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ricky-rubio-of-FCBESPN is reporting that despite Timberwolves GM David Kahn’s best and most recent efforts, DKV Joventut has traded the Ricky Rubio rights to FC Barcelona. As reported, according to Rubio’s contract, he will not be able to get to the NBA until 2011 without anothr financial arrangement between the Wolves and his new team.

Does this mean that the speculation about Rubio coming to New York will end? Of course not. As unlikely as Rubio was to don Orange and Blue before at least the next two seasons, the Spanish point guard, like Lebron, is a good focal point for future dreams and a distraction from the 2009-2010 MSG product.

Now perhaps we can focus on developments relevant to the current team, a term used loosely until a roster is set.

September 1, 2009 - Posted by | Rick Rubio, Uncategorized


  1. Fanatics are the Knicks so “Irrelevant” that we have moved from blogging about OPP to OPD (other peoples draft). Is this how we keep discussions going. Let’s not stop with Rubio and the Wolves, how about Jennings and the Bucks, Harden and OK-City, Griff and the Clips. Man it is hard times in the City when Jared Jeff and Rubio are your Headliners.

    Welcome aboard and realize that Wilson Chandlers (WC) strengths are being negated by a Head Coach that insists on making his former teammate’s son a star. The Roost-TA is a 3, and so is WC, so WC has been moved to 2. Wilson is a 3, period. As a 3, Wilson could use his power to post smaller 3s, his leaping ability and instincts around the hoop to get garbage baskets, while his quickness would allow him to roam inside for lay-ups and dunks. As a 2, WC plays away from the rim, the quickness advantage is eliminated or matched by the smaller defenders.

    Auggie I agree with you. As long as WC is a 2 he will be an average baller.

    Peace & Blessings

    Comment by Statesman2 | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. LOL.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. Co-sign on State’s missive to Auggie.

    And that is how we keep discussions going Mr. States-Must-Be-Enjoying-His-Summer-Since-We-Rarely-Read-His-Ass-Before-Labor-Day.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. In a village of Fanatics, noone wants to be the Idiot. Caution and guarded fanaticism are natural discussion killers.
    []’Anfoni is exactly what we [Fanatics] thought he was–7 seconds fake-out and no “D”. NYK BB is all about D and playoff basketball atmosphere from jump (October-June).
    What is one to read from all those stellar assistants hired by Kahn in Minny? The contingency plan is built-in just to stay relevant in case “Clipboard Kurt” does not pan out. He sure didn’t blaze trails the last time he was handed the whistle. In the words of Bill Parcells, “let’s not put him in the HOF just yet”.

    Steady as IT goes against Chapel Hill.

    Comment by Steady | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. Welcome Auggie. I agree that Wilson Chandler would be better at the 3 than the 2, but the “plan” is to justify the selection of Gallo at No 6 last year–over some other choices (Eric Gordon for one)on the board. Wilson’s handle needs improvement but he has the size and quickness to defend the bigger 2 guards in the league and I prefer him on the floor over Larry Hughes.

    Nevetheless, I wonder if D’Antoni and Walsh are actually on the same page. If Gallo is so superior as a 3, then why is there so much emphasis on attracting Lebron James who is the NBA’s quintessential small forward. If Le Saint James does indeed come, then where does Dani-boy play other than back-up 3? If that is the plan, then Wilson’s future on the team is indeed temporary. Recall that Walsh offered to trade Chandler for the Wizard’s 5th pick before Minnesota put up a better offer. Who did Walsh really want at the 5th spot in the draft — Rubio or Curry? If either one were chosen, Gallo would be the only 3 on the team with perhaps Jeffries as a back-up (Q was already gone).

    At any rate, Auggie, your post has provoked a bit of commentary and it will be interesting to see how D’Antoni utilizes Wilson and Gallo over the course of the season.
    Welcome again to the Fanatics community and post your thoughts as the spirit moves.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Insightful and provocative PUP. Useful post. Very useful.
      Steady as the blows between the NY MSMs.


      Comment by Steady | September 2, 2009 | Reply

    • I love it Prince. That is a doggone good point about whether Walsh and D’Antoni are on the same page. Walsh made it clear that they have no idea who they are buying with that cap space money, but the focus on LeBron surely throws a lot of uncertainty Chandler’s way unless you see him as a career back-up.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. Glad to read that that our old horses and new heads are out in anticipation of this upcoming regular season.

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 2, 2009 | Reply

    • O&B,
      What upcoming season?????? You mean Rubio’s and Jennings?

      Comment by Peaceman | September 2, 2009 | Reply

      • Peace

        Didn’t you get the official memo from MSG via Alan Hahn…

        This upcoming season is filler, the veritable dark tunnel that leads to a light at the end.

        Hope that light isn’t from an oversized 18 wheeler dose of reality b/c I want koolaid also. NOT!

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 2, 2009

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