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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 stayed hot on Friday vs. the Heat with 20 points, six assists, two steals and one block.
He finished 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with three turnovers in 33 minutes. Coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging Rubio to shoot more often and it's paying dividends, as he's now scored 20+ points in four straight games which is the longest streak of his career. As long as the Wolves are within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Rubio's workload will be safe -- they are 4.5 games behind Denver. Mar 17 - 11:00 PM

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Ricky Rubio followed up Monday's massive double-double with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers with seven assists, three rebounds and one steal.

He dished out 19 dimes vs. Washington on Monday, setting a franchise record, and he's been terrific ever since the Wolves opted not to trade him at the deadline. He committed just one turnover in 32 minutes tonight, and over his past three contests he's averaged 22.3 points on combined 25-of-43 shooting (58.1 percent). Let the good times roll.
Mar 15 - 11:14 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 22 points with a franchise record 19 assists and three steals over 39 minutes in Monday's 119-104 win against the Wizards.

Rubio also has 20-plus points in back-to-back games for the first time since March 12-13, 2013. He also tied a season best with six straight double-digit point totals. The Spaniard is averaging 11.8 assists per game over his past nine, three per outing above his season total.
Mar 13 - 11:18 PM

Ricky Rubio matched his season-high with 22 points in Saturday's loss to the Bucks.

Rubio got off to a slow start and was limited to 28 minutes because of foul trouble, but he kept the Wolves in the game late and scored nine points alone in the fourth quarter. He finished 9-of-14 from the field with eight assists and two triples. He was coming off three straight double-doubles and coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging him to shoot more -- he made a season-high nine field goals in this one. His fantasy arrow is pointing straight up with the Wolves hoping to sneak into the postseason.
Mar 11 - 11:10 PM

Coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging Ricky Rubio to shoot more often.

Rubio has seen his scoring average increase each month as this season has progressed. He averaged just 6.4 points on 5.4 field goal attempts over the first 14 games of the year. Rubio is currently averaging 12.6 points on 9.9 field goal attempts over his last 17 games. He is "playing at a very, very high level," according to Thibodeau. Rubio has also dished out at least nine dimes in six straight games and is averaging 11.0 assists per game over that stretch. Fantasy owners that were patient have to be ecstatic with Rubio's production of late.
Mar 10 - 9:50 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 15 points with six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He's on cruise control since the break. In those six games, Rubio averaged 12.2 points, 6.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 treys. He is absolutely crushing for anyone who waited after a rough finish to his 2016. The Wolves are playing elite defense lately and a lot of it is because of Rubio, so clearly coach Tom Thibodeau won't be limiting him. He could be an early-round guy if he can avoid some slumps.
Mar 9 - 1:35 AM

Ricky Rubio continued his strong play against the Spurs in a 97-90 overtime losing effort on Saturday, posting a triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.

This triple-double is the 79th this season, which sets an NBA record for most trip-dubs league wide in a single season. Of course, this isn't about Rubio and some other guy in Oklahoma City accounts for 38 percent of that total alone, but at least Rubio gets the glory. His fantasy owners have also seen some glorious times with Rubio turning in fifth-round value in his last 15 games.
Mar 5 - 12:41 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 11 points with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two turnovers in 29 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

While he isn't scoring the ball, Rubio is filling it up quite nicely since the break. In those four games, he's averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.8 treys on 44.4 percent from the field. He's been a top-50 player in his last 10 games and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Mar 2 - 1:02 AM

Ricky Rubio scored just nine points in Monday's game against the Kings but he ended up with 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Rubio doesn't have to put up huge point totals with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins more than capable of handling those duties. However, what he loses in fantasy appeal in the scoring department he more than makes up for in the assists category. He has 11 or more assists in six of his past seven outings, and he is a major contributor with 17 steals during the same stretch.
Feb 28 - 1:05 AM

Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 13 points and 14 assists on Friday vs. the Mavericks.

He was a popular name at the deadline and there was a good chance that he was going to end up with the Knicks, but the Wolves stood pat and will likely roll with Rubio as their starting PG until a playoff spot is out of reach -- The Wolves are only three losses behind the eighth-seeded Nuggets. Rubio shot 6-of-13 from the field in 35 minutes with five rebounds and three steals, and it's also encouraging that the Wolves are utilizing more two-PG lineups with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season. Rubio's owners can breathe easy.
Feb 25 - 12:14 AM

The Wolves opted not to trade Ricky Rubio on Thursday, despite talking to the Knicks about a possible deal involving Derrick Rose.

"Different things are thrown around but we didn't think anything was close or made sense for us," said coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks reportedly wanted to get Nemanja Bjelica in addition to Rubio, but the Wolves declined and the deal fell through. It'll be business as usual for Rubio and Rose down the stretch.
Feb 23 - 3:51 PM

Ricky Rubio is practicing prior to the trade deadline on Thursday.

There's not much information to be gleaned here, but at a minimum it doesn't sound like a Rubio trade has already been agreed upon. The Knicks have repeatedly been mentioned as suitors for Rubio, possibly in a deal involving Derrick Rose, and we won't have to wait much longer to learn his fate.
Feb 23 - 1:53 PM

The Knicks and Timberwolves "remain engaged in trade talks" toward a deal with Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This is pretty much a non-update here, but it's worth a mention that ESPN is following up on The Vertical's report of the Knicks and Wolves talking. For some reason, the Wolves look like they're trying to fight for the eighth spot and get some assets, as well.
Feb 23 - 12:43 PM

Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" for the Knicks on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Woj added late on Wednesday night that at least a couple teams received a call from Minnesota about Ricky Rubio, so the Knicks could be one of them. Woj also added that the Derrick Rose rumors have lost some steam with no teams really interested in him right now. Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn could be decent stashes for PG-needy owners in competitive leagues.
Feb 23 - 9:28 AM

Phil Jackson is reportedly a fan of Ricky Rubio.

According to David Aldridge, Tom Thibodeau is "not really enamored" with Ricky Rubio right now, and he feels Derrick Rose would be an "upgrade" at the point guard position, which is a pretty fascinating take. A straight up Rose-Rubio swap would work under the cap guidelines, and with Thibs reportedly making a strong push for Rose, this is certainly a deal we could see go down on deadline day.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 10:29 AM

Depth Charts

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