In 2009 David Kahn, the General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, made one of the most criticized draft choices in NBA history. Even though he was told by young Spanish superstar Ricky Rubio that he would not play for the T-Wolves, Kahn took him with the 5th pick anyway. Rubio stayed true to his word and has yet to lace them up for a NBA game. It got more bizzare when Kahn drafted Jonny Flynn with the 6th pick. Flynn plays the same postion, point guard, as Rubio. Flynn who has battled injuries, has so far not panned out either.
It seems now that Rubio has decided to come to the NBA. Though he is only 20 years old and coming off a sub-par year in Spain, Rubio has Steve Nash like basketball IQ and floor sense. It is a smart move for Rubio who can still make good money off his potential. He will team with Kevin Love, a deserving All Star and rebounding machine. Also, the T-Wolves have the #2 pick in the NBA draft which will likely be Derrick Williams. Many laughed at Kahn, but his decision and future will ultimately be determined by Rubio’s next few seasons. With Rubio, Love, and Williams the future is very bright in Minnesota.
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And Let Us Say…Amen.
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