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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 (ankle) is hoping to take on contact in two weeks.
He was hoping to play around Christmas, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. Rubio will likely take at least a week to progress from practice to games. In other words, he's probably looking to return in January. Dec 19 - 7:21 PM

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Ricky Rubio (ankle) is running on his own and could speed up his return timetable, according to head coach Flip Saunders.

Saunders said he's hopeful that Rubio will be able to get on the court by Christmas, which would put him on-track for a return in early-January. Rubio will likely be eased back into the rotation upon his return, but he should be owned in all fantasy leagues for his ability to rack up assists and steals.
Dec 16 - 12:05 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) has progressed to running on an anti-gravity treadmill, but he's still not expected to be back until January.

It's nice to know that Rubio is making progress, and he should still be owned in most leagues for his ability to light up the assist category. However, owners will need to be patient, as he'll likely be eased back into the rotation upon his return.
Dec 12 - 7:11 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) took a few set shots on Monday.

It's nice to get an update, but Rubio is expected to be sidelined for about another month. We wouldn't expect the team to rush him back, either.
Dec 8 - 12:12 PM

Timberwolves' head coach Flip Saunders confirmed on Thursday that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not be making a return until January.

Rubio was hopeful that he'd be able to play Dec. 26, but this new report throws that one out the window. Mo Williams and Zach LaVine will continue to man the point guard position with Rubio sidelined, but Rubio offers too much upside to not be stashed in all leagues. Crafty owners may want to float out some low-ball offers for Rubio, as teams that drafted him are likely struggling right now.
Dec 4 - 4:42 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is off crutches and has also been able to shed his walking boot.

Rubio is still without a timetable, but this is good news as he targets a December 26 return. While his eventual return will cut into Mo Williams' fantasy value, Rubio is worth a stash in any fantasy league where he's currently available on waiver wires.
Dec 4 - 12:02 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) still has some black and blue on his foot from the sprain.

He did not make the trip and is nowhere near a return. Rubio is hoping to play the day after Christmas, which seems like a fair expectation. He's worth stashing in head-to-head leagues.
Nov 28 - 3:15 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is down to one crutch and still has a walking boot on his left foot.

He's hoping to be able to return for Christmas, which seems like a fair expectation from his severe ankle sprain from back on Nov. 7. Mo Williams is on cruise control in his last two games and should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 24 - 2:40 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) said that his family is coming for Christmas, and he hopes they will be able to watch him play.

Rubio doesn't play on Christmas, but he has a game the following day on Dec. 26. Ultimately the decision will be based on rehab, and the Timberwolves' medical staff giving him clearance to play, but Dec. 26 falls right at the seven week mark of his initial 7-8 week timetable. Rubio's rehab has been going well, but he's still not able to put weight on his sprained ankle. We'll be monitoring his status closely, but while he's sidelined, Mo Williams may be worth a look as he's finally taken the starting spot away from Zach LaVine.
Nov 20 - 2:52 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is making good progress and has been receiving three rounds of treatment per day.

He was on crutches and is in a walking boot. Rubio is expected to miss six weeks with his severe ankle sprain. The point guard situation has been a mess without Rubio and most owners shouldn't be too eager to add Zach LaVine or Mo Williams.
Nov 17 - 4:36 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) could miss 7-8 weeks due to his severe ankle sprain, according to Jeff Zligitt of USA Today.

It looked awful and it's probably safe to assume we won't see Rubio on the court for the next month or so. The Wolves have yet to reveal a specific diagnosis, but piecing this together we'd say he's likely suffered a Grade 3 sprain (a complete tear) of a ligament. Mo Williams should be owned in all standard leagues while Zach LaVine is worth a look in deeper formats.
Nov 8 - 3:19 PM

An MRI Saturday confirmed that Ricky Rubio has a "significant sprain", and while there is no fracture, he will be out indefinitely.

The Wolves won't know more for a couple of weeks, but owners will have no choice but to wait it out. In the meantime, Mo Williams will continue to start and will be a solid pickup in standard leagues. Expect rookie Zach LaVine to get some run as well and he should be monitored in deeper leagues.
Nov 8 - 2:00 PM

X-rays were negative on Ricky Rubio's left ankle, but coach Flip Saunders said the point guard will miss a good amount of time.

This is good news, but Rubio looks to have a severe high ankle sprain. Usually this requires a player to miss multiple weeks of action, so the Wolves will have to count on Mo Williams to start. Zach LaVine will also be in the rotation as the backup point guard. Rubio will be re-evaluated on Saturday.
Nov 7 - 11:05 PM

Ricky Rubio suffered a left ankle sprain and went to the locker room on Friday.

It did not look good and he will need an X-ray. Rubio went to the locker room very slowly and needed assistance from two teammates. He's likely out for the game after scoring four points with three rebounds, six assists and one turnover. Mo Williams makes sense as a speculative add in most leagues. We also may get a look at Zach LaVine.
Nov 7 - 8:00 PM

Ricky Rubio just missed a triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

Rubio is averaging 10 points and 14.5 assists over his last two games, and is also averaging six rebounds and 1.5 steals on the season. His scoring is always suspect, but so far he looks like one of the league's best point guards.
Nov 5 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Troy Daniels
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
3Jeff Adrien
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng