my boy rubio
why aren't people exited to see him play. he is the most interesting player to come into the league since lebron or yao. i don't care if you think he's a bust, but you should still want to see his creativity on a daily basis.
i want to hear some bold rubio statements.
My bold prediction is that he will average 13 assists per game at some point in his career.
My prediction is he will average more assists than points in his rookie year. I also think he could lead the NBA in steals per game in a few seasons.
He has mad potential but a lot of people write him off as a bust, and a lot of people talk sh*t about him without understanding his situation.
I think he will be very good. I think he is smart for not wanting to go to the Wolves to play alongside Flynn in a cold ass city.
It's not that he didn't want to play with Flynn it's his buy-out. He fell too far in the draft and is getting payed less than he would have as a top 3 pick. He hasn't said anything bad about Minnesota or Jonny Flynn.
I know he has'nt said anything bad about Sota or Flynn, but I think he would gladly come to the league if it was another team that drafted him. I don't know for sure, but either way, I wish him the best and would'nt blame him if he held out for a better situation similar to what guys like Kobe and SFrancis did.
I want him in the league now. Am I bugging out because he is not? No. There are a lot of other players I am looking forward to seeing too. I hope he plays this year because I am tired of hearing him being the second coming. I want to see if he is. I think the statement about biggest thing to come in the league since Lebron and Yao is absurd though, come on. Those guys were drafted number one there was no doubt. Evans and Griffin I am certain will be better than him. Teams were certain they were getting the best player in the draft with Yao and Lebron. That statement is ridiculous.
He said Rubio is the most interesting player since LeBron and Yao. Not the best.
You can't argue that a player isn't interesting to somebody else.
The real driving force here is Rubio's corporate sponsors. Apparently he's signed some fairly lucrative deals that were based upon him making a presence in the NBA. Americans are not going to recognize a guy who plays in Europe thereby making their investment worth little or nothing.
Although Rubio would probably benefit by another year in Europe, right now it's all about the big money. If they can negotiate the buyout down to a reasonable level, he's coming to the NBA because of his endorsements.
On another note, the NBA rule limiting teams to a $500,000 contribution to a buyout is both stupid and archaic.
I want to see him play in the U.S. now. I have seen him a few times and was impressed. I was even more impressed watching him hold his own against star NBA players at the age of 17 in an Olympic Gold Medal game. Let's see. At 17, my basketball goal of the year was getting my team to the state tournament...Not even close to comparable. No one ever seems to mention his potential, but the kid was born in the 90s.
No offense the Minnesota fans, but he couldn't have been sent to a worse situation. A team that plans to start another pg that cannot shoot, will have a below average sf and two slow pf starting. I have seen this guy play with so many non-athletes, that before I got drafted I kept thinking, it will be amazing to see him run the floor with real athletes. Eh, that's not happening in Minnesota. Any of the 4 teams that picked ahead of Minnesota would have been a better fit. Even if Tyreke Evans is a beast, I really think Rubio would have been a better pick for that team because of his ability to get the other guys the ball and I think he would help with the development of Hawes and Thompson.
I think he wants to be in the NBA, but no one should be too harsh on him. A) He probably went to the least talented team in the NBA. B) His rebuilding team picked a pg right after him. C)The team had and has no coach yet. D) If he comes over, he will end up paying millions to play for them...I'm not sure any of us would pay to work wherever we are at...that is a million times worse than working for free.
doubledribbler, yes he will be paying millions to come over to the NBA but he's signed several lucrative endorsements with American companies that will cover the money for his buyout and then some.
If he's successful in the league, his advertising potential could rival some of the biggest stars in the league, so let's not paint him as a hardship case. However, as I said in my previous post, those advertising deals are worthless unless Rubio is playing in the NBA.
Rubio basically has three options at this point: stay with Joventut, go to another European team, or come to the NBA. The NBA will definitely be the highest paying option, but his buyout is so big who knows what could happen. Right now there so much bad blood between Rubio and Joventut, I doubt he goes back there. I wrote an article about this on http://euroleagueadventures.com/tag/ricky-rubio/ Any comments would be great, where do you think Ricky will end up. He has offers from Spanish's team Unicaja and Real Madrid, but I think the NBA will be too great of draw for him to pas up.
i think he'll average like 12ppg and 8apg if he plays in the nba. i really cant see him being a superstar. dont get me wrong, he is a gifted passer but he has to get stronger, and improve on his jumpshots.
Rubio is good and has star potential, don't get me wrong, but you guys need to stop watching highlights films of him and watch actual game film. Mark Madsen could look good in a highlight film!
Da1pot, you made a very good point about highlight films but then you went too far and said even Mark Madsen could look good. I don't think anyone could make Mark Madsen look good on a basketball court.
Oh by the way, Madsen's the guy NBADraft.net and others on this website used as the comparison for Tyler Hansbrough. Do ya think they would use someone else if they could do it over?
Hey Slam, don't know if it's only my computer, but your link didn't work. Since you asked what others thought, let me essentially repeat my earlier comments.
The real driving force here is Rubio's corporate sponsors. Apparently he's signed some fairly lucrative deals that were based upon him making a presence in the NBA. Americans are not going to recognize a guy who plays in Europe thereby making their advertising investment worth little or nothing. I think that eliminates the European option.
Although Rubio would probably benefit by another year in Europe, right now it's all about the big money. If they can negotiate the buyout down to a reasonable level, he's coming to the NBA because of his endorsements. If he's successful on the court, his endorsement income will dwarf his salary with Minnesota. That's why I don't think the buyout issue will stop him from coming to the U.S.
On another note, the NBA rule limiting teams to a $500,000 contribution to a buyout is both stupid and archaic. Teams should be allowed to contribute as little or as much as they want.