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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 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

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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

Ricky Rubio will have arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle early next week.

The surgery is just being called a "minor cleanup" for Rubio, but it is "highly unlikely" he will play for Spain in the European championships this summer. Rubio said earlier this month that he had a little too much activity and that his main goal is to stay healthy. He'll be ready to go next season as a mid-round pick.
Apr 11 - 7:46 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) said he hasn't committed to joining the Spanish national team this summer and that his priority is to stay healthy.

"In four years, I have one good season, an 82-game season," Rubio said. He only played 22 games this season and won't play again this year. Rubio will be a mid-round pick with some extra risk due to a couple severe injuries in the last three seasons.
Apr 6 - 2:33 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play in any more games for the remainder of the season according to head coach Flip Saunders.

Despite what head coach Flip Saunders is saying, it's obvious that the Wolves are playing for ping pong balls in the upcoming draft and they have no incentive to play Rubio at less than 100 percent. Rubio is still battling soreness in his ankle and hasn't responded well to treatment, so we will keep a close eye on this story in the coming weeks. Rubio can be dropped outside of keeper leagues, while Zach LaVine should be able to maintain his value for the rest of the season and is worth owning in all leagues.
Apr 4 - 12:46 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

This is not a surprise and today's update that Gary Neal is ahead of Rubio suggests the point guard will be out for a couple more games. Keep him on the wire while Zach LaVine can remain owned in all leagues.
Apr 3 - 7:01 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Magic.

Rubio has been sidelined since March 18, so even if he is able to suit up, he'd more than likely be with a minutes limit making him a risky option in most leagues. We're not expecting him to play with the Timberwolves playing for ping-pong balls, but we'll update his status as needed. Stay tuned.
Apr 3 - 12:46 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) are being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

Rubio is reportedly getting close to a return, but with this update, we don't expect him to be in uniform for Friday's game. Zach LaVine will continue to start for the Timberwolves, and he should be owned in most leagues, while Rubio is a drop-candidate in nearly all formats. Garnett hasn't played since March 7, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 2 - 4:55 PM

Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said Ricky Rubio( ankle) is on the verge of returning, but the team's medical staff has held him out.

Cynics would question whether it's the medical staff or the front office holding Rubio out, but Flip framed the decision as purely medical. "All they're saying is he's not ready to play at the level that he needs to play at right now," Saunders said. "He's not going to have the explosiveness he had, just because you never catch up that when you get hurt in this part of the season." Minnesota has nothing to play for, so there's a good chance that we don't see Rubio again this season. Zach LaVine will continue to starting in his place, while Rubio can be dropped by fantasy owners who need every game they can get right now.
Apr 2 - 10:28 AM

Ricky Rubio's sprained ankle will sideline him again on Wednesday.

Rubio was doubtful to play and at this point we're wondering why the Wolves don't shut him down. He's missed nine of Minnesota's past 10 games and there's no clear indication when he might return, leaving Zach LaVine with a clear path to extended minutes in the backcourt.
Apr 1 - 6:54 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (illness) are doubtful to play Wednesday against the Raptors.

The Wolves are playing for draft picks, so it's extremely unlikely we'll see either Rubio or Garnett in uniform on Wednesday. Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will be forced into heavy minutes with the Minnesota backcourt banged up, while Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne will be the few healthy frontcourt options for the Wolves.

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

He was listed as doubtful, but the Minnesota Injury Decoder Ring™ indicated he had no chance to play tonight. Zach LaVine should be owned in all leagues while Lorenzo Brown should get big minutes. We're just kidding on the trademark, of course.
Mar 30 - 6:49 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

There was some optimism on Rubio on Sunday, but the Wolves have changed their tune today. With Rubio likely out, Zach LaVine will start at point guard with Lorenzo Brown likely joining him in the backcourt. LaVine is worth owning in all leagues, Brown is worth a flier in deep leagues and Rubio can be cut in most formats.
Mar 30 - 2:06 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle), Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) and Kevin Martin (hamstring) are all questionable to play on Monday.

The Timberwolves are notoriously terrible with their injury updates, and this doesn't really help owners at all. All three players could very well be facing game-time decisions. If Rubio sits, Zach LaVine will start at point guard, if Dieng doesn't play, Justin Hamilton will likely start at center and if Martin is out, expect Lorenzo Brown to draw another start at shooting guard. As a starter, LaVine is averaging 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, a steal and 0.9 triples on 41 percent shooting.

Head coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be able to return on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Rubio has missed eight of the last nine games for the Wolves, so there are certainly no guarantees here. The Wolves are playing for ping pong balls and have no incentive to play Rubio at less than 100 percent, so there is no need for owners to overreact. If Rubio does return he will likely have a minutes limit, so his upside will be capped. Zach LaVine's value would take a hit if Rubio returns, but his owners should stand pat for now.
Mar 29 - 6:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
5Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton