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Ricky Rubio | Guard | #9

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: N/A
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Ricky Rubio made 1-of-5 from the field for four points with four rebounds, eight assists and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
It's easy to pick on Rubio for his struggles with his jumper, but does it really matter with offensive forces in Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and superhuman Karl-Anthony Towns next to him? Rubio is going to have to keep Kris Dunn at bay, but as long as he takes care of the ball and defends, he'll keep his minutes in the low 30s. Expect him to be a solid fantasy starter. Oct 27 - 1:40 AM

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The Timberwolves are "still resisting trade overtures for Ricky Rubio," according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Kings have been "the most determined of several teams" pursuing a deal for Rubio, but Tom Thibodeau is reportedly reluctant to deal his PG unless Kris Dunn proves he can handle being a full-time starter. Any team dealing for Rubio would most likely intend to start him, so even if he's traded it shouldn't spoil his fantasy appeal.
Oct 19 - 7:02 PM

Ricky Rubio's defense helped spark the Wolves to a win on Wednesday, as he finished with seven points, eight assists, four steals and three rebounds in 25 minutes.

Rubio is shooting just 4-of-14 from the field this preseason, but he's gone 10-of-11 from the line while keeping a steady hand on the rudder of the Wolves' offense. His steals led to a number of easy buckets tonight and his defense should also endear him to coach Tom Thibodeau. For re-draft purposes, concerns about Kris Dunn might be overblown -- the rookie is shooting 18.5 percent from the field this preseason.
Oct 12 - 10:43 PM

Ricky Rubio said he wants to be part of what the Timberwolves are doing.

Trade rumors have been surrounding Rubio since the Wolves drafted Kris Dunn, but Rubio said his summer comments about wanting to play for a winner don't mean that he wants to be traded. "I didn’t say I wanted to get traded," Rubio said. "I want to play with a winner. I think we have the right mentality. It’s changing." While Rubio's shooting numbers leave something to be desired, he's still one of the better fantasy point guards out there.
Sep 27 - 10:15 AM

Ricky Rubio will likely start the season with the Timberwolves, according to league sources.

Mitch Lawrence of SiriusXM NBA said the Kings were close to trading for Rubio, but a potential trade seems to have fizzled out for now. Rubio's fantasy value wouldn't change much with a trade, but the fantasy value of Kris Dunn (up) and Darren Collison (down) would be much more affected if the two teams are able to work out a deal.
Aug 30 - 11:13 AM

Ricky Rubio thinks the Timberwolves are ready to take the next step in their development.

With a new head coach and plenty of young talent, Rubio expressed his excitement with the direction of the team. "I think we’ve got all the pieces together to make something happen," he said. "I’m really excited about the new coach and the new staff. They have a lot of years in their backpack and really can teach us how to reach the next level. I think we have the tools. We just have to put all them together." While Rubio has been the subject of trade rumors, he's poised for another solid fantasy season and will provide plenty of assists for owners who are willing to put up with his lackluster shooting percentage.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 23 - 9:48 AM

Ricky Rubio admitted that his mother's health had an impact on him during the season.

"Sometimes at night during the season I was going through hell," Rubio said. "Waking up in, who knows, Sacramento, in LA, in the middle of the night alone in a hotel and thinking, `Why am I here? Is it really worth it?'" Rubio's mother has since passed away from lung cancer, and you can be certain he'll be playing with extra motivation during the upcoming campaign.
Aug 20 - 2:47 PM

Ricky Rubio struggled with early foul trouble on Friday, finishing a loss to the U.S. with one rebound, one assist and one steal, while going scoreless on 0-of-4 attempts.

Fellow starter Nikola Mirotic was hardly better with just seven points on 2-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes of action. Spain struggled to create offense when Pau Gasol wasn't scoring, and they'll need a more balanced effort to secure a bronze medal on Sunday.
Aug 19 - 4:33 PM

The Sacramento Kings have interest in trading for Ricky Rubio, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500.

To be clear, Wolfson reports that nothing is imminent on the trade front for Rubio and that he will indeed begin the year as Minnesota's starting point guard. However, if the Timberwolves ever look to shake things up in order open up some more minutes for Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, the Kings are expected to be amongst the teams pursing a deal for Rubio. Although given what the Kings currently have to offer, it doesn't seem likely they'd be able to land Rubio.
Source: 1500 ESPN
Aug 16 - 3:51 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 15 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against Nigeria.

Missing all four attempts from deep hurt his efficiency, but besides that he went 5-of-7 from two and made all five from the line. Rubio hasn't quite looked in rhythm in Rio, but the Spanish would've been in trouble today without him running the show -- he was a team-high plus-29. Yes, he can't shoot as well as he probably should, but Rubio is one of the best 15 point guards in fantasy.
Aug 11 - 7:53 PM

Ricky Rubio failed to score in 12 minutes of action for Spain on Sunday.

Teammate Jose Calderon didn't even play, as Spain divvied up their point guard minutes between Sergio Rodriguez (10 points, seven assists) and Sergio Llull (nine points, three assists). Rubio didn't score double-digit points in a game during Spain's silver-medal run in 2008, and it looks like he'll be marginalized again this summer.
Aug 7 - 8:23 PM

Ricky Rubio (thigh) will not play for Spain during Monday's exhibition vs. Lithuania.

Rubio suffered a minor injury last week and the Spanish national team has no incentive to risk his health in a preliminary game. This has no bearing on his availability for training camp, where he'll try to build backcourt chemistry with impressive rookie Kris Dunn.
Jul 18 - 10:05 AM

Wolves owner Glen Taylor doesn't expect Ricky Rubio to be traded, but he said the team wants Rubio to improve his shooting.

"I don't see [a trade] as a likely possibility, Taylor said. "He plays defense, he gets assists, he helps the others get better ... I think [coach Tom Thibodeau] wants to bring an assistant coach to help Ricky on his shooting and I think that’s where we’re going to start out and go, and we’ll see how good Kris Dunn is." Thibodeau has suggested that Dunn and Rubio can share the backcourt, but the veteran's name will likely be a staple of trade rumors this season.
Jul 17 - 11:42 AM

Ricky Rubio exited Tuesday's exhibition game against Angola with a minor thigh injury, and he will not return.

Team Spain is describing the injury as a "charley horse," and his absence from the remainder of Tuesday's friendly is simply precautionary. There's nothing suggesting that this minor injury will affect Rubio's status for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jul 12 - 6:53 PM

The Wolves reportedly offered Ricky Rubio and the No. 5 pick (Kris Dunn) for Jimmy Butler on Thursday night.

The Bulls are very high on Kris Dunn, but they reportedly wanted Zach LaVine instead of Rubio. It's no secret that the Wolves are at least exploring the idea of trading Rubio, and their decision to take Dunn at No. 5 only increases the chances of a move. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that he can picture Dunn playing alongside Rubio, but the trade rumors aren't going to quiet down anytime soon.
Jun 24 - 11:19 AM