To all you Rubio nay-sayers out there…

…Take a look at all of this:

Mark Woods/Star Tribune

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Timberwolf/Bleacher Report

Austin Burton/Dime Mag

Trey Kirby/Yahoo! Sports

Bethlehem Shoals/NBA Fanhouse

Kurt Helin/ProBasketballTalk

The list goes on and on. Some of those articles state that Rubio was right in not coming to Minnesota this season, and maybe he never will. The way I see it, publicity is publicity. Any “pub” is good “pub,” right? As long as people keep infatuating over Europe’s pony-boy, the Timberwolves will keep reaping the benefits.

Love him or hate him here, Europe loves the guy. He won the Euroleague’s Rising Star Trophy — again. And the attention always seems to be focused on him. He only played 17 minutes in the championship you say? He only had bajillion articles written about how he and Barcelona won the championship the next day? My point exactly.

The Wolves are eating Rubio’s publicity up. The question now is what will they do with it. Maybe they let Rubio’s stock reach to the stars and then trade him away when they steal the #1 pick and John Wall in the NBA Draft. Or just sit on his rights until he does come over, which will lead to even more “Rubio-rage.” Whatever they do, they know that they are sitting on a big pile of dirt and underneath that dirt is a giant, golden nugget. My guess is they sit on that dirt until the time is just right. Or until the rain washes the dirt away revealing a golden nugget and then someone comes by and steals it from our unfortunate fingers. Just our luck, right?

About Jonah Steinmeyer

Been a Wolves fan for probably way too long to be considered a sane human anymore. An avid golfer in my free time. I cheer for Minnesota sports but live in Florida.

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CBird18
CBird18

Anybody else see KG take a nice little jab at the T'wolves last night? Something like... If I knew what I know now, I would have left a lot sooner. Stay Classy KG!

CBird18
CBird18

That is a good point. I really want to know what Kahn was thinking last year. Now that the draft is good and done, can someone please ask him why he drafted 3 points gurads in a row, followed by another point guard acquisition (Ramon Sessions). Honestly, he has to give us something better than. "Well actually, I can envision Jonnhy Flynn and Ricky Rubio playing together". ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I think in order to ever truly move on from the 2009 draft, I need Kahn to say these exact 57 words. "Dude, that 2009 draft? Let me tell you something...I F***** up! No lie, I really did. I drafted Rubio with every intention of trading his buyout having, contract signing, 17 year old behind the back passing *ss. Truth is everyone bailed on me. Yup, thats right. Couldn't get a trade. So there I was sitting with 2 point guards with 2 top 10 picks. One of which might never play for us, the other so far is an underacheiving PG that creates more turnovers than assists. It sucks I know, but I tried to trade him, I really did! Now I am stuck with the "Worst GM In The League" Tag." I need those words Kahn! I need em'

JSteinmeyer
JSteinmeyer

Ha wow. I don't even know what to say back to that one! Ha ha

CBird18
CBird18

Instead of hopping on the very, very small rubio bandwagon. Maybe think about an intelligent comparison between Rubio and Wall? Short term effect, long term effect. I am confident that you will find Wall a better selection for this team, the T'wolves.

JSteinmeyer
JSteinmeyer

I don't hope on any bandwagons quickly! I'm just starting to come around to the idea that Rubio could be the real deal! Sure, if you look at it, Wall would probably be the best solution for the Wolves especially in the short-term. The only problem is that he isn't anything close to a sure thing either. We would need to win the lottery to get him because, I will tell you now, no team will trade out of that spot if they get it. So either way you spin it, both have their pros and cons. We already own Rubio's rights and can do whatever we want with them. With Wall, we need to win the lottery before we can continue this conversation.

CBird18
CBird18

I agree, the praise for Rubio is good for business but this franchise has been tortured enough for the last few years. We cannot afford to sit around and wait for this guy. No one in the world can predict when Rubio will enter the league. Go let a team who has the time to wait jump all over him. We need to get the ball rolling NOW. I have yet to see anything amazing about him. From what I have heard and read, he is not the big dog on the team and has had a horrible shooting percentage. I know we have all seen a couple behind the back passes, thats great and everything. But does he have the raw natural talent like wall? Can he explode the basket, dunk, shoot, pass? Does he have the killer instict and will to win like wall? I cant say I have seen that yet. Plus wall is in the united states not tied under a 6 year contract. If this were another team I would say wait it out with Rubio. Put the T'wolves need excitement and encouragement now. What if some Europe team offers rubio a HUGE contract and he stays in europe, his homeland? Cant the T'wolves really afford to take that gamble? You are out of your mind if you think so. In a perfect world for you, Rubio would finish this year out. Someone, somehow, some way he would buy out of his 6 year contract. How much is that going to cost and whos paying?? Who knows. Now he is out of his contract. What if Rubio coming off his championship year says, you know what I can go top 3 this year if I enter the draft again? Too many risks for Rubio. Trade him. Draft Wall.

Libraryben
Libraryben

RT @howlintwolf: New @HowlinTWolf: To all you Rubio nay-sayers out there… http://bit.ly/aBmeRk #TWolves #NBA #MN: specifically @thebrandi This comment was originally posted on Twitter

LateNiteAlumnus
LateNiteAlumnus

RT @howlintwolf: New @HowlinTWolf: To all you Rubio nay-sayers out there… http://bit.ly/aBmeRk #TWolves #NBA #MN This comment was originally posted on Twitter

Twolves_Blogs
Twolves_Blogs

Howlin’ T-Wolf: To all you Rubio nay-sayers out there…: …Take a look at all of this: Mark Woods/Star Tribune David… http://bit.ly/awmkUC This comment was originally posted on Twitter

howlintwolf
howlintwolf

New @HowlinTWolf: To all you Rubio nay-sayers out there… http://bit.ly/aBmeRk #TWolves #NBA #MN This comment was originally posted on Twitter