The last basketball World Cup final, in September of last year, he faced Spain against Argentina, Ricky Rubio vs. Facundo Campazzo, two of the best point guards outside the USA galaxy, two brilliant game directors, what in the United States they call playmaker, who this week are being protagonists of the nba market for different reasons. Two opposing faces. While the Argentine hurries his last minutes at Real Madrid before sign for the Denver Nuggets, one of the great teams of the West, the Spanish has been transferred to his dislike for the Phoenix Suns and has led to Minnesota Timberwolves, Your First Franchise, after a fleeting stint for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Three teams in three days. Something that is not so strange in the American league. Any player can be included in a market movement without his consent, as long as his salary is respected. That’s how it works. Sometimes you can land on the Lakers, as it happened to Pau Gasol, and others you can end up in a hellish fate.
Ricky didn’t like his departure from the Suns, with whom he felt involved and on the rise. It was noted in the tweet he wrote: “What a business!”. And he has also expressly said: “There are forms and forms”. Despite his discomfort, the rules are as they are. Ricky’s been there for nine years and knows them well. He is a respected starting point guard, but not even that condition, nor have he been the World Cup MVP, frees him from habits rooted in the US, as much as it may surprise the eyes of Europe and FIBA basketball. Campazzo’s case is different, Facu has been able to choose his course because he arrives as a free agent, negotiates his own contract. But once signed, and the relevant deadlines have been met, it will enter the same wheel. And Denver can trade him anytime he wants. The NBA is like that … And that’s how it’s accepted.