Ricky Rubio, selected with the No. 5 pick in the 2009 draft, wants to play in the NBA at some point, but for now he’s concentrating on playing in Spain.
“I am still talking to Minnesota but at the moment it’s not foremost in my thoughts,” Rubio told Reuters. “Next year we’ll think about whether I go over there. I’ll talk with whom I need to talk to, with Barcelona, with Minnesota, with my agents, and we’ll decide.”
“It’s an exciting prospect playing in the NBA, one that every player wants. When you are little you dream about it. There are (Spanish) players who go there and things don’t go well and they prefer to come back, others who triumph,” he added.
Rubio has an NBA escape-clause in his contract after the 2010-11 season.
Seeing that we’re a long year away from any such arrival of one Sir. Ricky Rubio, I wouldn’t make much of this report – After all, it did come off of ESPN’s Rumor page. But if this kind of thing continues to pop up during the next twelve months, it should be a case to worry about. It’ll be hard convincing our savior to hop the pond to play for us if he had spent the entire year ducking and dodging any things having to do with us.