Ricky Rubio Giving Minny A Chance?
Old 07-16-2009, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ricky Rubio Giving Minny A Chance?

According to a wiretap from RealGM, Ricky accepts that if he plays in the NBA he's gonna play for Minnesota.


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Old 07-16-2009, 03:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It was always about the buy-out.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It was always about the buy-out.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh I'm tired of this bullshit with Ricky.

Just come to the NBA or don't, make up your mind.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ahh I'm tired of this bullshit with Ricky.

Just come to the NBA or don't, make up your mind.
Theres no "make up your mind" in this situation. If he leaves now he will owe 8 million dollars to DKV joventut, NBA teams can only pay 500.000$ for a buyout, that means that he needs to pay that kind of money to play in the NBA. Until DKV decides to reduce the buyout he cant go anywhere. Right now theres a battle between his agent, DKV and the Timberwolves.
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Theres no "make up your mind" in this situation. If he leaves now he will owe 8 million dollars to DKV joventut, NBA teams can only pay 500.000$ for a buyout, that means that he needs to pay that kind of money to play in the NBA. Until DKV decides to reduce the buyout he cant go anywhere. Right now theres a battle between his agent, DKV and the Timberwolves.
Ah I thought that the price was settled and it was around 3 million he had to pay. He first said he would go through with the buyout, then chose teams he didn't want to play on, resulting in Minny drafting him 5th, and then he said he isn't coming over because of the buyout, and now hes saying he might. I just wish we would either find out if hes coming to the NBA or not. I didn't realize that the price of the buyout wasn't settled, and I thought it was a lot lower than that
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He wanted to play in a bigger market (particulary NY) because he would get a lot more money for commercials and that kind of stuff and that would help pay his buyout. This buyout initially was 4.7 milion euros, now its 6 if Im not mistaken. He said he didnt care to stay another two years in DKV and the Wolves said they didnt care to wait because that would force the team to reduce the buyout. DKV needs the money to pay I huge debt with the spanish IRS. If he stayed those two years the buyout would dissapear and boom no money for DKV.
Its all part of the negotiation. Dan Fegan (His agent) screw up and didnt sell well enough to Sac and OKC that getting him was a good idea. He will earn less money because he dropped to number 5 in the draft, wich again meant less money to pay the buyout.

Its all about the money.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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european players are organizations are a nuance when it comes to the draft. personally, i don't understand how professional players are even granted into the entry draft to begin with, let alone players that are still currently signed to a contract. The NBA needs to sort it out, especially when players like rubio and fran vazquez can so easily screw over the teams who drafted them.
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I agree that it probably needs a good reform. Fran Vazquez is a particular story though, he is a weird guy. It is said he has some deep social life problems. He had his best year so far in his career but declined to go to the national team.
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european players are organizations are a nuance when it comes to the draft. personally, i don't understand how professional players are even granted into the entry draft to begin with, let alone players that are still currently signed to a contract. The NBA needs to sort it out, especially when players like rubio and fran vazquez can so easily screw over the teams who drafted them.
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european players are organizations are a nuance when it comes to the draft. personally, i don't understand how professional players are even granted into the entry draft to begin with, let alone players that are still currently signed to a contract. The NBA needs to sort it out, especially when players like rubio and fran vazquez can so easily screw over the teams who drafted them.

Exactly.

Though in Rubio's case, staying in Europe might not be that bad of an idea. I know he is nice and all, but he looks like a middle school prep boy more than he does a professional athlete. Let him play two more years in Europe, get bigger, improve his game, and come into the league at the age of 20 with a likely chance of contributing right away. He is still only 18, if he was American, he would be forced to attend college or go to Europe for a year, anyway. The Wolves will still have his rights, and they will be able to sign, essentially, a more complete player without all this hassle.
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Exactly.

Though in Rubio's case, staying in Europe might not be that bad of an idea. I know he is nice and all, but he looks like a middle school prep boy more than he does a professional athlete. Let him play two more years in Europe, get bigger, improve his game, and come into the league at the age of 20 with a likely chance of contributing right away. He is still only 18, if he was American, he would be forced to attend college or go to Europe for a year, anyway. The Wolves will still have his rights, and they will be able to sign, essentially, a more complete player without all this hassle.
I agree he could possibly risk injury by coming over so quick AKA Livingston.
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David Kahn is planning a trip to Spain to meet DKV Joventut officials about lowering the steep $6.6 million buyout clause in draft pick Ricky Rubio’s contract, sources with knowledge of Kahn’s plans told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.

Kahn will meet with Rubio and his family on the trip, the sources said, but the journey’s primary objective is to work with the European team about finding a way to get Rubio to the T’wolves this seaso
RealGM: Basketball Wiretap Archives: Kahn To Meet With DKV Joventut Officials On Rubio Buyout
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