BANYOLES, Spain – Spanish basketball guard Ricky Rubio still has not set his future course in the National Basketball Association despite the fact that several US media outlets have reported it as a foregone conclusion that he will be signed by the Phoenix Suns.
The 28-year-old, 1.93 m (6’4”) Rubio offered a press conference in Banyoles, Spain, where he has been named ambassador for the University of Girona’s Olympic Studies Center, telling reporters that he is permanently stuck on “a smoking telephone.”
“I’m still talking and I can’t say much, because not even I know the information. We’re talking,” the player said at the entrance of the Darder Museum, where he held the press conference after being honored by university.
Reports from the US point to a potential three-year $51 million deal with the Suns for Rubio after playing last season for the Utah Jazz.
During his time with the Jazz, Rubio scored an average of 12.7 points a game and made 40 percent of his shots from the field, along with contributing 6.1 assists per game.
For the time being, Rubio is spending his time in the northeastern Spanish province of Girona developing basketball support programs for disabled children and those experiencing problems of social exclusion.