Ricky Rubio will leave DKV Joventut

ImageIt seems that the dream of playing in the NBA has made the young player ready for everything, going as far as leaving the club with which he has a valid contract even if they can not reach an agreement with Minessota Timberwolves, the team which holds his NBA rights.

According to NBA rules, the maximum buy-out an NBA club can pay to get a player is $500.000 and the Timberwolves president is already in Spain negotiating with DKV Joventut but an agreement between the two sides seems far from realistic as Rubio's buy-out at the moment is more than 5 million euros, about $6.5 million.

In the meanwhile the player himself isn't trying to help the situation as he has self-excluded himself from his club saying that he does not believe he could play for Joventut again after everything that has happened while stating "I want to play in a winning team where I can achieve great things." Now if he thinks that he can win more games with Timberwolves that with DKV Joventut, well that's a whole another subject.

Of course there is interest in Rubio from Euroleague clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Unicaja too.