Ricky Rubio is having an up and down season for Barcelona and the Wolves still hold his rights, but Dallas owner Mark Cuban remains high on him.

"I think (Minnesota) has a star in the making in Ricky Rubio," Cuban said.

"We tried to trade up to get Rubio," Cuban said. "But we weren't close. We would have loved to draft him."

Barcelona went undefeated in the Top-16 stage of Euroleague.

"The thing about Europe," Cuban said, "is it doesn't necessarily translate in terms of points and assists. You've got to look at talent, you've got to look at game IQ and you've got to look at age.

"I don't think if he came in now he would dominate the league or anything like that. But I think he would have a big impact here."