The Grizzlies hold all the leverage. Rubio wants to play in the NBA and he is the second best prospect so you don't give him away for peanuts. This is not Pau Gasol part II because unlike Gasol on the Lakers, Rubio will be playing on another up and coming team when the Grizzlies expect to be competing in the playoffs. The last thing the Grizzlies need to do is gift wrap a superstar PG to a team in the same conference without making them pay a heavy price. Also, Rubio has two options: play in the NBA or sit out. His option of going back to Joventut are all but extinguished and I can't see him going back into that situation and playing for two season at $125,000 a season THEN sitting out an entire season so he can reenter the NBA draft in 2012.