Sacramento Kings Draft: Rubio Finally Gets His Chance To Impress

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IJune 23, 2009

BEIJING - AUGUST 24:  Kobe Bryant #10 of the United States speaks to an official as Ricky Rubio #6 and Marc Gasol #13 of Spain look on in the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

On Monday, Ricky Rubio finally got to work out and make his case with the Sacramento Kings.

Last week Rubio had a scheduled workout that he had to skip due to falling ill. He was able to have dinner with Kings General Manager Geoff Petrie, but missed the meeting with Joe and Gavin Malloof, as well as the workout.

On Monday, Rubio took to the court with Petrie and new Kings head coach Paul Westphall.

While he has had interviews with the Thunder and Grizzlies, the Kings are the first team he has worked out for and may be the only one.

When asked by a reporter at the airport how he would feel about playing in Sacramento Rubio responded, “very good. Of course they have great weather and great fit. We'll see what they're gonna do.”

The workout was a bit unusual in the fact that he was alone. This proved problematic for him to display his passing skills.

Said Rubio, "I can't show them what I do on the court. This workout is not my style. I need my teammates around me to play basketball. I was alone." (Sacramento Bee)

With two days to go before the draft this Thursday, it appears the Kings have narrowed down their choice to Rubio and Memphis guard Tyreke Evans, who won over the team in a Sunday workout.