Ricky Rubio, the Spanish superstar who the Minnesota Timberwolves took with the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, says that he won’t leave Barcelona until his NBA opt-out clause comes up after next season.
Not only did he say he isn’t leaving his Spanish club any time soon, but he also said that it’s possible he won’t even be playing with the Timberwolves. The T-Wolves were 15-67 last year, good for second-worst in the NBA.
“I’m open to everything,” Rubio told the Associated Press. “You never know when all of this finishes if it will be with this team.”
Photo Caption:Gheorghe Muresan helps Rubio dunk.
Rubio would like to see some improvements before he up and changes his lifestyle to become a multi-millionaire superstar.
“It’s a young team that still needs to grow, that lacks experience now and even though this year it hasn’t achieved many victories the players are evolving, and that’s important,” said the 6-foot-2 point guard.
“It’s a team that has confidence in me and that’s very important,” Rubio said of the fact that the Timberwolves declared him their only untouchable player. “They may have only won 15 games, but they are in a moment of development and we have to see how they evolve next year because it’s very important to be part of a team with vision. Let’s see next year if things gel.”
Rubio acknowledged though that, despite the fact that the Timberwolves are a wretched franchise, there is still a good possibility that he will be stuck losing and very cold.
“They have the best possibility because they hold my rights, and they’ve shown me how much they want me and for that I have to be thankful toward them,” Rubio said.
We’ll see. He hasn’t dribbled one ball in the NBA so pardon us if we don’t really care whether he likes the team he’s playing for. You’ll stink in Minnesota and like it, Ricky!