There has been quite a bit of confusion over the whole situation with Ricky Rubio, and a lot of people are wondering what happened/is happening with him, when he could possible be coming to the NBA, and then of course, once he arrives, where he will play.
Well, here are the answers to those questions to the best of my knowledge. According to what I have read, the earliest he could come to the NBA is the 2011/2012 season, because he has a buyout option in his current contract with FC Barcelona.
However, if he were to decide to come over and play in the NBA next season, it would have to be with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it is still unknown whether or not he actually wants to play in Minnesota.
With this being the case, it is quite likely that Minnesota will try to trade him while his value is still high. If this happens, I suggest that the Raptors make a strong push to acquire him, if the price is right.
However, Rubio could also wait another two years, which brings us to the 2012/2013 season, by which point he would become a free agent and would be free to undergo negotiations with teams that are not the called the Minnesota Timberwolves. Therefore, if we would like to wait two more years we could and should make ourselves one of those teams.