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Updated: May 18th, 2011 12:28am
Until 'there is news,' David Kahn staying quiet about Ricky Rubio

Until 'there is news,' David Kahn staying quiet about Ricky Rubio

by Nate Sandell
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Ricky Rubio's future with the Minnesota Timberwolves still remains unknown.

Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn recently traveled  to Spain to work on finally bringing the Euroleague star to the U.S. But Kahn is giving no indication if any progress was made on the trip.

"The next time I'll speak about Ricky will be when there is news," Kahn said during a teleconference after the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night. "It doesn't really make sense for these daily, weekly, monthly reports. It doesn't aid the process. It's also in keeping with the assurances I made to him this past season that I wouldn't talk about it during his season."

After being selected by the Wolves with the fifth pick in the 2009 draft, the 20-year-old Rubio opted instead to stay in Europe to play the next two seasons with his Spanish league team Regal FC Barcelona. Rubio is still under contract with Barcelona and would need to cover a $1 million-plus buyout in order to join the Wolves next year.

Rubio's status could have a sizable influence on who the Wolves' select at 2011 NBA Draft on June 23. The Wolves hold the No. 1 and No. 20 picks.

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