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Ricky Rubio’s parents turn down meeting with Timberwolves

Oct 1, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for rubio_spain.jpgThe Minnesota Timberwolves are in Europe, too. Think of them like the first opening act at a huge stadium concert, the band that comes on before the Knicks and then the Lakers take the stage. The band you kind of hear while you are still tailgating in the parking lot.

But the Timberwolves have a huge European connection, too. No, not Darko.

The Timberwolves have the rights to Ricky Rubio.

Rubio chose not to sign with the Timberwolves, instead inking a deal with Barcelona to stay in Europe for now. However, next season Rubio could come stateside. And while there Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wants to make that happen and…. well, we’ll let Alan Hahn at Newsday explain.

Reports out of Minnesota say Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is trying to get Ricky Rubio’s parents to meet him in Paris, where the Wolves play the Knicks on Wednesday, for dinner so they can discuss their son’s plans for the NBA. Apparently, The Rubios aren’t interested in having dinner with Taylor and the T-Wolves.

Rubio could come to the NBA next season, but with the looming labor situation and a lockout possible (if not likely) don’t be shocked if Rubio decides to stay in Europe another year or two. Also, if he stays there long enough he would not have to come to the NBA under the rookie salary scale (something Tiago Splitter avoided).

But when he does come to the NBA, you can bet he’d rather do it in New York than Minnesota. I wonder if Rubio’s parents would meet with Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks?

  1. RedBaronX - Oct 2, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Jake…you’re in complete denial, but that’s OK. That’s why the Timbucktoos are such a loser team. They’re in as much denial as you are.
    Keep fantasizing buddy. In the meantime the rest of the world has repeatedly gotten the message. Rubio does not want to play for the TuckNTailPuppies…um I mean the Tinkerwools, um…I mean the T-woods, I mean the T-bones…..
    OK now Jake, on the count of 3….wake up!

  2. truth - Oct 5, 2010 at 2:22 AM

    That’s brilliant, JW…Why “set foot” in Minnesota when you could play in tropical Detroit? Or Chicago, NY, Boston, Philly, Toronto, Cleveland, Denver, Salt Lake, OK City, Portland, Jersey, Washington, Indiana or Milwaukee? Winter sun paradises all!!
    Oh, by the way…doesn’t Phoenix have a hockey team? You know, that team where all the players have such huge endorsement contracts as a result of living in that huge metropolis Phoenix?
    Really, JW…are you like 10 years old? I think you need to go tell your mommie she needs to change her internet password. Go run along now, tell her!

  3. Crow - Oct 6, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    I think you’ll find that was the point I was making?

  4. aious - Nov 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Him staying may be beneficial for him to mature and get better AND will help him be better when he does come to the NBA

    But he is holding the TWolves hostage

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