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Rubio agrees to four-year, $55 million extension with Timberwolves

Point guard Ricky Rubio will lead the Timberwolves into their recently revised future, after he and the team reached agreement Friday evening on a four-year contract extension that will guarantee him at least $55 million. By approving such a contract, the Wolves are paying Rubio -- who turned 24 last month -- for the complete player he might become, not the incomplete one he currently is. His new annual $13.75 salary will start a season from now and make him the team's highest-paid player, above center Nikola Pekovic's $12 million salary. It also will pay him more than a number of point-guard peers -- Stephen Curry, Tony Parker, Mike Conley, Kyle Lowry, Ty Lawson -- across the league ...

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