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There was a small chance that agent Dan Fegan would be able to convince Ricky Rubio (and especially...

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There was a small chance that agent Dan Fegan would be able to convince Ricky Rubio (and especially his family) to pay his way out of living in suburban Barcelona to play for very little money in Minnesota. Unfortunately, that small chance evaporated once incoming GM David Kahn decided to select Jonny Flynn with the following pick. Rubio is for now refusing to attend Minnesota’s press conference, while Kahn continues to swear that he’s excited about the possibility of playing both point guards together. This is an instance that having a coach in the war room really could have helped, as there is really no way that Flynn and Rubio can be considering anything less than the worst defensive backcourt in the NBA, and they really don’t complement each other offensively either. What’s strange is how surprisingly unaggressive New York was while all this was going on. They really tried hard to move up in the days and weeks leading up to draft night, but decided to take a wait and see approach once it became clear that Rubio would slip to 5. It appears likely that Kahn initially took Rubio with the intent of "auctioning off the pick," in the words of one source close to the situation, but it seems like the market isn’t quite as robust as initially anticipated.

DX on the Rubio/Flynn situation. This obviously doesn't jive with some of the other things we've been hearing throughout the day (Kahn said he's received two calls on Rubio already today; Rubio was at the top of their draft board) but either DX is beyond off (possibly even making stuff up, it's so far away from what we've heard) or the Wolves are lying through their teeth. Another option is that Fegan has unleashed the hounds and "sources" from all over the league are telling everyone within earshot that Rubio is not meant for Minny. What say you? Whatever the case, I'm about sick to death of "sources" and I wish that good outlets like DX would stop peddling information that amounts to little more than unattributed bulls%&t. Speculation is fun but that's what fan boards are for. Look at what Givony wrote in this "report". First, he makes an unsourced assumption about Fegan's ability to convince Rubio to pay his way out of his buyout. Second, he immediately ties the 2nd paragraph to this unsourced info in a way to make it seem like paragraph 1 was a motivating factor for the actions in paragraph 2. He even has the balls to present this "news" in a way that makes it seem like this had something to do with the Wolves not having a coach. How do we know this? Because everything in this "report" is simply Givony's own opinions dressed up in the guise of being a coach's take or a quote from someone "close to the situation". It's nonsense. Absolute nonsense. I would like to assure all of our readers that we will never run unsourced quotes on this website. We are not in that business. We can have fun as fans and speculate about the team below the fold and we can argue about the merits of this, that, or the other player above it, but we will never present this level of unsourced bullshit while pretending that it's anything other than our own opinion on this, that, or the other issue.
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