There's not much proff this is real other than Yahoo rumors reporting in but there source is not stating it's confirmed but still, wouldn't be suprising with Flynn looking to control the team and not having any room for Rubio on the roster.
The Minnesota Timberwolves spent a lot of time and money trying to get Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio to come play for them after the team drafted him fifth overall this past summer. Team bigwig David Kahn flew over to Spain a few times and tried to work out some sort of crazy buyout but obviously nothing ever worked out and Rubio is now playing for FC Barcelona.
Rubio is still saying he wants to play in the NBA someday. Presumably that's what he intended when he declared himself for this year's draft, too, and that didn't seem to work out. The Wolves aren't bothering themselves to picture him in their jersey anytime soon and it appears that the team will try and trade the rights to the guard before next year's NBA draft, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
It isn't expected that the team would get much in return on such a deal since most teams that have any interest in Rubio (read: the New York Knicks) don't want to get involved in any long-term contract negotiations before the free-agent signing period starts next summer when the All-Star buffet opens up for NBA general managers.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
MD loved this kid and would of certainly picked him first if not for the dominanting play of BG. Now with the Wolves possibly looking to trade the rights to Ricky, I'd imagine MD will be all over this. BD looks like he's going to need a replacement sooner rather than later and Ricky defintely brings the playmaking ability that would compliment our young and promising core.
How exciting to have Rubio, Gordon, and Griffin on the same team!
That's one deadly young core.