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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
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According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Minnesota "remains intent" on trading Ricky Rubio.
Stein adds that the one of the reasons why Rubio could be on the move is the Wolves are looking for more shooting. This report contradicts Wolves GM Scott Layden's comments this week, as Layden said the team was "planning" on keeping Rubio and gushed about his strong finish to the 2016-17 season. With Kris Dunn in Chicago, whoever the Wolves bring back in a deal for Rubio would immediately step into a large role in Minnesota. For now, it doesn't sound like a deal is in the works yet. Rubio has two years and $29 million left on his deal, so the Wolves won't give him away for cheap. Jun 26 - 11:35 AM

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Wolves GM Scott Layden said that the Wolves are planning to keep Ricky Rubio.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported prior to the draft that Rubio's name was still being shopped around, but then they traded away Kris Dunn to the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler deal. Layden said the Wolves were excited about Rubio's strong finish to the season and added that he's "going to have a great career here," so it now sounds like he will stick around in Minnesota. His usage rate should drop with Butler around, but Rubio should still be an elite source of assists in 2017-18.
Jun 23 - 11:03 AM

Ricky Rubio is an active name in Minnesota's trade discussions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, but he's had one foot out the door ever since the Wolves drafted Kris Dunn. He's coming off a strong season with averages of 11.1 points, 9.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.8 3-pointers, and with just two years and $29 million left on his deal, he should draw plenty of interest. The Wolves have been in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler, but it's not clear if they would take Rubio if their plan is to rebuild.
Jun 22 - 2:01 PM

The Mavericks and Timberwolves reportedly discussed a trade involving Wes Matthews and the No. 9 pick for Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick, but those talks are now "dead."

"Dallas does not feel urgency to move up from No. 9," according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. This is also a vote of confidence in Wes Matthews, who is coming off another rough shooting season in which he averaged 13.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, so this is nothing new.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 21 - 7:21 PM

The Mavericks have had "in-house talks" about the trade availability of Ricky Rubio according to Mavs Insider Mike Fisher.

The Mavericks will likely consider several PGs on draft night and French PG Frank Ntilikina is high on their list, but Rubio could be their backup plan if they go in another direction. The Wolves shopped Rubio last season because they believe Kris Dunn is their future starter, but it's not clear if their stance has changed after Rubio's strong finish to the 2016-17 season. The Mavericks have also been linked to free agent PG Jrue Holiday, so it sounds like they view Yogi Ferrell as more of a backup.
Jun 18 - 10:04 AM

Some members of the Knicks front office would like to pursue Ricky Rubio in a trade this offseason, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Minnesota and New York were purportedly close to a deal at the February trade deadline, but one never materialized. Rubio went on to have a phenomenal second half of the season, averaging 16.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. However, it appears the Wolves are not sold on Rubio long term. They drafted Kris Dunn with the fifth overall pick in 2016 and have the No. 7 pick in the 2017 draft, which has a number of top-tier PG prospects. It's possible the Knicks could offer SG Courtney Lee in exchange for Rubio.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 9:20 AM

ESPN is reporting that the Knicks would like to re-engage the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks involving Ricky Rubio this offseason.

The Knicks and Wolves were purportedly close to swapping Derrick Rose for Rubio at the trade deadline back in February, before that deal dissolved. Over the second half of last season, Rubio played some of the best basketball of his career. In 24 games after the All-Star break, Rubio averaged 16.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. Rose ended up tearing his meniscus. Also, Rose is now a free agent, so it is unknown what the Knicks could offer that would entice the Wolves to part with Rubio.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 9:30 AM

Ricky Rubio (rest) did not play on Wednesday against the Rockets.

The Wolves wanted to get a look at their young point guards, so they gave Rubio his first game off since Jan. 22. Considering how well he played, the Rubio trade rumors should subside this summer, but anything is possible after this team was a disappointment.
Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

Kris Dunn will start for Ricky Rubio against the Rockets on Wednesday.

In the season finale, there is a very good chance Rubio gets the night off and Tyus Jones backs up Dunn. Rubio had a great run post break, averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Dunn will be a risky DFS play, but he has upside.
Apr 12 - 8:03 PM

Ricky Rubio played 36 minutes and hit just 4-of-13 shots, but still finished with 14 points, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Tom Thibodeau doesn't rest his guys - ever. It's possible he could sit his studs in Wednesday's finale at Houston, but it doesn't appear to be a likely scenario. Make sure they're all playing prior to game time and then feel free to unleash the Wolves in DFS play. Tonight's game was meaningless, yet Thibs' four key starters (Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rubio) each played at least 36 minutes in a two-point loss.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Ricky Rubio misfired on nine of his 10 field-goal attempts in Sunday's 110-109 loss against the Lakers, finishing with just two points.

It's a good thing Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins were on fire, each going for over 40 points. Rubio's offense had been surprising good recently. This deuce in the scoring column looks even worse with Rubio coming off a 26-point effort at Utah against the NBA's No. 1 scoring defense.
Apr 10 - 12:20 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting vs. Portland on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

Rubio started hot but he and the Wolves struggled down the stretch tonight, failing to play spoiler to the playoff-hungry Blazers. Tom Thibodeau has shown zero inclination to rest his key players in the final games of the season, even though Minnesota has been eliminated from the playoff race, so Rubio should maintain his usual role.
Apr 7 - 1:37 AM

Ricky Rubio led the Wolves to a 110-109 win over the Blazers on Monday, scoring 11 points (2-of-7 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs) with 16 assists, seven rebounds and one block in 39 minutes.

Rubio was on a mission tonight and dished out nine assists alone in the first quarter. He's in a bit of a shooting slump and is just 3-of-17 from the field over his last two games, but it's tough to complain here as the Spaniard has racked up four straight double-doubles. There has been no indication from coach Tom Thibodeau that he will rest his players, so Rubio's owners should be in amazing shape with four more games on the schedule this week.
Apr 3 - 9:39 PM

Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-10 from the field on his way to 11 points in Saturday's loss to the Kings.

He missed all three of his 3-point attempts, but finished 9-of-10 from the line with 13 assists, six rebounds and two steals. The Wolves are using a lot more two-PG lineups these days, so even though they have nothing to play for expect lottery balls, it doesn't look like Rubio is going to be shut down. His owners will hopefully be able to deploy him for all five games next week.
Apr 1 - 11:23 PM

Ricky Rubio said he feels "the best [he's] ever felt" after scoring a career-high 33 points in Thursday night's win over the Lakers.

"Starting the season, I wasn't feeling that good and now I feel the best I've ever felt," said Rubio. The dramatic spike in Rubio's production has been incredible. In the 17 games played since the All-Star break, Rubio is averaging 16.8 points, 10.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.2 treys, while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor, 43.8 percent from 3-point territory and 91.4 percent from the free throw line. Fantasy owners couldn't possibly ask for more.
Mar 31 - 9:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Tyus Jones
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Brandon Rush
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Omri Casspi
3Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Justin Patton
3Cole Aldrich