I was a fan of the Rubio pick and have stayed positive about it despite all that's happened, but something is starting to really piss me off. Jonathon Giovny, of the impressive DraftExpress.com, penned a recent NY times article that I'm sure most of you have seen. In it, he cited "a senior member of Rubio's camp" as saying: "The bottom line is, why would he want to play in Minnesota? He'll continue to say all the diplomatic things, and Minnesota needs to keep his value up for trade purposes, but the family's preference is to be on the East Coast, specifically New York, Miami or Boston. He wouldn't be troubled if he has to stay another year."
Why would he want to? Why would we want to?, Mr. "Senior member of Rubio's camp" (WTF does that mean anyway? How big is his camp? Do the senior members have extra Spanish emblems woven into their jackets? Do they get free tix to watch Barcelona futbol?)
WHY WOULD HE WANT TO? MAYBE BECAUSE HE ENTERED THE EFFING NBA DRAFT KNOWING FULL WELL THE TIMBERWOLVES WOULD BE ONE OF THE TEAMS THAT HAD A SHOT AT HIMForget they way it went down, however you feel about Kahn, Taylor, Flynn, whatever, throw it out the window. This kid and his handlers entered the NBA draft. They presumably had full knowledge of how it works, and that our Wolves would be picking high. He made the decision, and he has effed over a (semi?) professional organization and it's fans and might ram them again next summer by refusing to cross the ocean. Nobody ever brings this up. If all new NBA players could choose where they wanted to go based on weather, current talent, and market size THERE WOULD BE NO DRAFT.
That is the whole POINT of the draft. Why cant I STOP using CAPS?
I recall Steve Francis openly weeping after being drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies and he was rightly torn to shreds for it. I can only imagine how much worse that would have been for him in our current social media centric universe. I cannot recall anyone calling out Rubio for what he has done and continues to do. If someone here has done so I apologize, I jumped into Hoopus in the summer.
Has the organization been run so poorly that they have absorbed all the blame for this situation? I suppose it is possible. Why does Rubio take ZERO heat?
Why would he WANT to play for Minnesota Mr. Important Secret Senior Camp Member?
Who does he think he is?