Not Feeling Minnesota: Rubio May Stay In Europe, Says Father

My Spanish is a little rusty, but I do believe this translates to, "Get us the fuck out of Minneapolis, Donnie Walsh."

Esteve Rubio's son Ricky, the basketball Jonas, was drafted fifth last night by the Timberwolves, who took another point guard, Jonny Flynn, with their very next pick. Esteve didn't waste any time declaring the Rubio camp dissatisfied with the night's events. Here's The New York Times' rendering of his comments:

Rubio's father, Esteve, cast serious doubt about Rubio's future with the Timberwolves, telling the Spanish Web site Marca.com, "Right now, Ricky is likely staying in Europe one or two years." He added, "We have to talk to the people in Minnesota and see what happens" and "we could be in Minnesota or somewhere else."

All the knowing coves think this could be prelude to a trade with the Knicks. The Timberwolves aren't budging, and already new president of basketball operations David Kahn is confusing the hell out of everyone, just like the last guy.

Esteve Rubio: "Ahora mismo, es muy probable que Ricky se quede uno o dos años en Europa" [MARCA.com]
Draft buzz: Trading game [Yahoo!]