So this entire time we thought that the reason Little Ricky Rubio wasn’t coming to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves was because he couldn’t get out of his contract. Now come to find out, Little Ricky could have came to the NBA this year if he wanted to, but didn’t because he was scared. Here is part of the statement released today by David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations:
On Saturday night, an agreement was reached between Dan Fegan, the agent for Ricky Rubio, Jordi Villacampa, the president of Joventut Badalona and myself…to buy out the last two years of Ricky´s contract with Joventut so that he could play in the NBA next season.
So we hate to tell you all this again about something regarding Little Ricky, but we told you so. The kid is flat out just not that good of a player and the triv part is he knows it. So rather than come to the NBA and play against the best, he’d rather sit over there in the EuroLeague and play against second rate competition.
No offense to any of the Americans that play overseas, but I bet if you gave them the opportunity to play in the NBA, they’d be over here in a New York second.