Ricky Rubio has already signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the holdup keeping him from leaving Barcelona is related to his buyout agreement, multiple sources told ESPN.com.
"This is just a bump in the road for (the Timberwolves)," said one source.
Rubio's Spanish club won the ACB championship Tuesday, after which Rubio said:
"We are talking with Barcelona and we will soon see."
That fueled speculation Rubio might not come to Minnesota for the 2011-12 season. But two sources told ESPN.com Rubio has already signed with the Timberwolves.