Monday , Jan , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Knicks Still Want Ricky Rubio

When the Timberwolves visit the Garden tomorrow, they’ll be without the 19-year-old floppy-haired Spanish point guard the Knicks still covet.

Ricky Rubio, whom the Wolves drafted sixth, is playing in Spain this season, switching teams to FC Barcelona. That actually turned out well for the Knicks, who are still marking his progress.

Knicks international scout Kevin Wilson, who’s responsible for their pick of Danilo Gallinari, lives in Barcelona and the Regal Barcelona team is his hometown club. It has been well-documented Wilson is friends with the Rubio family and Ricky’s parents would love to see the Timberwolves deal him to New York.