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This may be the year we see Rubio


08:10 AM ET 05.05 | Will Ricky Rubio ever agree to play for Minnesota? Here's why he just might be ready to make the move to the NBA -- and thus to the Wolves, who own his league rights for as long as he continues to play professionally without sitting out an entire season -- now: His playing time and development has regressed rather than developed playing for a veteran-filled, championship-caliber team in his hometown. A provision in the NBA's soon-to-expire labor agreement with players allows him to sign under the current rookie scale by May 31 rather than gamble on what a new Collective Bargaining Agreement might look like for rookies, whenever they might be hammered out. That new CBA could take some time.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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May 5, 2011  08:14 AM ET

He looks like a soccer player in that pic.

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May 5, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Why does everyone hate this guy before he ever gets the chance to play?

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May 5, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Rubio is here!! Rubio is here!!
Lockout is here too!! Lockout is here too!!

May 5, 2011  08:46 AM ET


May 5, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Does anybody care anymore, Bro?

May 5, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Still playing in the Spainish league playoffs ..... so between now and May 31 ..... Ricky would need to do his Buyout of his Euro contact, which I read as a Buyout AFTER July 1, ...the FIBA & NBA, all contacts run till June 30 ! a team in the NBA or Euro can not sign a player from the other just for the Playoffs ....

HOW, is he is going to sign with the t-Wolves before that?

May 5, 2011  09:21 AM ET

they should at least try another pic. this is getting boring

May 5, 2011  09:23 AM ET

don't they have anything else better to do? like soothing kevin love's groin?

May 5, 2011  09:46 AM ET

When and if he comes to the NBA if he is a soft fraud he will be exposed immediately.

May 5, 2011  09:59 AM ET

The shame is, no matter how good this kid is in the NBA it can never offset the drama that's occurred before he got here.

Yeah, just like no one forgot about how Eli Manning cried like a baby and wouldn't play for the Chargers....

Oh yeah, no one remembers that.

May 5, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Rubio and K-Love are the building blocks of a T-Wolves dynasty. Wait and see.

May 5, 2011  10:30 AM ET

I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we are all giddy with excitement

You captured my feelings explicitly!

May 5, 2011  10:53 AM ET

I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we are all giddy with excitement

lol... Minny is a lost cause... You notice Minny fans dont ever defend their team when someone says something neg about them lol

May 5, 2011  10:53 AM ET

Rubio and K-Love are the building blocks of a T-Wolves dynasty. Wait and see.

Ill wait! in my Kat williams voice.

May 5, 2011  10:59 AM ET

So now a bad pic is a even worse player... nice job Wolves... no wonder you guys suck.

May 5, 2011  11:36 AM ET

This guy was a stud, the Wolves should have traded his rights last year while he was high

May 5, 2011  11:41 AM ET

I'm standing up for the Wolves, so take your best shot smart guy!
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