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Ricky Rubio | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 192
College: N/A
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Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.
He's ramped up his activity in recent weeks and is nearing a return, but he still has soreness and the Wolves are being very cautious to avoid further damage. Mo Williams will continue to be a viable fantasy option until Rubio's return, at which point standard-league owners may have to look elsewhere for PG production. Jan 23 - 11:12 AM

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Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with more than a high ankle sprain, according to Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders.

Saunders told reporters that his point guard's recovery process has also been prolong by damaged muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said. "We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." While two specialists have cautioned Rubio that a rushed return could result in a stress fracture, he seems to be inching closer to a return and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Source: USA Today
Jan 22 - 9:56 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with bone bruise and muscle tears in his rehab.

He's getting closer to a return, but this explains why he's been out for so long. Mo Williams will start again in a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. Rubio should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 21 - 6:51 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Dallas as expected.

He has been participating in contact drills and is said to be targeting a return in late January, so his owners will likely be able to activate him soon. We will continue to provide updates on Rubio's status, and Mo Williams will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence.
Jan 21 - 11:38 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) participated in contact drills for the first time since sustaining his injury on Nov. 7.

This is certainly a positive sign for Rubio, but it sounds like he's still unlikely for Wednesday's game against Dallas. However, he's targeting a return for late-January, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. His return will really hurt the value of Mo Williams and Zach LaVine.
Jan 20 - 3:58 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Charlotte.

Mo Williams has been fantastic as the starting point guard for the Timberwolves with averages of 19.1 points, 8.3 assists, 2.7 three-pointers, 0.9 steals, and 3.4 turnovers per game. While his value will take a sizable hit upon Rubio's eventual return, he has emerged as a must-start guy as one of the Wolves' few options on offense. He's worth a look if he's on your waiver wire, just don't cut anyone with long-term value.
Jan 18 - 3:14 PM

When head coach Flip Saunders was asked if Ricky Rubio (ankle) has a chance of returning during the Wolves current three-game road trip he responded, "definitely not."

While Rubio is making steady progress, he's still experiencing some soreness on the inside of his ankle "almost like a little bone bruise," said Saunders. Rubio's ankle injury has sidelined him since Nov. 7, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in all leagues. His eventual return will really hurt the value of Mo Williams and Zach LaVine.
Jan 16 - 10:02 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) went through a non-contact practice on Monday.

He is getting closer and coach Flip Saunders said he looked good today. Rubio has been out since November and the Wolves aren't going to be making him active considering they're not going anywhere with their 15-game losing streak. Rubio should be added everywhere, though.
Jan 12 - 2:41 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Bucks.

Rubio remains without an official return date, and the Wolves haven't been giving many updates. He has already exceeded his initial 7-8 week timeline, but he has to be getting close at this point, and should be stashed in most leagues. With Mo Williams (ankle) being listed as questionable for Friday, it's looking like Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle, though he makes for a risky option in daily leagues with a tough matchup against the Bucks.
Jan 9 - 10:22 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Thursday vs. the Kings.

Rubio is making steady progress, and it's looking like he'll be able to return in the next few weeks. Zach LaVine and Mo Williams will continue to split minutes at point guard with Rubio sidelined, but neither guy is a great option in standard leagues.
Jan 1 - 6:03 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is showing improvement every day, according to coach Flip Saunders.

Saunders added that Rubio is running much better and it looks like he has a real shot to return in a couple of weeks. We will update Rubio's status as needed, but until he returns Zach LaVine and Mo Williams will continue to hold down the fort.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:52:00 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return in 2-3 weeks.

"I am trying to do my best," Rubio said. "Sometimes it is a little bit painful. I got to get through that. Some things are mentally [challenging]. I just push myself and try to come back as soon as a I can." Rubio is not expected back until at least early-to-mid January at this point, and it may be even later than that. Mo Williams and Zach LaVine will hold it down until Rubio returns.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) said that he felt 'good not great' after doing some 5-on-0 work at practice Friday.

He won't take contact in practice until he does feel a little better and also added that he has no return date in mind. We still think he will be able to return in January, but this report is a little disappointing. However, Rubio should be owned in all leagues and his owners will have to remain patient for the time being.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) did some 5-on-0 work at shootaround Friday.

He's getting closer and it would appear contact is just around the corner. Rubio has been out since Nov. 7 with his severe ankle sprain and the Wolves have been forced to play Zach LaVine a little more than they planned. If you're looking to stash Rubio in a shallow league, now is probably the time.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

Rubio isn't likely to return until January, and while he's sidelined Zach LaVine and Mo Williams will continue to split minutes at the point guard position.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Troy Daniels
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Miroslav Raduljica