AM
What respect do you deserve? New York gave up on those players because too many fans are impatient and want okay crap now instead of greatness later.

I forget did New York end up making the playoffs? Honestly can't remember - just remember ESPN talking possible match-ups. Just another also-ran, not a contender so it doesn't matter.

Would "large market" fans go ahead and shut up about how you "deserve" all the best players? Thank you.

:laugh2:

Yeah, we gave up on the because they suck. Your team sucks and they play well because they are on a BAD team.

I will agree the "Skilled player on a bad team" is a terrible comment but taking shots at a fanbase and a team that played hard all year despite a series of injuries and hard ships is not cool.

Your team hasn't seen the playoffs for 8 years. If you can't take the fact, you are still a lottery team then that's sad.

You have a solid team. Don't go throwing at things, that will make you look stupid.

OKC turned into a player team in 1 year. Philly turned into a playoff team in 1 year after both having losing records. Why do you not take shots at them either? Both teams that aren't exactly been dominating for a long time.

Knicks fan or not, It's pretty stupid to take shots at any team better than yours. You sound like a jealous child over the fact people like large markets.

Go build a contender like OKC and quite whining over it. We don't want Love, Rubio or anyone else.

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 12:31 AM
^^^you said you deserved respect...he asked why you deserve respect, he wasnt whining, and he didnt sound jealous, he also never said the wolves are not a lottery team. Based on what you posted above, I hope I dont see you posting negative things about Miami

FLMeth06
06-02-2011, 12:33 AM
He will be a stud, and I think Flynn will blossom somewhere else. Rubio will have a better career imo.

Mochalman
06-02-2011, 12:34 AM
Will he actually play for Minnesota is the question. Maybe Dallas can somehow peel him away in a trade? If not, I could see Flynn and Beasley as trade bait to bring in vets. Also, their 2nd pick. They are already a young enough team as it is. Need some veteran leadership now.

Tmath
06-02-2011, 12:35 AM
:laugh2:

Yeah, we gave up on the because they suck. Your team sucks and they play well because they are on a BAD team.

I will agree the "Skilled player on a bad team" is a terrible comment but taking shots at a fanbase and a team that played hard all year despite a series of injuries and hard ships is not cool.

Your team hasn't seen the playoffs for 8 years. If you can't take the fact, you are still a lottery team then that's sad.

You have a solid team. Don't go throwing at things, that will make you look stupid.

OKC turned into a player team in 1 year. Philly turned into a playoff team in 1 year after both having losing records. Why do you not take shots at them either? Both teams that aren't exactly been dominating for a long time.

Knicks fan or not, It's pretty stupid to take shots at any team better than yours. You sound like a jealous child over the fact people like large markets.

Go build a contender like OKC and quite whining over it. We don't want Love, Rubio or anyone else.

:facepalm:

GREATNESS ONE
06-02-2011, 12:36 AM
Ready to see this kid play !!!!

John Walls Era
06-02-2011, 12:36 AM
:laugh2:

Yeah, we gave up on the because they suck. Your team sucks and they play well because they are on a BAD team.

I will agree the "Skilled player on a bad team" is a terrible comment but taking shots at a fanbase and a team that played hard all year despite a series of injuries and hard ships is not cool.

Your team hasn't seen the playoffs for 8 years. If you can't take the fact, you are still a lottery team then that's sad.

You have a solid team. Don't go throwing at things, that will make you look stupid.

OKC turned into a player team in 1 year. Philly turned into a playoff team in 1 year after both having losing records. Why do you not take shots at them either? Both teams that aren't exactly been dominating for a long time.

Knicks fan or not, It's pretty stupid to take shots at any team better than yours. You sound like a jealous child over the fact people like large markets.

Go build a contender like OKC and quite whining over it. We don't want Love, Rubio or anyone else.

Almost had people on your side until you dropped that.

tyfreaks brotha
06-02-2011, 12:40 AM
Proove the haterz wrong Ricky!

Cromedome
06-02-2011, 12:51 AM
I just thought it was funny that he made that comment as if the Knicks have been a dominating team for a long time...was just trying to get back at him, not the whole NY fan base.
He took a shot at my team, I am returning the favor. Other teams I take shots at that have a better record than my team...every team in the league...lol


I made the comment because Rubio is a skilled player who MORE THAN LIKELY will waste away on a bad team/city. This article isn't Knick related...so why are we here talking about the Knicks?

TylerSL
06-02-2011, 12:54 AM
they are going to be damn good next year.

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 01:03 AM
I made the comment because Rubio is a skilled player who MORE THAN LIKELY will waste away on a bad team/city. This article isn't Knick related...so why are we here talking about the Knicks?

so now Minneapolis is a bad city?

Hawkeye15
06-02-2011, 01:04 AM
Great news for us Wolves fans. Regardless of whether you think he is a good prospect or not, everyone here wants to see how he adapts to the NBA.

Very excited as a Wolves fan.

DeyAce
06-02-2011, 01:04 AM
dudes gonna be a stud

Tmath
06-02-2011, 01:08 AM
NY fans really aren't helping them selves here. Instead of bashing minni just say you want him in a Knicks uniform because thats obviously what you want no?

asandhu23
06-02-2011, 01:11 AM
Rubio was scared of Shaq.....

PurpleJesus
06-02-2011, 01:12 AM
Rubio was scared of Shaq.....

lol

Kashmir13579
06-02-2011, 01:18 AM
Wish him well in the NBA and on the Twolves.

beasted86
06-02-2011, 01:23 AM
Jonny Flynn's stock is really low now. Minny should have traded him when they had the chance.

Would be surprised if they even got a lottery pick back. Most likely a late 25+ pick at best. It's obvious they would keep Ridnour much quicker than Flynn to help mold Rubio.

Stunner
06-02-2011, 01:26 AM
FLYNN TO THE KNICKS FOR THE 17th pick?

Stunner
06-02-2011, 01:27 AM
Flynn to the heat for future 1st round picks

beasted86
06-02-2011, 01:27 AM
FLYNN TO THE KNICKS FOR THE 17th pick?

I bet they would do that. Salaries have to match though.


Flynn to the heat for future 1st round picks

No thanks. Minny can have their 2nd round pick back, or keep him.

Stunner
06-02-2011, 01:28 AM
Flynn to the moon where him and the transformers can win the galactic championship and unlimited moon chips

Stunner
06-02-2011, 01:29 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=3scj457 ?

beasted86
06-02-2011, 01:30 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=3scj457 ?

Why trade Toney Douglas?

IMO he's better or equal.

thekmp211
06-02-2011, 01:30 AM
His success will depend on ESPN. If they follow him like they did for Griffin and give him a top 10 highlight for a sweet pass, he'll be liked. If the directors for ESPN decide not to endorse the kid (and he's from a small market, they won't) then he won't be popular.

Funny how the world works.

griffin was one of the best rookie players in a decade, dunks aside. he's a monster. if rubio accomplished half of what griffin did his rookie year it would be, in my opinion (and not as a slight), a resounding success.

Stunner
06-02-2011, 01:32 AM
Why trade Toney Douglas?

They are gettin Flynn and he wont get much playing time with Billups still there. Toney would be the back up to Ricky if he turns out and when Rin leaves.

DMasta718
06-02-2011, 03:14 AM
I think he will be fine in the NBA. Nice to see a pure PG. Good luck Minny.

eugene
06-02-2011, 03:50 AM
I'm excited but don't expect from this too much. Somehow I feel this guy will be a bust but really wish him all the best :)

daleja424
06-02-2011, 07:56 AM
Does Jonny Flynn shake loose then?

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 09:17 AM
My guess on production?

7 PPG (40% shooting)
5 RPG
8 APG (1.50 A/TO)
1.5 SPG

That would be my guess. He's as pure of a PG as they come. I'd expect/guess that from Rubio his first year. Keep in mind he has very little veteran leadership sorounding him....

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 09:18 AM
I will always be conservative guessing Rubios stats but please understand he is on a 15 win team....

Add Rubio to the Knicks/Heat and he would be a monster. He's being added to the Timberwolves....

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-02-2011, 09:30 AM
Can't wait to see how the guy will do in the NBA.

Car Ramrod
06-02-2011, 09:47 AM
If Minnesota can plug a couple holes with some free agents it will be interesting to see what happens.

VikesTwinsWolve
06-02-2011, 10:25 AM
Congrats to minny fans, they. Wed something to look forward to.

To bad he's going to be a complete bust. And I hope to god they never put Rubio and Flynn on the court together, that would be a disaster.

Funny how you said Rubio will NEVER play for the Wolves and you were wrong! I believe you will be wrong on the bust also. I speak for alotof Wolves fans when I say he won't be a superstar but far from a bust....

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 10:37 AM
Quiet thread....

Can you believe how many posts this thread would have if it was titled "Rubio wants to play in NY?!?!"

LOL - how many of you will openly admit to saying "Rubio will never play for MN." Will anyone fess up?

Raoul Duke
06-02-2011, 10:54 AM
Quiet thread....

Can you believe how many posts this thread would have if it was titled "Rubio wants to play in NY?!?!"

LOL - how many of you will openly admit to saying "Rubio will never play for MN." Will anyone fess up?

Right here. I'm raising my hand.

I am genuinely surprised! It didn't seem like he had a lot to gain by coming over this summer. It'll be nice to actually see how good he is and put the speculation to bed finally.

Slimsim
06-02-2011, 10:56 AM
Hypothetically Lets say cavs take Derrick Williams at number 1 and decide to get Knight with he 4 pick Does Minny take kyrie or draft kantar instead and let Utah pick him

Hellcrooner
06-02-2011, 10:58 AM
I will always be conservative guessing Rubios stats but please understand he is on a 15 win team....

Add Rubio to the Knicks/Heat and he would be a monster. He's being added to the Timberwolves....

the thing bout rubio is that you can expect.

1 30 wins instead of 15 fro teh team.

2 Love receiving a 2 ppg boost in his stats.

3 wih the system nba has to award stats Rubio may very well Lead the whole nba in assists per 48 minutes AND lead the nba in assists if he plays 30+ mpg.

sep11ie
06-02-2011, 10:59 AM
What happens with Flynn?

He sucks...

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 11:23 AM
the thing bout rubio is that you can expect.

1 30 wins instead of 15 fro teh team.

2 Love receiving a 2 ppg boost in his stats.

3 wih the system nba has to award stats Rubio may very well Lead the whole nba in assists per 48 minutes AND lead the nba in assists if he plays 30+ mpg.

Don't get your panties in a bunch. The only one I see possibly coming true is #2.

The Wolves don't have the supporting cast Rubio needs to thrive. Rubio in Boston, NY, or Chicago would be amazing for him. Rondos career is being made by the cast he has to pass to...

It will be fun watching Rondo vs Kidd vs Nash vs Rubio for the assist leaders.....

AIMelo=KillaDUO
06-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Niice! Time to shine, youngster.

Hellcrooner
06-02-2011, 11:27 AM
Don't get your panties in a bunch. The only one I see possibly coming true is #2.

The Wolves don't have the supporting cast Rubio needs to thrive. Rubio in Boston, NY, or Chicago would be amazing for him. Rondos career is being made by the cast he has to pass to...

It will be fun watching Rondo vs Kidd vs Nash vs Rubio for the assist leaders.....

Offer the Pick and Darko for Marc Gasol, cross fingers and there you got Love and Marc getting points like Crazy with Rubio pick and Rolls. :p

sixer04fan
06-02-2011, 11:32 AM
If true... about time.

I think he regressed staying those extra 2 seasons. He would have benefited more playing here.

Agreed.

mttwlsn16
06-02-2011, 11:41 AM
rubio is going to be pure garbage

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 11:47 AM
He's a pure PG, that's for sure. When he scores 8 PPG but dishes 8+ assists you'll rip him for not being a scorer.

Anything short of a superstar and you'll continue to think he's garbage. Bottom line? He's 22 and will struggle for a year or two before he starts catching on. He'll never be a scorer which will be your fall back about him being "garbage"

As long as he doesn't turn into a volume shooter with poor percentages, I'll take a "pure" PG who dishes and doesn't shoot often.

knickerbockerny
06-02-2011, 11:56 AM
I doubt the Knicks go for a Johnny Flynn trade.

VikesTwinsWolve
06-02-2011, 12:01 PM
Now trade the 2nd overall for Iggy!!!

Pittz
06-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Doesn't he know the NBA is going to be locked out?

omdigga
06-02-2011, 12:11 PM
finally.. i want to see what this kid can do.. i think he's gonna be a baller.. will be interesting to see what wolves do with their pick now..

Baller1
06-02-2011, 12:14 PM
Interesting. I think he's been overhyped, but now he can at least attempt to prove me wrong.

Raoul Duke
06-02-2011, 12:16 PM
People are pretty much describing him as Jose Calderon, and that makes me sad.

Twinsfan24
06-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Doesn't he know the NBA is going to be locked out?

Yes he does but he had to sign before the current collective bargaining agreement runs out, to get paid the current rookie wages.... He may have lost millions by waiting another year.

pebloemer
06-02-2011, 12:29 PM
Doesn't he know the NBA is going to be locked out?

A new CBA likely means reduced rookie scale guaranteed salaries. So yah, I think he knows.

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 12:40 PM
Rubio is overhyped. No doubt about it. The kid is 22.

8 PPG, 5 RPG, 8APG, and 2 SPG is about what I expect. For this NBA section, who solely look at how well someone scores to determine how good of a player they are, will hate Rubio. That's just the way it is.

The NBA section will take Jennings shooting 40% at a huge clip of per game shots scoring 20 over Rubio shooting 40% and dishing out 10 per game. That's just the way it is.

Anyone who bashes Rubio because he's not a volume scorer simply doesn't understand basketball. Period.

Punk
06-02-2011, 12:48 PM
I'm still confused what does NY and Rubio have to do with anything? We didn't want him. Nobody wants a player who is a rookie and played Hide and Seek with the team that drafted him.

Twinsfan24
06-02-2011, 12:56 PM
UMMMMM hes only 20 not 22 Tony. Also he may be over hyped but no one really has a clue if he is good or not except for scouts. How many games have any of us seen? probably not many. Im gonna trust the scouts if they say hes good he is. Every one needs to see him play a season here before they can say if he is good or bad.:mad:

KingPosey
06-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Waste of a pick, guaranteed.

KingPosey
06-02-2011, 01:04 PM
Rubio is overhyped. No doubt about it. The kid is 22.

8 PPG, 5 RPG, 8APG, and 2 SPG is about what I expect. For this NBA section, who solely look at how well someone scores to determine how good of a player they are, will hate Rubio. That's just the way it is.

The NBA section will take Jennings shooting 40% at a huge clip of per game shots scoring 20 over Rubio shooting 40% and dishing out 10 per game. That's just the way it is.

Anyone who bashes Rubio because he's not a volume scorer simply doesn't understand basketball. Period.
But he isnt. He is shooting 38%, coming off the bench scoring 5 points a game, and handing out 3 assists. I watched him play in the world tourneys and he just isnt impressive imo.

VikesTwinsWolve
06-02-2011, 01:14 PM
Welcome to Minnesota Ricky Rubio!!!!!

Sixerlover
06-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Rubio is overhyped. No doubt about it. The kid is 22.

8 PPG, 5 RPG, 8APG, and 2 SPG is about what I expect. For this NBA section, who solely look at how well someone scores to determine how good of a player they are, will hate Rubio. That's just the way it is.

The NBA section will take Jennings shooting 40% at a huge clip of per game shots scoring 20 over Rubio shooting 40% and dishing out 10 per game. That's just the way it is.

Anyone who bashes Rubio because he's not a volume scorer simply doesn't understand basketball. Period.
You know that's not true. If he got 8/8 a game he'd be around the top 10 in APG. That's amazing for a rookie PG, so they wouldn't take Jennings over him.

Hawkeye15
06-02-2011, 02:15 PM
I honestly don't care to read the whole thread, I am just happy he made the decision to get over here

SteBO
06-02-2011, 02:19 PM
I like Rubio's passing ability. His offensive game neds work though, BIG TIME!!!!

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 02:59 PM
Funny to see all the hate....really is. But i cant really expect anything more. Welcome to the Wolves Rubio.

AI4MVP
06-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Rubio is overhyped. No doubt about it. The kid is 22.

8 PPG, 5 RPG, 8APG, and 2 SPG is about what I expect. For this NBA section, who solely look at how well someone scores to determine how good of a player they are, will hate Rubio. That's just the way it is.

The NBA section will take Jennings shooting 40% at a huge clip of per game shots scoring 20 over Rubio shooting 40% and dishing out 10 per game. That's just the way it is.

Anyone who bashes Rubio because he's not a volume scorer simply doesn't understand basketball. Period.

the kid is 20. and a damn good 20 year old. I cant wait til next season starts. this board is going to be silenced

Hawkeye15
06-02-2011, 03:06 PM
I am amazed the tons of you that said "Rubio will never play for Minnesota" haven't fessed up and said, "My b".

This is just the beginning however. I don't expect Rubio to be a star next season, hell he may not even start, how do we know? But he will have a 12-15-3 game, and nobody will say crap, and then follow it up with a 2 point, 7 turnover night and the predators will be out calling BUST! Wolves fans need to be ready to grow some thick skin finally about a player.

Hellcrooner
06-02-2011, 03:17 PM
I am amazed the tons of you that said "Rubio will never play for Minnesota" haven't fessed up and said, "My b".

This is just the beginning however. I don't expect Rubio to be a star next season, hell he may not even start, how do we know? But he will have a 12-15-3 game, and nobody will say crap, and then follow it up with a 2 point, 7 turnover night and the predators will be out calling BUST! Wolves fans need to be ready to grow some thick skin finally about a player.

the elvel of hate towards rubio will be unprecedent.
I dont remember EVER a rookie that was badmouthed and bashed before even playing one game.

Of course if he reacehs teh level i think he can reach wich is

14 ppg 12 apg 5 rpg and 2 spg on a WINNING team people will still bash him and say he is not a star and blah blah blah blah blah.

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 03:19 PM
I am amazed the tons of you that said "Rubio will never play for Minnesota" haven't fessed up and said, "My b".

This is just the beginning however. I don't expect Rubio to be a star next season, hell he may not even start, how do we know? But he will have a 12-15-3 game, and nobody will say crap, and then follow it up with a 2 point, 7 turnover night and the predators will be out calling BUST! Wolves fans need to be ready to grow some thick skin finally about a player.

Yeah man, i already do. Its just annoying like you said that a while back ppl said he would never play for the Wolves, now he is, no1 says they were wrong. Everyone said he would be a knick or something stupid like that. Oh well.

sweet-d
06-02-2011, 03:36 PM
i think the reason why a lot of people is don't like Rubio is because he bs'd around for a couple of seasons. If he didn't wanna play for a team that sucks then why did he enter the draft but if he does end up playing for Minnesota next season (I'll believe when i see it.) People are just tired of his bs I don't know how good Rubio's gonna be but hey I don't care because my favorite team didn't draft him.

Lake_Show2416
06-02-2011, 03:45 PM
this kid seems like a real tool, he's already making it sound like he's going to leave in his interviews after his 4 years.... the Wolves cant catch a break

AI4MVP
06-02-2011, 03:55 PM
this kid seems like a real tool, he's already making it sound like he's going to leave in his interviews after his 4 years.... the Wolves cant catch a break

your kidding right...

Gibby23
06-02-2011, 04:00 PM
I am amazed the tons of you that said "Rubio will never play for Minnesota" haven't fessed up and said, "My b".

This is just the beginning however. I don't expect Rubio to be a star next season, hell he may not even start, how do we know? But he will have a 12-15-3 game, and nobody will say crap, and then follow it up with a 2 point, 7 turnover night and the predators will be out calling BUST! Wolves fans need to be ready to grow some thick skin finally about a player.

You guys should be happy that people will be watching a Wolves player and checking his stats on a nightly basis.

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 04:04 PM
You guys should be happy that people will be watching a Wolves player and checking his stats on a nightly basis.

I have no idea if your being sarcastic...but have you ever heard of Kevin Love?

WSU Tony
06-02-2011, 04:10 PM
this kid seems like a real tool, he's already making it sound like he's going to leave in his interviews after his 4 years.... the Wolves cant catch a break

No, tools are guys whos team gets knocked out of the playoffs early so they photoshop star players in their home town colors.

That's a tool!

VikesTwinsWolve
06-02-2011, 04:16 PM
To think how many have already given up on him and he's only 20 lol. He will progress alot better as a starter here then he did over there riding the bench. Welcome to Minnesota Ricky Rubio!

roshan3ai
06-02-2011, 04:16 PM
I'm still confused what does NY and Rubio have to do with anything? We didn't want him. Nobody wants a player who is a rookie and played Hide and Seek with the team that drafted him.

... Are you serious? You don't remember us coveting Rubio? We have been trying to get him for a while now. He has openly showed interest in playing in NY...

Twinsfan24
06-02-2011, 04:21 PM
... Are you serious? You don't remember us coveting Rubio? We have been trying to get him for a while now. He has openly showed interest in playing in NY...

Really????? Can you show me one just one Quote from Ricky himself saying he wanted to be in NY?????

Cromedome
06-02-2011, 04:24 PM
It seems that Rubio is finally having a wake up call conversation with himself. Either play here overseas or swallow my pride and join the wolves....but at least i'll be in the NBA.

SteveNash
06-02-2011, 04:34 PM
To think how many have already given up on him and he's only 20 lol. He will progress alot better as a starter here then he did over there riding the bench. Welcome to Minnesota Ricky Rubio!

Rubio was best riding the bench.

He's a starter now, he's just shown he can't handle the pressure.

Being the 3rd PG off the bench after Ridnour and Flynn would probably be best for him.

KnicksR4Real
06-02-2011, 04:38 PM
congrads

Hellcrooner
06-02-2011, 04:46 PM
Rubio was best riding the bench.

He's a starter now, he's just shown he can't handle the pressure.

Being the 3rd PG off the bench after Ridnour and Flynn would probably be best for him.

I was wondering how many posts until you appeared spreading your hatred for foreigners and particularly spaniards.

MSG34
06-02-2011, 04:47 PM
I honestly believed Rubio either would have refused to play for Minnesota or Minnesota would have lost patience and traded Rubio when his value was at its height.

Either way, looks like I'm wrong.

Good for Minny, I look forward to seeing him play.

SteveNash
06-02-2011, 04:49 PM
I was wondering how many posts until you appeared spreading your hatred for foreigners and particularly spaniards.

I've said Llull is better than Rubio. Does he not count or something?

tbone2171
06-02-2011, 04:56 PM
I honestly believed Rubio either would have refused to play for Minnesota or Minnesota would have lost patience and traded Rubio when his value was at its height.

Either way, looks like I'm wrong.

Good for Minny, I look forward to seeing him play.

Thanks for admitting you were wrong

Hawkeye15
06-02-2011, 04:56 PM
You guys should be happy that people will be watching a Wolves player and checking his stats on a nightly basis.

Kevin.Love

but yes, its always positive to have players worth following for the average fan

Hawkeye15
06-02-2011, 04:59 PM
I honestly believed Rubio either would have refused to play for Minnesota or Minnesota would have lost patience and traded Rubio when his value was at its height.

Either way, looks like I'm wrong.

Good for Minny, I look forward to seeing him play.

You were one of the very respectful Knicks fans who came into the Wolves board after we took Rubio. Thanks for owning up to your missed prediction, and thank for being classy at that time man. Appreciate it.

Crackadalic
06-02-2011, 04:59 PM
To me people have to look past the stats and watch the kid play. J-kidd had 0 jumpshot coming into a league but was dangerous because of his passing. Not saying he's J-kidd but he has that same type of vision. I'll be rooting for that guy to do well and prove everyone wrong

KDM1986
06-02-2011, 05:09 PM
So whats the projected starting 5 for the wolves next year? Does Rubio get the starting spot?

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 05:11 PM
^Pretty much like the guy said on Jim rome today, you can look at his stats, but it doesnt tell you what he truely is, you have to watch him play, see his court vision, his amazing behind the back passes, to actually see what he can do. Which is spot on.

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 05:12 PM
So whats the projected starting 5 for the wolves next year? Does Rubio get the starting spot?

Im thinking he will. The starting 5 could end up a few ways. Rubio-Wes-Beas-Klove-AR (he needs to get bigger, everyone knows that, but there isnt that many big C's that he would really have a prob with besides a few). And thats not counting who we draft or trade or sign in FA.

PhillyFaninLA
06-02-2011, 05:13 PM
(posted this in the other Rubio topic)

Ricky Rubio is a victim of hype...I never bought into him and I don't now....this is the first time I looked up his stat, they don't prove me wrong.

http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=LFW
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SirDJ
06-02-2011, 05:14 PM
cant wait for this! rubio to love will be great .. as a sixer fan im also pumped cause this could def make for a iggy trade

Crackadalic
06-02-2011, 05:14 PM
Im thinking he will. The starting 5 could end up a few ways. Rubio-Wes-Beas-Klove-AR (he needs to get bigger, everyone knows that, but there isnt that many big C's that he would really have a prob with besides a few). And thats not counting who we draft or trade or sign in FA.

I always felt AR can become a Camby type center if he can just get bigger because he has the tools. If that happens that team is gonna be scary soon

Lake_Show2416
06-02-2011, 05:16 PM
No, tools are guys whos team gets knocked out of the playoffs early so they photoshop star players in their home town colors.

That's a tool!

i cant even photoshop, i got the pix cuz its an actual possibility of obtaining those players unlike the wasteland in Minnesota. Cuz unlike ur team where no1 wants to play, we r actually a coveted destination

Dont be mad at me cuz the only thing u have to look forward to is a unproven, under developed 20 year old that has wasted 2 years to get to the league & is gonna bolt as soon a he can

WolvesJagsOs
06-02-2011, 05:25 PM
I always felt AR can become a Camby type center if he can just get bigger because he has the tools. If that happens that team is gonna be scary soon

I see somewhat of a comparison to Camby, but AR has more talents on offense and proved to teh Wolves last year that he can be a good scorer.

Jaji
06-02-2011, 05:29 PM
He will be the GOAT. At least he better be after all this anticipation.

Tarheels23
06-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Sebastian Telfair 2.0

Crackadalic
06-02-2011, 05:40 PM
Sebastian Telfair 2.0

Sebastian Telfair is 6'0 compare to Rubio who is 6'4. Telfair will never have the vision rubio has and he came out of school way to early where rubio at least stay a couple of years in europe to develop

AI4MVP
06-02-2011, 05:41 PM
i cant even photoshop, i got the pix cuz its an actual possibility of obtaining those players unlike the wasteland in Minnesota. Cuz unlike ur team where no1 wants to play, we r actually a coveted destination

Dont be mad at me cuz the only thing u have to look forward to is a unproven, under developed 20 year old that has wasted 2 years to get to the league & is gonna bolt as soon a he can

lol first you say hes not going to come. then when we comes, you say hes going to bolt. what are you gunna say if he doesnt bolt? hes gunna retire?

your birth was a mistake

MSG34
06-02-2011, 06:16 PM
You were one of the very respectful Knicks fans who came into the Wolves board after we took Rubio. Thanks for owning up to your missed prediction, and thank for being classy at that time man. Appreciate it.

No problem. After two seasons, I really didn't think I'd end up posting I was wrong :laugh2:.

Punk
06-02-2011, 06:35 PM
... Are you serious? You don't remember us coveting Rubio? We have been trying to get him for a while now. He has openly showed interest in playing in NY...

And it was only IF he didn't sign in Minnesota or told them he wasn't interested. Toronto coveted Rubio as well. He has shown interest in Miami, Toronto as well.

Leave him alone already.

Gibby23
06-02-2011, 06:38 PM
Kevin.Love
but yes, its always positive to have players worth following for the average fan

He isn't that great. Solid player who will make some All Star teams, but he isn't taking the Wolves anywhere. He is maybe a better David Lee.

Punk
06-02-2011, 06:54 PM
He isn't that great. Solid player who will make some All Star teams, but he isn't taking the Wolves anywhere. He is maybe a better David Lee.

Yeah, I remember that being the same line with Zack Randolph a few years ago.

Let's quit with these baseless statements of the future.

KnicksR4Real
06-02-2011, 07:03 PM
amen

KnicksR4Real
06-02-2011, 07:03 PM
Yeah, I remember that being the same line with Zack Randolph a few years ago.

Let's quit with these baseless statements of the future.

this:D:clap:

topdog
06-02-2011, 07:27 PM
It seems that Rubio is finally having a wake up call conversation with himself. Either play here overseas or swallow my pride and join the wolves....but at least i'll be in the NBA.

Actually, sounds like what got planned out 2 years ago - Jovenhut sells Rubio's contract and its 6M buyout to Barca who gives Rubio a respectable buyout after 2 years and Rubio comes to the Wolves right on time.

If I felt like wasting my time, I'd go back to 2009 threads and pull all the Knick's pissing and moaning about how Kahn is screwing Walsh by not trading Rubio to NY. Thank you for the Knicks fan who spoke the truth on this. I'm not trying to hate on NY fans in general.

topdog
06-02-2011, 07:30 PM
Why do Rubio threads always have to turn into baseless speculation and attacks? Can we talk about HONEST and UNBIASED opinions of what we think this guy can do and can do for is team? Maybe what the Wolves should do via draft and trade?

Hellcrooner
06-02-2011, 09:35 PM
(posted this in the other Rubio topic)

Ricky Rubio is a victim of hype...I never bought into him and I don't now....this is the first time I looked up his stat, they don't prove me wrong.

http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?pcode=LFW
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check Brandon jennings stats in europe.

or paus.

or dirks

or manus.


then we will talk

roshan3ai
06-03-2011, 12:22 AM
And it was only IF he didn't sign in Minnesota or told them he wasn't interested. Toronto coveted Rubio as well. He has shown interest in Miami, Toronto as well.

Leave him alone already.

You were still wrong. You said that we didn't want him. We did want him. We wanted to draft him. We wanted to trade for him. Even after the draft we tried to get him. So we did want him

Raoul Duke
06-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Why do Rubio threads always have to turn into baseless speculation and attacks? Can we talk about HONEST and UNBIASED opinions of what we think this guy can do and can do for is team? Maybe what the Wolves should do via draft and trade?

Because he is a polarizing player.

Sure, there are level headed fans that are willing to discuss him reasonably, some of which even admit how little they know about him, but for every one of those people there are a dozen idiots saying he's going to be better than Kidd and another dozen gnashing their teeth and bemoaning the fact that he isn't a finished product.

If I were a Minny fan, I'd be excited as all get out about size. That team is going to be huge.

John Walls Era
06-03-2011, 02:15 AM
Everyone knows about his vision and all that. But what I wanna see is if his defense is as good as advertised.

WolvesJagsOs
06-03-2011, 05:05 PM
check Brandon jennings stats in europe.

or paus.

or dirks

or manus.


then we will talk

Thank you. I have seen a million of these same posts, yet people still look past it and look to stats in europe. Like many people have said, you have to watch him play, look at what he has done PLAYING, dont just look at stats.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/123066683.html?source=error

Check out what Saunders said about him. Look at alot of quotes from good NBA players that have faced him.

Tony_Starks
06-03-2011, 05:13 PM
His success will depend on ESPN. If they follow him like they did for Griffin and give him a top 10 highlight for a sweet pass, he'll be liked. If the directors for ESPN decide not to endorse the kid (and he's from a small market, they won't) then he won't be popular.

Funny how the world works.


Im sure the fact the Griffin was doing 360 dunks in games, jumping over people and smashing on them, catching ridiculous lobs on a nightly basis, and was the first rook to average 20 and 10 since Shaq had nothing to do with his popularity.......