For someone like Ricky Rubio who is looking to adjust to life in the NBA, the lockout is probably particularly annoying. Every player in the league has to find ways to keep themselves occupied and some even have to figure out how to manage their funds, but for a rookie who is new to America business as usual would be a plus. According to the Star Tribune, Rubio has not had the chance to spend much time with his teammates over the offseason.
If he had a way to get a hold of them, it might be a different story.
“I would love to talk with all the guys, but I don’t have their number,” he said. “I will soon.”
Rubio was given quite the warm welcome from T-Wolves fans when arrived in Minnesota, but apparently he hasn’t done much bonding with the guys he’ll be playing with. He did say that he played with a handful of teammates the week of the draft and spent some time working with other players to try to learn as much about NBA basketball that he can. He should probably start sending a couple texts while he’s at it.Google+