Regal Barcelona Rumors
08 Feb 13
Now it is official, Pete Mickeal extended his contract with Regal Barcelona for the next two years. The player, one of the best in Europe in his role, had a unlucky season. He injured his knee and then had a pulmonary embolism which sidelined him for the whole season.
If Rubio does indeed sign as expected, point guard Jonny Flynn’s days in Minnesota are numbered. Sources also indicated to HOOPSWORLD that Flynn is almost sure to be traded in that case with the Toronto Raptors being one of the most probable destinations. There could be some competition for his services as the Charlotte Bobcats and Detroit Pistons could also use some help at the lead guard spot. Flynn is a first-class individual with incredible character, but he hasn’t produced as hoped in Minnesota and Rubio’s arrival makes him expendable. At the age of 22 he still has some upside and his price tag is not very high at all.
For two years the Minnesota Timberwolves have been very patient and committed in their pursuit of Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who they selected fifth overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. They’ve passed on trade offers for his draft rights, having faith that he would eventually sign with them. Finally, the wait is almost over. According to sources the Timberwolves are as optimistic as they’ve ever been that Rubio will be joining them for the 2011-2012 season. Signing Rubio this offseason has been Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn’s plan for over a year and he’s on the verge of seeing it through. Nothing is signed or finalized yet, but it should be in the coming weeks.