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Old 05-21-2009, 07:35 PM   #166
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Default Re: Rubio Doesn't Want To Go To Memphis or OKC?

i don't think okc or memphis would draft him and keep him anyways. i like westbrook with that team more than rubio cuz of his defense and memphis already has three guys who can handle the ball on the perimeter with conley, mayo, and gay. they need a big.

1. la-griffin
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #167
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Default Re: Rubio Doesn't Want To Go To Memphis or OKC?

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You are a moron.

This isn't some random 18 year old, he's a coveted professional ball player who is playing for another league.

If you are a green kid looking to enter your chosen profession, you will take the first job that's offered. It's not the same as a company seeking their competitor's established asset who already is employed, experienced, and is in the situation to choose which situation is best for him.

He is using the leverage he has because he doesn't need the NBA. That's the truth. He could spend his entire career overseas and be just fine.
Haha, like the NBA will go bankrupt if the God Ricky Rubio doesn't play for us.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #168
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Btw, if you actually read the report. None of this stuff is coming from his agent or Ricky. It's by the author's unnamed NBA sources who are speculating on this stuff.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:03 PM   #169
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What's going to be a huge factor in determining whether or not Ricky comes over is if his team DKV Joventud is selected for the Euroleague next year.

I'm not really sure how it works, and on what basis are teams selected but I do know that only 4 teams from the ACB make it to the Euroleague each year and right now DKV is playing Real Madrid on Saturday to see which team makes the semifinals in the ACB playoffs.

Maybe someone can come on here and explain the process of Euroleague team selection.

Joventut can only make the Euroleague if they make the ACB finals. Also, there is absolutely no way in hell they can. If they finish 3rd in the ACB they would have a chance to make the Euroleague qualifying round next year. They would have to finish second in the qualifying round to then make the Euroleague. They have no shot at finishing 3rd in the ACB and even if they did, there is probably not a chance in hell they would finish 2nd in the Euroleague qualifying round. Because they would have to beat out some of the big Italian and Greek clubs and they are not that good as clubs like Aris and Milano for example.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:03 PM   #170
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Btw, if you actually read the report. None of this stuff is coming from his agent or Ricky. It's by the author's unnamed NBA sources who are speculating on this stuff.
as most stories. i think it would be a nice trick for a couple teams. draft them let them stay there get another high draft pick bring them all over at once lol you think any team can con a usa player to go over there for a year or two?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:07 PM   #171
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the only way Rubio can pay for his huge buyout is if he gets a large endorsement deal. No company is gonna give him that if he goes to **** holes like memphis or OKC.

If you want to talk about a **** hole of a city, look no further than your own back yard hypocrite.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #172
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Haha, like the NBA will go bankrupt if the God Ricky Rubio doesn't play for us.
Thanks for proving me right. You are a moron.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #173
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Might have been mentioned, but I just read on ESPN that there's a rumor about the Thunder trading the third pick to the Wizards for Javale McGee and the fifth if the Grizzlies pick Thabeet. Should work out well for all parties involved if the deal goes through.
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Might have been mentioned, but I just read on ESPN that there's a rumor about the Thunder trading the third pick to the Wizards for Javale McGee and the fifth if the Grizzlies pick Thabeet. Should work out well for all parties involved if the deal goes through.

Agree, unless a miracle happens and the Clippers are willing to trade the #1 pick I would be very happy getting a young, athletic player full of potential in Javale McGee and a Tyreke Evans or James Harden at #5.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #175
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Agree, unless a miracle happens and the Clippers are willing to trade the #1 pick I would be very happy getting a young, athletic player full of potential in Javale McGee and a Tyreke Evans or James Harden at #5.

You'll probably have the best fast breaking team in the league with that line up, especially if you get Evans. Damn. That team's going to be so deadly I almost don't want the deal to happen so I don't have to worry about playing the Thunder for another year or two. I can't even imagine how many blocks the starting five would combine for.
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Default Re: Rubio Doesn't Want To Go To Memphis or OKC?

None of you people have ever exercised leverage at your job with a "give me X or else i'm leaving, etc"? I sure have. Why is it so evil?
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #177
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Might have been mentioned, but I just read on ESPN that there's a rumor about the Thunder trading the third pick to the Wizards for Javale McGee and the fifth if the Grizzlies pick Thabeet. Should work out well for all parties involved if the deal goes through.

Except for Rubio. Him and Gilbert Arenas cannot play together. Gilbert will demand the ball too often and won't let Ricky be the distributer he's capable of being.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #178
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Joventut can only make the Euroleague if they make the ACB finals. Also, there is absolutely no way in hell they can. If they finish 3rd in the ACB they would have a chance to make the Euroleague qualifying round next year. They would have to finish second in the qualifying round to then make the Euroleague. They have no shot at finishing 3rd in the ACB and even if they did, there is probably not a chance in hell they would finish 2nd in the Euroleague qualifying round. Because they would have to beat out some of the big Italian and Greek clubs and they are not that good as clubs like Aris and Milano for example.

I'm still a little confused. Why does DKV have to make the finals of the ACB if four teams from their go to the Euroleague?
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #179
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Default Re: Rubio Doesn't Want To Go To Memphis or OKC?

I read through 5 1/2 pages and find it interesting that no one mentioned competitive spirit...

The best players in the world are in the NBA, so wouldn't a highly competitive basketball player WANT to be in the NBA, even if it meant a slight decrease in pay?

I mean... we all talk about how Lebron and Kobe get up to play each other, etc.. you know, how your rival, or just a great team, brings out the best in you, so don't most of the best athletes out there strive for the best competition, and actually welcome it? Seek it out?

IMO, the competition is the biggest reason he will come over to the NBA WHEN he decides to come
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #180
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Except for Rubio. Him and Gilbert Arenas cannot play together. Gilbert will demand the ball too often and won't let Ricky be the distributer he's capable of being.
if the trade goes down, arenas would probably be traded.
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