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New York Knicks Draft Player Preview: Ricky Rubio

Published by on June 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

(The third installment of the player previews highlights 18 year old point guard phenom Ricky Rubio. I originally was not going to do a piece on him, but with all the talk about the Knicks trading up to the second pick I figured I would.)

"La Pistola"... that is the nickname given to 18 year-old Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio.

The nickname is a reference to former LSU and NBA star "Pistol" Pete Maravich. That's lofty praise for a kid who could not even sign his initial basketball contract with Spanish team DKV Joventut. 

Is it justified? Let's explore.

Rubio has been on the NBA radar since he was just a 14-year-old kid. He wowed scouts at an international youth tournament and the spotlig...

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