Timberwolves basketball executives David Kahn and Tony Ronzone leave for Spain today and meetings with Ricky Rubio and his representatives, according to a basketball source.
The process of bringing the European point guard to Minneapolis for an NBA career with the Timberwolves is ongoing, the source said. The Timberwolves chose Rubio with the No. 5 pick in the 2009 draft but thus far he has remained in Europe.
Representatives of Rubio spoke with Timberwolves officials last week about endorsements for the 20-year-old Rubio. Money from endorsements is one of the factors that can ease the transition from Spain to the NBA.