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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 said that he's learning a lot from Kevin Garnett, and that he's a great teammate to have.
"If you’re on the same team [as Garnett], he kills for you and you want that kind of teammate," said Rubio. "He’s a teacher, he spreads a lot of knowledge about basketball and he’s one of the greatest ever, so every day I spend with him in the locker room, it’s a lesson for me." Garnett will be taking on the role of veteran leader in Minnesota, but he won't be worth drafting in most leagues as he heads into the final few years of his NBA career. As for Rubio, he'll make for a very risky mid-round selection on draft day after only making it through 22 games last season to go with averages of 10.3 points, 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Aug 26 - 11:47 AM
Source: Rappler

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According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP Minneapolis, Ricky Rubio (ankle) is expected to be 100 percent for training camp.

Rubio was spotted shooting around with some kids during his trip to the Philippines, so things are starting are to look up for the Spaniard. He played in just 22 games for the Wolves last season, but he has spent the offseason strengthening his ankle and appears to be ready to take the court on opening night. Rubio still needs to work on his jumper and his health is a concern, so he will be a risky pick in the middle rounds.
Aug 21 - 10:00 AM

Ricky Rubio said that he is trying to strengthen all of the muscles around his troublesome left ankle.

"I’ve been doing a lot of rehab, and I keep going forward," Rubio said. "For the first three months [after surgery], I was doing low-impact work in the gym, working out my upper body, working on my core strength. I go to the gym and the weight room, spend like an hour and a half over there, just working on my core, trying to stay healthy. Then, another hour to get my ankle strength back and [work on] all the muscles [around it].​" Rubio was limited to just 22 games last season, but all signs point to him being ready in time for training camp.
Jul 30 - 2:58 PM

Flip Saunders said that he believes Ricky Rubio can become an "adequate shooter".

"Ricky is gonna be OK. I think he’ll be an adequate shooter," Saunders said. "He has such an impact doing other things, he doesn’t need to be a great shooter. He just needs to knock down 18-footers, and maybe some corner 3s. Because if you lay off of him, he’ll take that slack and come at you — and create for someone else." Rubio shot just 35.6 percent from the filed last season and 25.5 percent from deep, so he clearly needs to continue working on his jumper. However, the most concerning thing about Rubio is his health, as he was only able to suit up for 22 games last season.
Source: Grantland
Jul 30 - 2:44 PM

The Houston Rockets are interested in acquiring Ricky Rubio, according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP Minneapolis.

While the Rockets may be interested, that doesn't mean they have the pieces to make a trade imminent. Rubio would likely thrive alongside James Harden and Dwight Howard in Houston, but we'll have to see if Houston is able to come up with a deal that is to the Timberwolves liking.
Jun 25 - 1:48 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will meet with doctors on Thursday.

It's being labeled a "progress report" update for Rubio, who badly injured his ankle last year and was never quite right after returning. The Wolves need Rubio to be the dynamic player he was expected to be when drafted if their rebuild is going to click on all cylinders, and it's been nothing but positive reports so far this offseason, but Rubio is not yet doing basketball work. That will come in the later portions of July.
Jun 22 - 11:06 AM

Ricky Rubio said he has not requested a trade from the Timberwolves.

When asked about a recent report that stated he had requested a trade, Rubio said, "Yes, I knew nothing about it. I called my agents to check if they know something, They said that is not true. They denied everything. There always be rumors. For what I can say, it’s not true. But in this league, except LeBron and another three or four, everybody is tradeable." There have been reports that the Timberwolves are willing to trade Rubio for the right price, so we'll be keeping a close eye on this situation over the summer.
Source: Canis Hoops
Jun 4 - 10:18 AM

The Timberwolves are reportedly willing to trade Ricky Rubio for the right price.

This "Team-X would be willing to trade underperforming Player-Y for the right price" narrative is a common one to float around the rumor mill, and it's worth noting head coach and team president Flip Saunders has come out saying there are no truth to the trade rumors regarding Rubio. Rubio will be making max money over the next four years, so it's going to be difficult for Minnesota to find any takers for guy who has yet to develop a 3-point shot, and is a constant injury risk. This report feels a lot more like a rumor right now, so it would be a bit surprising if it comes to fruition.
Source: Real GM
Jun 2 - 2:46 PM

Ricky Rubio said he really wants to "make it work" in Minnesota.

There are some trade rumors swirling around Rubio because of the Wolves failing to make the playoffs in any of Rubio's four seasons. He'll look to stay healthy this upcoming season and remains a risky mid-round pick in fantasy drafts.
May 20 - 7:57 PM

Timberwolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said that the Ricky Rubio trade rumors are "totally untrue".

NBA Insider Chad Ford said that Rubio's camp has been pushing for a trade for a while now, but Saunders firmly denied the report. The Wolves received the No. 1 pick in Tuesday's lottery and will likely target Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns, so Rubio's role as the starting point guard won't be in question next season. Rubio has had a lot of trouble staying healthy and will have plenty to prove after signing a four-year, $55 million contract, but it sounds like the Wolves have his back.
May 20 - 11:03 AM

The Timberwolves claimed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft during Tuesday's lottery, with the Lakers at No. 2 and the 76ers at No. 3.

The Wolves have their choice of prized prospects including Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. With Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine already in the backcourt, however, Towns and Okafor stand out as the most logical targets. This was the first time in franchise history that Minnesota has landed the top pick, an ironic fact since their roster already features No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013).
May 19 - 8:59 PM

According to NBA Insider Chad Ford, Ricky Rubio's camp has been pushing for a trade for a while now.

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN countered this claim, saying that Rubio had been pushing for a trade in the past, but those talks died down once his four-year, $55 million deal was signed. There's a lot of speculation here with the premise being Minnesota may look to explore the market if they windup with the No. 4 overall selection in the 2015 draft and draft Emmanuel Mudiay, so we're a bit skeptical that Rubio will be wearing a different uniform when the 2015-16 season begins. Rubio's value is also very low right now after only making it through 22 games, another reason to not give this report much merit.
Source: ESPN
May 19 - 3:17 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is preparing to begin impact work in July.

Rubio is reportedly down to using just one crutch following surgery on his left ankle in April and has already been doing upper body work. The 24-year-old is likely to be ready by training camp, so fantasy owners should have some clarity on his early-season availability heading into drafts. That said, any selection of Rubio will come with a decent amount of risk as he's only topped 60 games played once in his four-year NBA career.
May 7 - 12:53 PM

Ricky Rubio had successful diagnostic arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Monday.

He is expected to make a full recovery this summer. Rubio's left ankle was the main reason he played just 22 games this season, but the Wolves probably shouldn't have played him as much as they did following his return. He'll be ready to go for training camp.
Apr 13 - 8:06 PM

Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves do not know "how minor or major" Ricky Rubio's upcoming ankle surgery is, but the procedure is expected to "clean up" tissue around the ankle.

This is going from bad to worse in a short period. Rubio could barely stay on the court after sustaining a severe ankle sprain earlier in the season, and now the team nor the player has any idea what they're actually facing. If something more significant is discovered than anticipated, Rubio could be looking at extended time on the sidelines. We won't know more until he has the surgery, but this is a situation to monitor.
Apr 13 - 9:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Andre Miller
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Zach LaVine
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Tayshaun Prince
5Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Adreian Payne
3Anthony Bennett
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic