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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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Ricky Rubio scored 21 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 14 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, adding two rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 39 minutes.
He set new career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (14), so that's not a bad way to respond to the trade rumors. The Wolves are actively shopping Rubio according to The Vertical and the Kings are a rumored destination, but that would actually be a decent spot for him in terms of fantasy value. His owners should sit tight until we learn more, but it sounds like there's a decent chance that he's moved before the Feb. 23 deadline. There are a lot of teams in need of an upgrade at the point, so there's no need to panic if you own him. Jan 17 - 11:37 PM

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The Timberwolves are reportedly actively shopping Ricky Rubio.

The Wolves are reportedly trying to package Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad in order to bring in another guard that would initially start, but eventually, accept a backup role behind Minnesota's No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn. Thus far the Kings have been the only team to express strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but the Wolves don't like what they can offer, and there's reportedly no traction between those two clubs on the trade front. It's tough to predict what Rubio's outlook will look like on another team, but this report firmly puts Dunn on the radar as a quality deep league stash.
Jan 17 - 4:48 PM

Ricky Rubio went 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe during Sunday's loss to the Mavs, ending his evening with eight points, 10 assists, five boards, two steals and four turnovers.

After a slow start to the season, Rubio has been steadily climbing up the rankings and over the past month he's emerged as a third-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 8.4 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers per game on 39.2 percent shooting. This was also his fourth straight game handing out at least 10 assists, so he's rolling right now.
Jan 15 - 4:16 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 14 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, four steals and five turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

This may have been his best game with some fantastic defense against Russell Westbrook. Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns had it working with Rubio assisting him six times. In his last three, Rubio has averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 boards, 15.3 assists (!), 3.3 steals and 3.0 turnovers. Sure he hasn't shot the ball well, but his owners have to be pleased.
Jan 14 - 12:14 AM

Ricky Rubio has made a concerted effort to limit his turnovers this season.

Rubio is averaging just 3.3 turnovers per 100 possessions this season, far below his previous career-low of 4.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. "I don't get as many turnovers as I used to early in my career. So that's one part that I try to improve," said Rubio in an interview with SI. Rubio is playing some of the best ball of the season of late, averaging 11.7 points and 13.0 assists over the Wolves last three games.
Jan 13 - 10:31 AM

Ricky Rubio tied his career-high with 17 assists during Wednesday's home victory, adding 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes.

The Wolves improved to 7-1 when Rubio gets double-digit assists this season, so his 32 dimes over the past two games are a very good sign. It's the most assists he's had in a two-game span at any point in his career. His touches and assists will likely dip once Zach LaVine (hip) returns, but either way his slow start to the season is rapidly fading in the distance.
Jan 12 - 12:07 AM

Ricky Rubio dished out a season-high 15 assists with 13 points (3-of-9 FGs) in Monday's 101-92 win over the Mavericks.

It was an incredible performance from Rubio and he also racked up five steals with five rebounds in 30 minutes. Since entering the league in 2011, no other player has more 4x5 games than Rubio's 16. Zach LaVine left the game with a hip injury and didn't return, so Rubio could have the ball in his hands a bit more moving forward -- Rubio's usage rate rises from 12.4 to 15.0 when LaVine is off the court.
Jan 9 - 11:34 PM

Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-3 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers.

He made a huge steal and hit Zach LaVine with an assist late in the game, but LaVine missed the free throw on a three-point play attempt that would have tied the game. Rubio then hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left on the clock that appeared to complete a 26-point comeback and put the game in overtime. However, Robert Covington hit a circus shot with 0.2 seconds remaining that sealed the win for the Sixers. Rubio was extremely quiet in this one until the games final two minutes, but at least he was closing over Kris Dunn tonight. Rubio's been playing much better lately, but games like this one make it easy to forget that fact.
Jan 3 - 9:50 PM

Ricky Rubio missed all five of his field goal attempts, scoring his only point from the free throw line with six assists and two steals in 26 minutes on Sunday.

Nights like these are inevitable for Rubio, who can really hurt fantasy owners with his field goal percentage. However, his role in this offense is secure and his peripheral stats can’t be ignored, so fantasy owners will have to accept outings like this one. He will look to bounce back on Tuesday against the Sixers.
Jan 1 - 11:06 PM

Ricky Rubio scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with nine assists, one rebound, four steals, one triple and two turnovers in Friday's win over the Bucks.

He is only shooting 27.7 percent on his 3-pointers this season, but coach Tom Thibodeau wants him to keep shooting it. Rubio said he is "working on that shot," and added that he is starting to feel more "comfortable" from deep. He has hit one triple in each of his last three games and a total of six triples over his last five games, and he's only going to keep trending up now that his minutes are safe again.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Ricky Rubio was able to fill it up against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 18 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

While he did turn the ball over four times and only made 5-of-14 from the field, it's obvious that Rubio is back to putting up numbers. His assists and steals numbers highlight his averages over his last five: 9.4 points, 5.4 boards, 8.6 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but his owners have to be happy the worst is over.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Ricky Rubio dished out 10 assists with three points, one rebound, one steal and one triple in Monday's 104-90 win over the Hawks.

Incredibly, Rubio hasn't turned the ball over in his last 67 minutes of action with a total of 22 assists in that span. He finished 1-of-4 from the field on Monday and has scored just three points in two straight games, but he's been a fun player to own lately for his elite production in steals and dimes. He played 30 or more minutes in his previous seven games, but only played 24 tonight due to the lopsided score.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Ricky Rubio had a productive game vs. the Thunder on Sunday with three points, 10 assists, seven rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers, but it wasn't enough to beat OKC.

Rubio still isn't scoring much but that's not his role for the Wolves, and in other categories he's quietly on a roll. Over the past five games he's averaging 1.2 threes, 5.8 rebounds, 9.0 assists, and 2.6 steals, while making a combined 13-of-13 free throws. Things are looking up after a rocky start this season.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Ricky Rubio did a little bit of everything during Friday's loss to the Kings, racking up 13 points, six boards, eight assists, three 3-pointers, three steals and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

Rubio’s upward trend continues, and over the past four games he’s jumped to a third-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues largely due to his elite 2.8 steals and 8.8 assists per contest. He's also been dropping 1.5 treys a night during that four-game span, and while the 3-point shooting probably isn't sustainable, he should be able to keep up the production in assists and steals. Congrats if you bought low during the slow start.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 10 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

The formula for Rubio has always been to keep his usage down while adding some steals, dimes and treys. Well, in the last six, Rubio only has a 13.4 usage rate with a solid 58.8 true shooting percentage. His box score averages look great over that span with 9.0 points, 4.8 boards, 8.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.7 treys. Anyone who bought low two weeks ago looks pretty smart.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill
4Nikola Pekovic