Ricky Rubio to Confirm Jump to NBA Today

by June 17, 2011

The Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio will finally be united next season, something the Spanish point guard is expected to formally announce today. Per the AP: “Now that his Spanish league season is over, Ricky Rubio can let everyone know where he’s headed next. Rubio wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he will hold a news conference in Barcelona on Friday to discuss his basketball future. The Associated Press was one of several outlets to report earlier this month that Rubio will leave Regal Barcelona to join the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. ‘Goodnight everyone,’ Rubio tweeted in Spanish. ‘Tomorrow morning I give a press conference to say my future. A hug and see you tomorrow.’ Rubio and the Timberwolves have declined to comment publicly on the 20-year-old point guard’s status while he was still playing for Regal Barcelona in the ACB playoffs. He helped Barcelona to a sweep of Bilbao in the ACB finals this week, clearing the way for him to make the announcement. A person with knowledge of the deal told The AP on June 1 that Rubio signed a contract on May 31 to ensure that he was paid under the existing NBA rookie wage scale. He is expected to be introduced in Minnesota early next week.”