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(Associated Press) Spain's Ricky Rubio, right, drives to the basket against Lithuania during a World Basketball Championship preliminary game Aug. 31, 2010, in Izmir, Turkey.

Rubio leaving Spain to play for Timberwolves

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By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- When David Kahn drafted Ricky Rubio in 2009, he called the Spanish teenager "a virtuoso" and told Minnesota season-ticket holders that he would "be our starting point guard here the moment he walks through our front door."

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Now that Rubio has finally committed to joining the Timberwolves, Kahn has changed his tune a bit.

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