Minnesota TimberwolvesDownload App

Ricky Rubio Comes to Agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Zach HerringCorrespondent IIJune 2, 2011

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the European sensation Ricky Rubio has came to an agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rubio will be joining to Wolves for the 2011-2012 season.

Rubio was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and has been playing for Regal Barcelona of the Spanish ACB League.

The Wolves plan to immediately start Rubio at point guard. Rubio has averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 assists in 20 regular season Euroleague games. A foot injury has held him back this past season.

A deal had to be made as of Tuesday for Rubio to be paid under the current rookie scale wage, which would be $3.5 million for a fifth overall pick.

This will prevent him from losing future earnings if the league and union agree on a more restrictive rookie wage scale.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices