Mar 19, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) passes against Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter (25) at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Ricky Rubio to seek eight figure contract?


Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is still under team control for two more seasons, though his contract for the 2015-16 season will be of the qualifying offer variety meaning he could potentially cash in by signing a tender from an opposing team or re-signing with the Timberwolves.

But what type of cash is a player like Rubio worth? Statistically, the numbers aren’t the greatest – though the young Spaniard has a unique ability to see the floor like an elite point guard.

So will somebody pony up the dough? That’s the belief of agent Dan Fegan, who according to Grantland will likely ask for an annual eight figure salary when Rubio does hit the market.

Rubio is among the most divisive players in the league now, in part because of the sense that his agent, Dan Fegan, is going to demand an eight-figure extension that Rubio does not yet deserve.

An annual salary of $10+ million dollars isn’t outlandish for somebody like Rubio given market value, but given the course of the deal he’d likely be making far greater than $10 million and that does seem to be excessive.

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  • Marty Susman

    He is not even a top 5 or even top 10 point guard and down not deserve those kinds of dollars…