Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ricky Rubio joining Kevin Love in Minnesota

Ricky Rubio is finally going to the Timberwolves. The big question is what difference does it make. What is Minnesota's record going to be? Is Rubio a bust? Many thought so when Rubio ditched Minnesota for Barcelona but I do not think so. David Kahn the GM of the Timberwolves knew that Rubio would spend a few more years in Spain when he drafted him with the 5th pick in the 2009 draft. In the 2009 draft Rubio was the 1st prospect instead of Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry, and James Harden. Blake Griffin came back from injury to become an all-star his rookie year. Ricky Rubio is also coming back from injury. Ricky Rubio's rookie year will be one where all the other rookies have little potential so the next Steve Nash should be able to get rookie of the year easily. Ricky Rubio will do well by himself but what about his team? Rubio should be able to lead (instead of Kevin Love) the T-Wolves to the playoffs in Rubio's rookie season. Minnesota will not be able to contend until Rubio's second year and that is considering Love sticks around and that they use their young trade chips in Jonny Flynn, Michael Beasley, and Wesley Johnson to their advantage. After all I am sure that a Beasley, Johnson trade could get Danny Granger from the Pacers. Ricky Rubio is a future superstar who can make Minnesota a dangerous team.

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