"After thinking a lot with my family and the club, I decided to leave." With these words Ricky Rubio reported that eventually will leave the NBA to play next season in the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise that has rights in the American League after choosing in fifth place in the 2009 draft.Ricky has appeared before the media in a scene that had some parallels with anticipation I had with the decision by Lebron James when he decided to go to the Miami Heat.
As Joan Creus has announced compensation to receive the Regal FC Barcelona for the transfer was agreed upon is that when he signed two years ago, a million dollars. Minnesota and Ricky will pay $ 500,000 and another half million Regal Barça save a preferential option for rescue services if you decide to someday return to Europe.
"I've never gone to Barcelona, I've never lived anywhere else and that's a little scary." It's clearly showed when asked about the fact move to a city and a country so different.However, Ricky said that the NBA game, much faster and open field is best suited to their qualities.
EDIT: Oceanary here with a quick update. Per Jerry Zgoda, the Wolves will introduce Rubio at a press conference Tuesday. We'll update further with the time as it's announced.