[vid] Ricky Rubio’s Top Five Plays with FC Barcelona
Is anybody else massively underwhelmed by videos like this one? I know that highlights aren’t the best indicator of a player’s talent, but I could film for an hour at the Y and find five plays more impressive than these. Ricky Rubio certainly has above-average passing abilities, but his minimal athleticism, shaky jumper and questionable defensive judgement don’t bode well for the teen prospect set to suit up for Minnesota at some point in the next couple of seasons.
I heard the "Spanish Pistol Pete" moniker almost as soon as I heard the kid’s name, but I’ve taken to calling him "Sixty-Percent Steve". That is, he looks like Steve Nash playing at three-fifths capacity, even in the highlights. Check out the clip below and judge for yourself, then leave a comment to let us know your thoughts.