Monday, June 15, 2009

Rubio Staying in Draft

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 2:04 PM

With my power out going on three days now and with production on the paper going on today, I probably won't be able to get into Grizzlies stuff again until tomorrow afternoon, but for now here's a crucial if entirely expected bit of info:

Draft Express is reporting that Ricky Rubio will remain in this year's draft:

-Ricky Rubio will keep his name in the draft, his agent Dan Fegan told DraftExpress. Clearly the rift between Rubio and his Spanish team DKV Joventut is too deep to mend at this point, and with the team strapped for cash and not playing in next year’s Euroleague, that does not appear to be a situation that Rubio is interested in returning to.

Rubio lands in Los Angles today and will begin to evaluate his options regarding who he may work out with. At this point, the Sacramento Kings are the only team that are certain to get a visit. Memphis and Oklahoma City are not on the agenda as of now, and it’s not yet clear whether they will be added. Other teams who are looking to move up in the draft may get a chance to visit with Rubio, depending on their interest level and the likelihood of them brokering a deal with a team like the Grizzlies or Thunder.

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