July 30, 2009
Tryouts for the Spanish national team start today and the 18-year-old Ricky Rubio(notes) wants to know just where he's going to be for the next big chunk of his life. Ah, youth. Life just isn't that simple, Ricky. Surely you know that by now.
Life gets trickier as well when you are a top draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves but is also under contract to another team back in Spain. (Go DKV Joventut!) Rubio seems to have worked out that situation by supposedly being close to getting a five-year deal offered to him from Regal FC Barcelona that'll give him $1.4 million every year to throw around. Sorry, 'Wolves fans.
But wait! There's hope on the horizon. The deal reportedly has a clause that would let Rubio out of his deal in two years. Hello, NBA!