Originally Posted by niko
i don't think a lockout is guaranteed. Stern isn't going to want to lose the momentum a miami heat win would generate. I think ultimately we have no lockout or a short lockout. it makes no sense to lockout the players for a year, whatever you gain with finanical security you'll lose with the hatred you get from fans. It will reduce the fanbase.
So who do they trade Rubio to since he's coming?
My understanding is that if Rubio waits one more year, he'll be off his rookie scale contract. Meaning Wolves will be forced to give him market value, whatever that is. If you don't play in the NBA for three years straight, rookie scale doesn't apply anymore.
If he starts on Wolves this year, he has to start on his rookie scale.