In a stroke of good luck the likes of which the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t seen in quite some time, Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio is planning on joining the team next season, just in time for the lockout. Two years after Rubio was drafted, he’ll finally be leaving Barcelona to play in Minneapolis, because he has had enough of the gorgeous weather, beautiful women and plentiful tapas.
Between his pricey buyout, the Timberwolves’ location and the fact that the team drafted a second point guard immediately after selecting Rubio, many assumed that Rubio wouldn’t be joining the team any time soon. In fact, just a week ago, Wolves owner Glen Taylor went on record saying he wasn’t sure if Rubio would cross the seas if there was going to be a lockout. So yeah, pretty surprising news.
So surprising, in fact, that even Kevin Love was skeptical at first.
But once everything was confirmed, he got over those reservations and started considering the advantages of having a pass-first point guard to play with.
And then he fell asleep to the soothing thoughts of pocket passes and open jumpers.
Even better, with the addition of Rubio, the Timberwolves will now have three-fifths of the classic boy band lineup in place. Rubio’s the cute one, Kevin Love’s the older brother with the linebeard and Michael Beasley is the bad boy. With two picks in the first round, they should be able to find the nice guy and the wild card, no problem. Nice to see everything’s falling in to place in Minnesota.