Have the Kings Soured on Rubio?

by June 24, 2009
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The general feeling in Sac-town appears to be that Ricky’s draft stock has dropped: “With Thursday’s draft drawing near and the Kings’ workout schedule having been completed with Ricky Rubio’s visit Monday, the deliberating about the team’s No. 4 pick continued internally. And while their list of top candidates is believed to include Rubio, Memphis’ Tyreke Evans, Syracuse’s Jonny Flynn and Davidson’s Stephen Curry, it appears Evans is heading the group entering the final days. Although the 6-foot-7 guard is not the true point guard the Kings had hoped for, his physicality, ability to get to the rim and dynamic scoring ways have enticed the team. He raised his stock in recent workouts, dominating in Minnesota before doing the same in Sacramento. Rubio, meanwhile, may be passed over even if he is available when the Kings’ first pick arrives.”