DraftExpress reported on Thursday that Ricky Rubio's agent will attempt to dissuade the Grizzlies and Thunder from drafting his client.
"A general manager and an owner are not going to succumb to an agent saying, ‘If you select my player he’s not going to come here,’” said Aaron Goodwin.
"If a GM does, he won’t be a GM much longer.”
Some people believe cities such as Oklahoma City will have a tough time convincing players to come join their franchise.
"I don’t think (Oklahoma City) needs to be leery of that,” Goodwin said. "What (general manager) Sam (Presti) is doing is building a good team there. And players go to places that have two things, a good team and a good fan base, period. You’re in town to play basketball and make sure that the fans enjoy you playing basketball and to hopefully win championships. That’s what they’re trying to build down there.
"Each city that has an NBA franchise didn’t start off as a dominant city to be in. It had to be built over the years.”