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    Default Rubio signs 6-year deal with Barcelona Regal

    with buyout option for 2011.
    Ricky Rubio has agreed to a six year deal with Barcelona Regal with a buyout provision in 2011 to leave for Minnesota, a source tells Y!
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    I don't think he's ever coming to the NBA. Not to the T-Wolves at least. David Kahn is such a dumbass. If he didn't take him, he probably would have fallen to us. **** David Kahn and **** the T-Wolves.

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    T-Wolves.......


    EPIC FAIL.

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    After weeks of courting Spanish league officials for a favorable contract buyout, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] brash general manager, David Kahn, failed to deliver point guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ], sources told Yahoo! Sports on Monday night.
    Rubio – the fifth pick in the 2009 NBA draft – has agreed to a six-year contract with Regal FC Barcelona that doesn’t allow for an escape to the NBA until 2011. Kahn made several trips to Spain to try to get Rubio’s previous team, DKV Joventut, to lower his $8 million buyout price, but couldn’t get it done.

    The Timberwolves will retain Rubio’s rights, and will now hand the team’s point guard duties to rookie [Only registered and activated users can see links. ][Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Kahn drafted Flynn one pick behind Rubio.
    Rubio, 18, apparently won’t play for the T’wolves until the 2011-12 season, and that’s devastating for the franchise’s new regime, which hoped to tout Rubio as one of its fresh-faced stars. Minnesota was able to legally pay only $500,000 toward the buyout, and the relative constraints of the Twin Cities’ market made the accumulation of endorsement deals difficult to close the gap on the buyout figure. Rubio would’ve made nearly $3.3 million in the NBA this season as the fifth pick in the draft.
    Rubio is one of the most celebrated young prospects to ever come out of Europe, a cult figure who has played pro ball since his 15th birthday. Kahn, the NBA Developmental League owner who was the surprise choice of Minnesota’s ownership to replace former GM Kevin McHale, has banked a lot of his early credibility on how he’s handled Rubio’s buyout negotiations.
    Rubio and his family were never enamored with Minnesota, and along with agent Dan Fegan, longed for a big-city franchise to market Rubio’s wares. Now, there’s a chance that Minnesota eventually will have to trade Rubio’s rights – perhaps to the New York Knicks, a preferred destination – when it’s time for the point guard to leave Europe in 2011.
    For now, Rubio will play for Spain in the upcoming European Championships in Poland. After that, he’ll be with Barcelona for a minimum of two years. His future in the NBA – with Minnesota, or elsewhere – remains in the future.

    Looks like we got the fifth pick without losing anyone. David Kahn made his first mistake as GM. And now we have earned credibility. Something for a big free agent to look forward to.

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    Originally Posted by ____I♥NY____
    Looks like we got the fifth pick without losing anyone. David Kahn made his first mistake as GM. And now we have earned credibility. Something for a big free agent to look forward to.
    Sounds like that's not true, unfortunately. Twitter from Alan Hahn:
    Sorry to burst the bubble...Source tells me the Rubio-[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] rumor is "way off". Kahn will prob wait a year before considers trade.

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    Originally Posted by JayJ44
    Sounds like that's not true, unfortunately. Twitter from Alan Hahn:
    Damn, Good Find. But it's a possibility since Alan Hahn has been wrong many times in the past.

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