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Impact of Ricky Rubio coming to the NBA this season.

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Impact of Ricky Rubio coming to the NBA this season.

In the heavily guard position stocked 2009 NBA draft, which featured such guards as Steph Curry, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, James Harden and Jonny Flynn, the looming mystery of Spanish point guard who had Jason Kidd-like court vision and the ability to make passes like Steve Nash (not to mention a similar hair style), Ricky Rubio would translate to the NBA. Drafted 5th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky has yet to step foot on an NBA court, but that has now changed since a buyout to his Spanish League contract took place not too long ago. Ricky was an impressive player in that draft class, but has since then dropped statistically in limited minutes on his Spanish team. Ricky will join the T-Wolves next season, but the upcoming draft has many question marks for the Wolves. How will they address their #2 pick? Assuming the Cavs draft Derrick Williams first, do the Wolves reach out for Kyrie Irving even though they are stocked for point guards? Do they trade the pick for a quality shooting guard or even draft Ernes Kanter? My question is, what does Ricky bring to the table to affect what the Timberwolves do in the draft this year?


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Ricky brings a buzz and great

Ricky brings a buzz and great court vision and playmaking skills in the open court. If he wants to defend he can turn out to be a very similar player to Jason Kidd who managed to become one of the all time great PG's despite having a shaky and streaky jumpshot his whole career.

I think the Wolves should draft Kanter who has a great scoring touch and soft hands and playing alongside Love will give the Wolves a dominant defensive rebounding team allowing Ricky to get out on the break and make plays which he is good at.

I think he will put up 12 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.8 APG, and 1.5 steals in his rookie year playing over 30 MPG. He is going to struggle with his shot at first tho so I don't see him shooting a high FG%. But the Wolves are going to have a fun team to watch this season.

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Ricky brings a buzz and great

Ricky brings a buzz and great court vision and playmaking skills in the open court. If he wants to defend he can turn out to be a very similar player to Jason Kidd who managed to become one of the all time great PG's despite having a shaky and streaky jumpshot his whole career.

I think the Wolves should draft Kanter who has a great scoring touch and soft hands and playing alongside Love will give the Wolves a dominant defensive rebounding team allowing Ricky to get out on the break and make plays which he is good at.

I think he will put up 12 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.8 APG, and 1.5 steals in his rookie year playing over 30 MPG. He is going to struggle with his shot at first tho so I don't see him shooting a high FG%. But the Wolves are going to have a fun team to watch this season.

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Ricky brings a buzz and great

Ricky brings a buzz and great court vision and playmaking skills in the open court. If he wants to defend he can turn out to be a very similar player to Jason Kidd who managed to become one of the all time great PG's despite having a shaky and streaky jumpshot his whole career.

I think the Wolves should draft Kanter who has a great scoring touch and soft hands and playing alongside Love will give the Wolves a dominant defensive rebounding team allowing Ricky to get out on the break and make plays which he is good at.

I think he will put up 12 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.8 APG, and 1.5 steals in his rookie year playing over 30 MPG. He is going to struggle with his shot at first tho so I don't see him shooting a high FG%. But the Wolves are going to have a fun team to watch this season.

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I can see Rubio being a high

I can see Rubio being a high FG% guard in the same way Rondo has been; he'll be very selective with his shots and only attack when the opportunity presents itself, otherwise he'll be a full-time distributor. I honestly can't wait to see how Minnesota performs next season with Rubio finally in the fold (hopefully with a better coach).

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HMMM...

I can see Minny taking Enes or Irving and either shop Rubio or Flynn. It will most likely be Flynn who gets the boot though. Drafting Kantner pushes one of their PGs out of the door.

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