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Ricky Rubio | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 192
College: N/A
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Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.
Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Nov 24 - 2:47 PM

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Ricky Rubio scored eight points with 11 assists, five boards and one steal on Monday vs. the 76ers.

Even against a poor defender such as T.J. McConnell, Rubio wasn't very aggressive on offense and attempted just five shots, making two of them. He didn't have any 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times, but his owners drafted him for his elite ability to rack up assists. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way if he stays healthy.
Nov 23 - 10:55 PM

Ricky Rubio said he wants to play more alongside Zach LaVine.

"I would like to play more with Zach," Rubio said. "He can help me, and I can help him. But if Coach likes bringing him as a backup point guard, we gotta accept that." With Kevin Martin expected to move into the starting lineup on Monday in place of Tayshaun Prince, perhaps Rubio will get his wish as the Timberwolves experiment with finding ways to get more production on offense. Still, the Wolves need to see what LaVine can do at the point in case the team wants to move Rubio down the road.
Source: ESPN
Nov 23 - 9:43 AM

Ricky Rubio scored 12 points with one rebound, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

He looked fine and seems to be over his hamstring injury. Rubio is one of the least durable players, so his owners probably shouldn't get too confident about him staying on the court. He still has some nice upside, though.
Nov 20 - 11:32 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) logged 35 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss, finishing with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and three turnovers.

Owners should expect efficient scoring from Rubio, and otherwise he looked great tonight -- the fact that he played in back-to-back games is very encouraging. Owners should expect him to be rested and ready for Minnesota's final game of the week, Friday vs. Detroit.
Nov 18 - 10:53 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) will start Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Rubio played 27 minutes in his return to action on Tuesday, and there's no word yet on whether he'll see his minutes increase on Wednesday. The low minute total for Rubio allowed Zach LaVine to get 28 minutes on Tuesday, but LaVine's minutes will likely have an inverse relationship to Rubio's playing time. Until Rubio is fully up to speed, he'll be a bit too risky for use in DFS.
Nov 18 - 5:50 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) reportedly felt good after going through Wednesday morning's shootaround, but he remains questionable to face the Magic.

Rubio making it through shootaround without issue would imply that he's closer to probable than questionable, but it sounds like we won't officially know Rubio's status until after pregame warmups. Zach LaVine will start if Rubio can't give it a go.
Nov 18 - 1:34 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Rubio returned from a four-game absence on Tuesday, and played 27 minutes, but the Wolves may err on the side of caution and have Ricky sit this one out as their on the second game of a back-to-back set. If Rubio sits, Zach LaVine would draw the start in a favorable matchup with the Magic, making him a quality DFS target.
Nov 18 - 12:14 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) returned from a four-game absence in Tuesday's win over the Heat, scoring seven points with four boards, three assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 27 minutes.

Rubio shot just 1-of-7 from the field, but it's not a surprise to see a little bit of rust and the good news is that he was moving really well out there. Rubio admitted after the game that he isn't 100 percent, so we'll keep a close eye on his status in advance of Wednesday's game vs. the Magic. Rubio won't do your field goal percentage any favors, but he's been playing really well this season and should easily surpass his ADP if he can stay healthy. The Wolves are 5-2 when Rubio plays and 0-4 when he sits.
Nov 17 - 10:49 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) will start on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

After four straight games on the sidelines, Rubio is back. Head coach Sam Mithchell wouldn't reveal if Rubio will have any restrictions, but it's a safe bet that he probably won't see a full workload tonight. Zach LaVine will move to the bench and it looks like his value is about to take a massive hit. Get Rubio in your lineups and check back after the game to see how he holds up.
Nov 17 - 6:16 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) said he's feeling better after shootaround, but is still questionable for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

Rubio was wearing an ice wrap around his hamstring after shootaround, but said he's feeling better and added his status for Tuesday night will depend on how he feels later. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Andre Miller and Zach LaVine would see an uptick in minutes if Rubio is unable to play.
Nov 17 - 11:53 AM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

He did go through practice on Monday after missing his last four games. Rubio's hamstring issue was expected to be minor and the team even listed him as probable for two games. The Wolves unleashed Professor Andre Miller with 34 minutes on Sunday, which caused Zach LaVine to play just 17 minutes. LaVine's value is trending down after a nice week while Rubio is a risky player to use in a weekly league.
Nov 16 - 3:30 PM

Ricky Rubio (left hamstring strain) was able to practice on Monday, but his status for Tuesday's game vs. Miami is to be determined.

The Timberwolves play a back-to-back against the Heat and Magic on Tuesday and Wednesday, so even if Rubio is able to play in one he may not be able to participate in both. We'll have another update on Tuesday, but if Rubio sits out again, expect Zach Lavine to draw the start. In four games as a starter, LaVine is averaging 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.3 triples and a steal. The numbers look good for fantasy purposes, but LaVine needs to do a better job of running his team when he's out there instead of csontantly looking for his shot.
Nov 16 - 1:52 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies.

This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines and there is no clear timetable for his return. Zach LaVine has been going off lately and is worth a look if you need help in the short term. Rubio's owners should continue to be patient.
Nov 15 - 1:57 PM

Ricky Rubio (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

He was probable for the last two games and did not play, so break out your Wolves injury report decoder rings. There's still a chance Rubio doesn't play as the Wolves look to avoid a lingering issue. If he's out, Zach LaVine will get to build off his 26-point Friday.
Nov 14 - 5:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic