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T-Wolves closer to buying out Rubio

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11:22 AM ET 12.12 | The Timberwolves' contract buyout for their top draft pick two years ago, point guard Ricky Rubio, is down to $1 million, and there's no doubt the Spanish guard will come to Minnesota next season.

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December 12, 2010  11:32 AM ET

Good they need him, I watched the Bulls- wolves game last night. The Timberwolve's probably have the worst back court in the NBA

December 12, 2010  11:55 AM ET

I've seen a few of Rubio's games with Real Madrid and he's actually kind of good.

December 12, 2010  12:19 PM ET

Stay in Spain, Bro.

December 12, 2010  12:40 PM ET

Rubio was going to fly in Today ....but, the Airport in Minny was close cause of SNOW ;) ...

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December 12, 2010  01:27 PM ET

I LOVE LA is a ****

December 12, 2010  01:37 PM ET

Lmao, damn that's just sad

December 12, 2010  01:41 PM ET

Nice hair

December 12, 2010  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And a 36th pg will help?

anything would help, that team is awful.

December 12, 2010  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good they need him, I watched the Bulls- wolves game last night. The Timberwolve's probably have the worst back court in the NBA

That is only because their #1 point guard has been injured since the beginning of the season.

Jonny Flynn 14.4 PPG, 4.5 DIMES - 20 years old

Flynn's numbers last year were every bit comparable to Brandon Jennings. We will see how soon his hip heals, but it will be a huge help to their backcourt.

December 12, 2010  06:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And a 36th pg will help?

yeah, they have so many PG's now. They have the injured Flynn, Ridnour, and Telfair (until Flynn is ready anyway). How dare a team carry so many PGs?

December 12, 2010  07:34 PM ET

Is Kahn officially the worst GM around, or is there a competition for that slot?

December 13, 2010  11:59 AM ET
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Rubio is overrated and he won't be as good as some people overhypes him to be.

what are you basing that on? the nba guys who have played against him in int'l tourneys all say he's pretty impressive. brandon jennings was dismissive when he played against him, but you know.... consider the source there. that kid thinks he's a lot better than he is.

December 13, 2010  02:12 PM ET

go to LA bro.

December 13, 2010  04:45 PM ET

OVERATED. Just ask Brandon Jennings.

December 13, 2010  09:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Is Kahn officially the worst GM around, or is there a competition for that slot?

IDK, you tell me, he managed to keep Kevin Love who has becom one of the best young forwards in the league, he got Michael beasley from the heat, who is now averaging 22 points a game for a bag of chips, and he signed Darko Milicic for less than the league average for starting centers and Milicic is having a carrer year and is leading th e league in blocked shots. Yeah, get some facts before you make yourself look stupid

December 14, 2010  11:22 AM ET

funny how practically everyone from the USA team said that rubio was legit (kobe, kidd, durant, love) -- then you got this goofball saying that because rudy fernandez (whos terrible) and pau gasol (great TEAM -average bball player- gets away with bullsh!t) said he's bad, he would believe them. first the kid is barely 20 years old. his jumper isnt that good, but who cares, not that many 20 year olds have a great jumper. he does everything else better. court vision, passing, defense, steals...exactly what the wolves need. yeah they need a scorer, but i believe once martell webster is healthy he can put up 20 to 25 legit every night if he gets minutes...plus wesley johnson is a rook so give him time, he's def got a smooth J...a lot better than most guys on every team. with rubio and maybe a type B free agent, plus a lottery draft pick next year...the wolves could find themselves in the playoffs -- mark my words

December 14, 2010  12:32 PM ET

Nice i like to see the twolves love. Season ticket holder here and dam do they look good in person, especially having their #1 pg out and webster. few more pieces and were gunna be playoff bound. Season ticket holder here. How about that 31-31 night???

 
December 14, 2010  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#33):

funny how practically everyone from the USA team said that rubio was legit (kobe, kidd, durant, love) -- then you got this goofball saying that because rudy fernandez (whos terrible) and pau gasol (great TEAM -average bball player- gets away with bullsh!t) said he's bad, he would believe them. first the kid is barely 20 years old. his jumper isnt that good, but who cares, not that many 20 year olds have a great jumper. he does everything else better. court vision, passing, defense, steals...exactly what the wolves need. yeah they need a scorer, but i believe once martell webster is healthy he can put up 20 to 25 legit every night if he gets minutes...plus wesley johnson is a rook so give him time, he's def got a smooth J...a lot better than most guys on every team. with rubio and maybe a type B free agent, plus a lottery draft pick next year...the wolves could find themselves in the playoffs -- mark my words

You're an idiot. Gasol averages 20/11/2 per game w/ an 82% FT rate with him listed as a Center (which he really is NOT.). That's AVERAGE?? Post up a bunch of stats of other players that exceed these...so show he is AVERAGE. NEXT!

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