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La Pistola Part 3: Ricky Rubio's Persona Models NBA Elites
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have a weapon waiting overseas that's just waiting to make the jump to the NBA. Pending a lockout, Ricky Rubio will join the Minnesota Timberwolves next season and instantly become their starting point guard.

With a trio of Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio next season, complimented by Wesley Johnson, Darko Milicic and Martell Webster, the Timberwolves have a nice nucleus to build around for the future. That being said, remembering the first time I discovered Rubio, I instantly wanted him in a Timberwolves uniform and as luck would have struck, the Timberwolves drafted him and he went to play overseas for two more years.

Now that it's clear to see that he's getting better by the day, some of the Timberwolves executives have confided that Ricky Rubio might have started to become bored playing overseas.

Well, the Timberwolves are bored playing without him (just kidding).

Looking at Ricky Rubio's game, he's absolutely extraordinary to have been playing professional basketball since the age of 14. He's truly a floor general at the age of 19, and he reminds me of so many current and past NBA players. Let's see if I can get some of these comparisons down.

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