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Ricky Rubio is currently property of the Minnesota Timberwolves… but the consensus is that there is no way in hell that he will play for them. That consensus doesn't include the TWolves, apparently… which means Ricky's family will be pushing for him to play for someone else.
The Timberwolves continue to push him toward the N.B.A. as soon as possible, contending privately that they have a commitment from him for next season. But Rubio’s camp does not appear to be convinced.
“The bottom line is, why would he want to play in Minnesota?” a senior member of Rubio’s camp said this month. “He’ll continue to say all the diplomatic things, and Minnesota needs to keep his value up for trade purposes, but the family’s preference is to be on the East Coast, specifically New York, Miami or Boston. He wouldn’t be troubled if he has to stay another year.”
I doubt this will happen. I don't think Rubio would come here to be a back up to Rondo… though it would be interesting to see these two be thrown at opponents. Rubio is exciting, but there are serious questions about his game. Much like Rondo, his jumper is a weakness. And he's had his ups and downs internationally despite all those highlights.
Of those 3 teams, I could see Miami trying to make a play for Ricky seeing as they are so weak at the point… and his flashy style of play could be an exciting compliment to Wade and LeBron… especially on the break.
Rubio will play in the NBA someday. It might not be for the TWolves… but it probably won't be for the Celtics, either.