Here's a shocker – Ricky Rubio will play in Spain for the foreseeable future.
The DKV Joventut guard will sign a six-year contract with FC Barcelona, according to Marca.com (via HoopsHype).
According to the report, Rubio’s buyout to play for Regal Barcelona
will be a record-breaking 3.7 million euros ($5.3 million), the largest in European
This doesn’t mean Rubio will spend his entire career in Europe. The
report notes that his contract will also have an opt-out clause which
would allow him to leave for the NBA. The buyout would decrease after
every season and would reportedly be low enough for Rubio to enter the
pros in the Summer of 2011.
T-Wolves knew Rubio was a gamble from the very beginning – which makes
me think they had no interest in paying two lottery-pick salaries.
they really cared about building a team, David Kahn would have drafted
Stephon Curry to play along side Jonny Flynn. In one night – you have
the backcourt of the future.
Wanna see something scary? Check out the Timberwolves depth chart:
Poor Al Jefferson – he's stuck on a team going nowhere.