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Ricky Rubio | Guard | #9

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 192
College: N/A
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
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Ricky Rubio (thigh) will not play for Spain during Monday's exhibition vs. Lithuania.
Rubio suffered a minor injury last week and the Spanish national team has no incentive to risk his health in a preliminary game. This has no bearing on his availability for training camp, where he'll try to build backcourt chemistry with impressive rookie Kris Dunn. Jul 18 - 10:05 AM

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Wolves owner Glen Taylor doesn't expect Ricky Rubio to be traded, but he said the team wants Rubio to improve his shooting.

"I don't see [a trade] as a likely possibility, Taylor said. "He plays defense, he gets assists, he helps the others get better ... I think [coach Tom Thibodeau] wants to bring an assistant coach to help Ricky on his shooting and I think that’s where we’re going to start out and go, and we’ll see how good Kris Dunn is." Thibodeau has suggested that Dunn and Rubio can share the backcourt, but the veteran's name will likely be a staple of trade rumors this season.
Jul 17 - 11:42 AM

Ricky Rubio exited Tuesday's exhibition game against Angola with a minor thigh injury, and he will not return.

Team Spain is describing the injury as a "charley horse," and his absence from the remainder of Tuesday's friendly is simply precautionary. There's nothing suggesting that this minor injury will affect Rubio's status for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Jul 12 - 6:53 PM

The Wolves reportedly offered Ricky Rubio and the No. 5 pick (Kris Dunn) for Jimmy Butler on Thursday night.

The Bulls are very high on Kris Dunn, but they reportedly wanted Zach LaVine instead of Rubio. It's no secret that the Wolves are at least exploring the idea of trading Rubio, and their decision to take Dunn at No. 5 only increases the chances of a move. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that he can picture Dunn playing alongside Rubio, but the trade rumors aren't going to quiet down anytime soon.
Jun 24 - 11:19 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau said he expects Kris Dunn to play next to Ricky Rubio.

Thibs loves to play his guys big minutes, so he might go with an air-tight guard rotation. There are some rumors of Rubio headed out of town, so that will be something to watch. Thibodeau traditionally likes attacking guards, but maybe Rubio's defense can win him over.
Jun 23 - 10:14 PM

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves are shopping Ricky Rubio.

This really comes as no surprise since Rubio doesn't fit what Tom Thibodeau wants to do. With the Wolves selecting Kris Dunn at No. 5 overall in Thursday's draft, Rubio's time in Minnesota is likely coming to a close sooner rather than later. His fantasy value would be dependent upon where he'd land, but Rubio's game is the same regardless of his destination. If he remains in Minnesota, it's unclear how playing time will shake out with Dunn and Zach LaVine in the mix. And then there's that Andrew Wiggins fella, as well.

In an interview with Catalunya Radio from Spain, Ricky Rubio said that he has to start thinking about being a part of a team that can reach the postseason.

"Next season will be crucial for me," he said. "I've been in the NBA for five years, and six years without playoffs would be a long time. At 26, I'd have to start thinking about teams that can get to the playoffs and win in the Finals." Rubio is signed through the 2018-19 season, but it's possible he becomes trade bait if the Wolves determine he's not a part of the long-term solution alongside Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.
Source: ESPN
Jun 6 - 9:43 AM

Tom Thibodeau said that Ricky Rubio has established himself as a "very good player."

"The point guard position is such an important position in the way the team functions," Thibodeau said. "You need to have a good understanding where guys like to get the ball, who has a good matchup, what’s going on in the game and keep the team organized and I think Ricky’s really strong in those areas." Rubio managed to stay healthy and played in 76 games this season, averaging 10.1 points, 8.6 assists, 4.3 boards, 2.1 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 37.4 percent shooting. He was a top-45 player in standard 9-cat leagues and should be a nice target in the middle rounds for owners who don't mind his turnovers and FG percentage.
Apr 22 - 12:39 PM

Ricky Rubio scored four points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes against the Rockets on Monday.

It was one of his worst games on the year. The Wolves did lock themselves into the No. 5 spot in the lottery with this loss, but there is a chance Rubio gets rested on Wednesday to give more run to Tyus Jones
Apr 12 - 12:18 AM

Ricky Rubio did not attempt a shot from the field and made 2-of-4 from the line for two points with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal, five turnovers and three fouls in 22 minutes against the Kings.

The Wolves gave some run to Tyus Jones, which may continue the rest of the way. Tonight was just the second time in Rubio's career he's failed to take a shot from the field -- his first was a 19-minute game back in 2013. Rubio has been under the microscope with so many young pieces looking very promising, but fantasy owners can't complain with him posting top-50 value this season.
Apr 8 - 1:04 AM

Ricky Rubio's shooting slump continued on Sunday as he made just 2-of-7 shots to score nine points with five assists, two rebounds and one steal.

Rubio is now a combined 6-of-24 (25.0 percent) in his past three games, averaging 8.0 points during that span. Fantasy owners can only keep him active and hope that he turns things around vs. Steph Curry and the Warriors on Tuesday. If there's a silver lining here, it's that Rubio has now made at least one 3-pointer in a career-best 12 consecutive games.
Apr 3 - 7:03 PM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that he will not rest anyone down the stretch.

"I said sometimes I think about it," Mitchell said. "When you look at what some other teams do, they give their guys rest. Sometimes I’ve wondered, ‘Should I do that?’ We’ve got too much developing to do … Maybe older playoff teams are getting their guys ready for the playoffs. This is our playoff stretch right now." This is wonderful news for any owner of Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng.

Ricky Rubio made 9-of-12 from the field for 23 points against the Jazz on Saturday, adding five rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

That's a very nice scoring line, especially in a bad matchup. He’s been more consistent with double-doubles in six of his previous eight games. Rubio has been respectable with his jumper with a 49.1 effective field goal percentage in that span and he looks to be finishing this season nicely.
Mar 27 - 12:08 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 20 points with four rebounds, 11 assists, one block, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Warriors on Monday.

It's just his third 20-plus scoring game of the season. Rubio is having the best scoring full month of the season, averaging 13.1 points, 4.4 boards, 9.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys. He's also been healthy for the most part in a nice bounce-back season.
Mar 22 - 12:25 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting Friday, to go with six assists, one 3-pointer, three boards, one block and five turnovers in 32 minutes.

Rubio is finally having a relatively healthy season, and he's been a steady top-50 asset all year long. The poor shooting (36.8 percent from the field) and general lack of a 3-point shot (0.7 triples per contest) will keep him out of an early-round evaluation, but his contributions to the assist (8.8) and steals (2.0) category is nothing short of elite.
Mar 19 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Kris Dunn
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Brandon Rush
4Damjan Rudez
5Tayshaun Prince
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Nikola Pekovic
4Jordan Hill