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    I was just watching the dailydime on espn.com and they stated that several Euro ball clubs are offering Rubio 4 year deals at like 3-4 mil plus the buyout.

    At first you may think this is terrible news since Rubio would be a fool not to take that offer. Here is the catch! Minnesota only owns his draft rights for 4 years and then they lose him. If they fear that he is going to bolt to Europe and sign a 4 year deal they will have to make a trade or lose him for nothing.

    Everything I have read suggests Rubio would play for the Knicks and make less salary since he would make up for that with endorcement deals playing in the biggest media market in the world.

    At this point it is a game of chicken with Kahn and Kahn will blink first or else lose Rubio for nothing along with his job. The trick is to offer enough to Kahn for him to save face and his job for making a poor draft decsion.

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    its common sense trill, some people have it, some people don't.kahn over thought this **** hard.their are few teams that could afford him.this guy is gonna look foolish for not taking that chandler plus the 8th for the 5.watch the trade that he makes is less than that.

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    Yeah he can easily make tons of money in Europe. Teams like Real Madrid and FC Barcelona can easily afford to pay him tons of money and get him endorsement deals large enough to pay his buyout. Furthermore though a team in the NBA can only pay 500,000 of his buyout I'm not sure the rules hold true in Europe. If Real Madrid secures him for four years then he's pretty much going to accept the deal since he doesn't, you know, LOSE money to go there. Kahn made a dumbass move by drafting him; and if he lets this saga go on it's eventually going to be either trade him and get something (Wilson Chandler, maybe, you dumbass Kahn?) or lose Rubio forever. Rubio's only 18, he has lots of basketball left in him. He can still go to the NBA at 22.

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    Originally Posted by ANU
    its common sense trill, some people have it, some people don't.kahn over thought this **** hard.their are few teams that could afford him.this guy is gonna look foolish for not taking that chandler plus the 8th for the 5.watch the trade that he makes is less than that.
    I don't think Kahn thought at all to be honest. He was surprised Rubio slid to 5 and grabbed him up even though he was committed to signing Flynn. Netting him two pure run and gun PG's and no shooter for Jefferson to kick out to.

    He could have had a young dynamic backcourt of Flynn and either Curry or Derozen to pair up with Jefferson and Love. That would be an awesome young team that would have only been eclipsed by OKC. He is an idiot and thought he had to come in and tare it down when really he had an opportunity to be a SF away from serious playoff contender on a young ass team.

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    that block is amazing, i cant wait to see hill send rubio's ball in the stands

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    that block is amazing, i cant wait to see hill send rubio's ball in the stands
    What block?

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    Originally Posted by TR1LL10N
    I was just watching the dailydime on espn.com and they stated that several Euro ball clubs are offering Rubio 4 year deals at like 3-4 mil plus the buyout.

    At first you may think this is terrible news since Rubio would be a fool not to take that offer. Here is the catch! Minnesota only owns his draft rights for 4 years and then they lose him. If they fear that he is going to bolt to Europe and sign a 4 year deal they will have to make a trade or lose him for nothing.

    Everything I have read suggests Rubio would play for the Knicks and make less salary since he would make up for that with endorcement deals playing in the biggest media market in the world.

    At this point it is a game of chicken with Kahn and Kahn will blink first or else lose Rubio for nothing along with his job. The trick is to offer enough to Kahn for him to save face and his job for making a poor draft decsion.
    He should play here but who knows what Kahn would want in return....we have Lee and Nate to throw in any trade deal so maybe one of those guys will have to pack their bags and go to minnesota.

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    I have a feeling that Cuttino Mobley's contract is going to be our ace in the hole in a trade. I mean, any team offering a trade with us can pretty much give us any dead weight and not have to take on any additional salary in the event of a trade

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    Real Madrid and Barcelona are offering Rubio contracts? I thought they were soccer teams. So he could be playing in the midfield with kaka, C Ronaldo, messi etc?

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    Although being that their Football Clubs are the wealthiest in the world, that'd give you an idea of the revenue they could generate for him, which is why there's more sense going to the club that Sabonis, Petrovic, and other international stars went to rather than play for Minnesota and LOSE money

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    Default Draft Rights to Rubio

    [quote=TR1LL10N;96571]I
    At first you may think this is terrible news since Rubio would be a fool not to take that offer. Here is the catch! Minnesota only owns his draft rights for 4 years and then they lose him. If they fear that he is going to bolt to Europe and sign a 4 year deal they will have to make a trade or lose him for nothing.

    Unfortunately i do not think that Minnesota will lose their rights in four years. i took a look at the CBA. If a drafted player is under contract with a non NBA team or signs a contract with a non NBA team, then the draft rights go on until the draftee relents and is willing and available to sign an NBA player contract with the team that drafted him. in other words, its indefinite.

    Remember how we acquired the rights to Patrick Ewing Jr. last year? We got him for the draft rights to Frederic Weis. We drafted him in 1996.

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    if minn. only keeps his draft rights for 4 years, then why did we have frederic weis' until last year?

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    ...Good point, almost forgot about that.

    And the salt in the wound is that we could've drafted Ron Artest instead of Frederic Weis...

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    Knicks have the best chance to land this kid!! Let's wait til 12:01 am.

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    Originally Posted by TR1LL10N
    What block?
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