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Ricky Rubio | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 185
College: N/A
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The Timberwolves are discussing an extension with Ricky Rubio.
This is likely a lower-priority item for the Wolves with free agency underway and they'll have until the regular season starts. Rubio is an inept scorer on his own, but his passing ability has been able to facilitate the Minnesota offense. His minutes shouldn't be hurt too badly by rookie Zach LaVine. Jul 1 - 12:15 PM

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Ricky Rubio said he wants Kevin Love to stay in Minnesota.

"I like Minnesota," Rubio said. "But I want to win, too. Of course when a big guy like him leaves, you're thinking about what's going to be happening with the team. Are we going to lose a lot? Before I came to Minnesota, the season before they won like 17 games." The Wolves would be toast without Love and putting a bigger scoring burned on Rubio would spell trouble. The point guard shot a pathetic 38.1 percent from the field while playing in all 82 games in 2013-14.
Jun 9 - 10:13 AM

Ricky Rubio is reportedly happy with Flip Saunders becoming the new head coach of the Timberwolves.

Rubio apparently wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having defensive-minded Dave Joerger as his new coach. Now that Saunders has committed to coaching the T-Wolves, contract talks between Rubio and the team are expected to begin soon. Rubio was a top-10 fantasy point guard in standard Yahoo leagues, and still has room to climb up those rankings if he can ever become a more consistent scorer. He is set to be a restricted free agent before the 2015-2016 season, so it will be interesting to see how contract negotiations develop.
Jun 5 - 5:57 PM

Ricky Rubio handed out 11 assists on Sunday but he vanished from the scoring column, going scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting without a single free throw attempt.

Rubio's scoring has been deservedly maligned, but he was averaging a season-high 16.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting in April before this dud. It will remain a source of concern until he proves he can finish in the paint and knock down jumpers with any degree of consistency.
Apr 13 - 11:56 PM

The Wolves crushed the Spurs in their re-scheduled matchup on Tuesday, led by Ricky Rubio's game-high 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

Rubio added seven assists, one steal and only two turnovers in the surprising home victory, which was originally supposed to be played in Mexico City before an electrical fire led to its postponement. This is the fourth time that Rubio has cracked the 20-point barrier all season, and his season-high is 25 points. He seems to have found his groove in April with averages of 15.0 points on 44.7 percent shooting, 0.7 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 10.3 assists and 2.7 steals.
Apr 8 - 10:48 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 18 points during Saturday's 100-92 loss to the Magic with one board, 10 assists and three steals in 33 minutes.

He made 7-of-18 from the field and the Wolves aren't going to win many games when he's shooting that much. In fact, his 18 shots were just his second-highest total of his career with his career-best 19 coming on Feb. 2, 2014 -- a loss to the Blazers. He'll still be putting up nice value one way or another.
Apr 5 - 9:48 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) played in Friday's double-overtime win against the Heat, scoring 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, 14 assists and two steals in 46 minutes.

Rubio's ankle didn't seem like a concern and he will be a premium play with four games next week.
Apr 5 - 12:59 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) looks like he'll play on Friday vs. the Heat.

We had him on our injury report for an ankle sprain on Wednesday, but he was able to return. Rubio can be placed into all starting lineups tonight.
Apr 4 - 7:20 PM

Ricky Rubio returned to Wednesday's game after spraining his left ankle, finishing with 14 points, three boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He suffered the injury in the third quarter and returned with nine minutes left in the fourth. Rubio's ankle injury doesn't seem major, but there have been a slew of players who have missed time due to swelling. His owners will want to make sure he's good to go for Friday.
Apr 3 - 12:49 AM

Ricky Rubio returned to Wednesday's game after suffering a sprained left ankle.

He made it back to the locker room under his own power after colliding with Marc Gasol. J.J. Barea would take over most of the point guard duties should Rubio's swell up on him over the weekend.
Apr 2 - 9:38 PM

Ricky Rubio received 15 stitches to his upper lip after catching a Mike Scott elbow, but was able to return to the game to finish with four points, 10 assists and six steals on 1-of-6 shooting.

Bravo to Rubio for playing through this kind of injury, and look for him to be back out there on Friday against the Lakers.
Mar 27 - 1:12 AM

Ricky Rubio received 15 stitches from an injury to his lip on Wednesday and returned to the game.

Wow. He was bleeding quite a bit and he was still able to return in the first half after suffering the in first quarter.
Mar 26 - 8:54 PM

Ricky Rubio went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday's game to get stitches and is expected to return.

He took an elbow from Mike Scott and was bleeding from his lip. Rubio should be good to go.
Mar 26 - 8:30 PM

Ricky Rubio thrived in an up-tempo loss vs. Phoenix on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, nine assists and three steals.

Rubio came in averaging 11.2 points, 10.2 assists and 2.4 steals in Minnesota's previous five games, and his aggressive play on Sunday forced Eric Bledsoe to pick up two quick fouls and sit out most of the first half.
Mar 23 - 6:37 PM

Ricky Rubio is trying to add a floater to his game.

Rubio's offensive game is capped by his inconsistent jumper and below average ability to finish at the rim. It's led to career averages of just 10.0 points per game on brutal 36.5 percent shooting through three NBA seasons. Still, he's just 23 years old -- giving him plenty of time to develop a la Tony Parker. "He definitely has to develop that shot," coach Rick Adelman said. "He has to learn how to get shots off when he gets into that area because when their big guys are there, he has to get over them."
Mar 21 - 9:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2J.J. Barea
SG1Kevin Martin
2Zach LaVine
3Chase Budinger
4Alexey Shved
SF1Corey Brewer
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Glenn Robinson III
5Robbie Hummel
PF1Kevin Love
2Dante Cunningham
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Ronny Turiaf
3Gorgui Dieng