No Word On Rubio Signing From Timberwolves, NBA

May 31 was the last day that Ricky Rubio, selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, could sign a deal with Minnesota under the current labor agreement. Despite the visits to Spain and everything else that the Timberwolves' front office has undertaken in the past few weeks, no word of any agreement between Rubio and the team has been made by the Timberwolves.

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, if the Wolves reached a contract agreement with Rubio, it would have to be submitted to the league office within 48 hours of the agreement being reached. The NBA has not said anything about receiving such an agreement, and nobody is sure whether or not they would acknowledge it if they had received it.

Zgoda also predicts that Rubio will be making his way to Minnesota "under cover of night" after his season with Spain's Regal Barcelona has been completed, due to a bunch of sponsors stepping up to provide the $1 million-plus in buyout money it will take to get Rubio out of his contract with his Spanish club.

Obviously, if we hear or see anything about Rubio coming to Minnesota, we will have it right here for you.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.