NBA Rumors: Ricky Rubio expects to receive max contract from Minnesota Timberwolves

Dec 18, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) talks with guard Ricky Rubio (9) during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA season is in full swing and while the Minnesota Timberwolves are actually in the thick of contention this year, the team is still looking to the offseason this summer for a big decision that awaits. The buzz around Minnesota recently has been about contracts, specifically that of Kevin Love who is still a little steamed he didn’t get the max offer he wanted from the Wolves.

The reason Love didn’t get the max offer was because everyone believed that Minnesota was saving that for Ricky Rubio — everyone including Ricky Rubio. According to 1500ESPN in Minneapolis, Rubio’s camp is almost certain that the Wolves will be offering the star point guard a max contract in the offseason.

The tea leaves may read that Rubio’s camp is expecting a max offer in the offseason but Rubio’s numbers tell a different tale. Even if Rubio isn’t succeeding on the court lie the Wolves have been expecting since his rookie season, Minnesota will likely throw a max offer at him just because that’s the whole reason we think Kevin Love didn’t get one. Minnesota might not be able to keep both Rubio and Love long term and it’s a matter of which one they want more, but if this situation gets botched in the offseason, Minnesota might burn bridges with both players.

Topics: Minnesota TImberwolves, Ricky Rubio

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