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Iverson in Memphis, Rubio in Spain?

by on Aug.27, 2009, under Uncategorized

  • It appears that Allen Iverson has finally received an offer, and it’s from the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Chris Sheridan at ESPN.com.  This comes on the heels of a tweet on Iverson’s Twitter page saying his agent informed him of an offer from the Grizzlies. It doesn’t seem like any other offers are likely to flood the gates for Iverson, so the Grizzlies are the front-runner thus far.  If he does end up in Memphis, it would dampen the values of O.J. Mayo and Mike Conley, who both have the potential to take big steps forward this season.  Iverson would find himself on young, mostly talented team and would be hard-pressed to put up more than 19 points and 6 assists per night.
  • Rubio is still stuck in Europe and doesn't appear close to escaping to join the Timberwolves this season. (Flickr/rich115)

    Rubio is still stuck in Europe and doesn't appear close to escaping to join the Timberwolves this season. (Flickr/rich115)

    Ricky Rubio was reported to have signed a six-year deal with FC Barcelona continues to be stuck in the mire that is his contract. Reports of his signing with FC Barcelona were refuted by Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn, along with Sports Illustrated and various other outlets. The buzz about Rubio has died down quite a bit during this back-and-forth drama with DKV Joventut, his current team.  The outcome of this drama clearly has the biggest consequences for Jonny Flynn, who will be the starting point guard in Minnesota if Rubio stays in Europe.

    Flynn offers a lot of promise this season and should put up decent numbers as his team’s young floor leader, though he’ll inevitably see ups and downs.  Chucky Atkins is Flynn’s backup and would have slight value if Rubio doesn’t join the Timberwolves, and would see his value dissipate to almost nothing if Rubio does end up coming. It seems more and more likely that Rubio won’t be joining the Timberwolves this season, but monitor this situation until its end.

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