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Bjelica, Rubio in Minnesota for 2012?

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09:46 AM ET 08.04 | Waiving Delonte West was not the only transaction Minnesota completed Tuesday. Timberwolves second-round pick Nemanja Bjelica on Monday signed a five-year contract with a buyout option to leave for the NBA after two years with Spanish club Caja Laboral, the team for which newly signed Spurs prospect Tiago Splitter played. That buyout option would place Bjelica, a point guard in a 6-foot-10 power forward's body, with the Wolves in 2012, which also could be the year Ricky Rubio joins them if the 2011-12 NBA season is lost, or mostly lost, to labor strife. Bjelica will be 24 if he joins the Wolves in two years.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Nemanja Bjelica, Getty Images Nemanja Bjelica, Getty Images
August 4, 2010  09:55 AM ET

LMFAO, I love how they mentioned he's a PG in a forward's body! That must be the buzz word there or something!

August 4, 2010  09:56 AM ET

The Timberwolves shouldn't even deserve a whole article lol

August 4, 2010  09:58 AM ET

Como estas, Bro.

August 4, 2010  10:13 AM ET

With all these guards, maybe the Timberwolves are planning to join the 'And 1' tour. They can't possibility be thinking about competing in the NBA.

August 4, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

With all these guards, maybe the Timberwolves are planning to join the 'And 1' tour. They can't possibility be thinking about competing in the NBA.

I'm I dreaming or is this for real?

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August 4, 2010  10:33 AM ET

Maybe Bejlica can convince Rubio that Minny has some decent Paella and Sangria so that he won't miss home too much...

August 4, 2010  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

LMFAO, I love how they mentioned he's a PG in a forward's body! That must be the buzz word there or something!

i was confused when they drafted that guy he didn't seem to fit the team strategy of an all pg starting 5, but it makes sense now

August 4, 2010  11:01 AM ET

What is with all of these blurry **** pics.
Am I still drunk

August 4, 2010  11:25 AM ET

Is Nemanja Bjelica any good?

August 4, 2010  12:19 PM ET

Who cares! I mean, who really gives a good f___k!

August 4, 2010  12:51 PM ET

hahahahahahhahahahha

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August 4, 2010  01:19 PM ET
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i was confused when they drafted that guy he didn't seem to fit the team strategy of an all pg starting 5, but it makes sense now

I agree. If the Wolves can get Rubio to come and talent like Beasley starts to live up to their promise, they may be a competitive team in the future, which is the goal in the first place. With all the angst over the Vikings and the Wild playing mediocre, it would definitely be help to make the Wolves relevant in this town again.

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August 4, 2010  01:30 PM ET

Way to go FanNation. Last week they named the Timberwolves the worse managed team in the league. This week they offer the proof.

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August 4, 2010  02:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Are you like one of those fantasy loving NY Knicks fanatics? Wake up man...

LMFAO

August 4, 2010  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Way to go FanNation. Last week they named the Timberwolves the worse managed team in the league. This week they offer the proof.

I think someone's reading Wolves wrong. With Darko at 5 and Beasly at the 4 spot... that's some scary **** front court.

 
August 4, 2010  03:18 PM ET

I don't even understand why the Timberwolves signed these players. If they aren't gonna play, why draft them? They should have gotten someone else than Rubio.

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