Maybe the Timberwolves knew what they were doing when they picked Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn back to back. It was reported that Rubio will be playing out the remaining two years of his contract in Spain, instead of going to the NBA to play for the Timberwolves.
Maybe he was uncertain about playing in the NBA before the draft and the Timberwolves knew this so protected themselves with another point guard? People will say that he was offended that they picked another point guard… I say to those people- absolutely not. If you feel you are that good, you don’t expect to not play in favor of another point guard. Also, plenty of teams run two small guard formations during a game to speed up the tempo.
Here’s what I think caused this decision, one- he didn’t want to play in a small market in the NBA, and two -he was afraid to fail coming in with all this hype. He is only 18 years old, and as I said in my podcast last week, he is not ready for the NBA. I felt he was overrated coming into the draft and now he will go back to Spain and maybe in 2 years he will be better prepared for the NBA.