Wizards First Round: Ricky Rubio & The Great Trade Of The #5 Pick

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Friday, June 26, 2009

After the draft lottery, I was glad that the Wizards didn't end up with the 2nd or 3rd pick specifically because I didn't want them to draft Ricky Rubio.

Now that the draft is over, I LOVE the fact that the Wizards traded the #5 pick. While I'm not 100% sure they traded at the right time or for the best guys possible, I am pretty sure about one thing.

The Wizards would have drafted Ricky Rubio, and it would have been bad.

Sidenote: If Rubio was picked at #4, and the Wiz would have drafted Steph Curry, then I would be semi upset, but not Rubio upset

The main reason that pick would have been bad is because Ricky Rubio stinks (possibly). Rubio is a less high Jason Williams (the Florida guy not the murderer). He is reeling out highlights against players in Spain! I feel like I'm in a bizzaro world. Am I the only one who sees what is happening here? Spain!

Second, Rubio refused to work out until the last possible moment because he didn't want anyone to see how he is not an NBA player. Finally, for some reason, he decided to workout for the Kings a few days prior to the draft, was unimpressive, and he dropped to the #5 pick.

Thirdly, Rubio said he didn't want to play in DC. There is a chance he would have pulled some crap like "im not playing, im gonna go back to Spain". Really buddy? If you do that it is obvious that you are scared to play in the best league in the world. I'm guessing you are gonna be a good Euro-flopper.

Now instead of an unknown 10 year old, the Wizards have 2 decent players that make the team better right away.

If Rubio somehow becomes an MVP in a few years, nobody will remember this anyway, so I'm good...If he becomes Rookie of the Year, I may have to hide in a cave. But I'm not worried.

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