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Ricky Rubio | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 185
College: N/A
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Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton is optimistic about the team's ability to extend Ricky Rubio's contract.
While Newton sounded optimistic about keeping Rubio from being a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, he also added that he and Ricky Rubio's agents don't currently agree on dollar figures. Rubio averaged 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 2.3 steals during the 2013-14 season, but should see his fantasy value take a bit of a hit with Kevin Love now playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sep 18 - 1:14 PM

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Ricky Rubio said that he never tried to talk Kevin Love out of asking for a trade.

"If he wanted to leave, there's no reason to talk to him about it," Rubio said. "I really liked playing with him, but I'll play with the players who want to be there." The Wolves are going to be hungry for offense this season and Rubio may have to take more shots, which is something he doesn't usually do. The loss of Love may hurt his fantasy value.
Sep 15 - 9:16 AM

Ricky Rubio struggled against in Spain's World Cup loss to France, going 1-of-7 from the floor.

The trio of Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Rubio combined to go 3-of-21 from the floor, resulting from Spain being eliminated by France in shocking fashion. Rubio struggling with his shot is not news to Timberwolves fans, but the young point guard failed to have any tangible impact on the game. His final stat line for the loss to Spain was four points, two rebounds, one assist, three steals, and one turnover.
Sep 10 - 7:01 PM

Ricky Rubio filled the stat sheet in an easy win over Senegal on Saturday with seven points, five boards, six assists, five steals and one block on 2-of-4 from the field.

He did all of this damage in just 20.5 minutes. Rubio has been an absolute thief in FIBA with his 3.7 steals per game and he's had two or fewer turnovers in five of his six games. He's been very adept with steals in his NBA career, but he's yet to come around on offense. Fantasy owners will want to take into account how bad he'll be from the field with less help around him.
Sep 6 - 6:07 PM

Ricky Rubio didn't make any of his three field goal attempts in Monday's win over Brazil, adding two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover.

He's working with a shooting coach back in the states, but he's at 18.2 percent from the field on his 3.7 shots per game with Spain. Rubio will probably be asked to shoot the ball more with Kevin Love gone, which is actually a negative to his fantasy value. He's an early-middle round point guard in standard leagues.
Sep 1 - 7:18 PM

Ricky Rubio has been working with a shooting coach this summer, and Flip Saunders intends to add a full-time shooting coach to his staff.

Rubio's 38.1 percent shooting last season was the highest mark in his three-year career. He struggled to score as a pick-and-roll ball-handler and was conspicuously inefficient close to the rim, making only 43.2 percent of his attempts within 16 feet. He's still a top-40 option in eight-cat leagues, but a boost in scoring would vault him even higher.
Aug 24 - 2:33 PM

Ricky Rubio is unlikely to sign an extension with the Timberwolves this season, and it seems he's bound to become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, according to ESPN writer Darren Wolfson.

The Wolves have reportedly offered Rubio a four-year, $43 million deal, but Rubio's agent Dan Fegan wants nothing less than a 5-year max-offer. That is not likely to happen, so all signs are pointing towards Rubio becoming a restricted free agent. Despite Rubio's ineptitude on the offensive end (38.1 percent from the field last season), he's still an elite guy with regards to assists and steals, making him worthy of an early-round selection.
Aug 24 - 12:30 PM

Ricky Rubio reportedly wants a five-year, max extension from the Timberwolves.

Now that Kevin Love seems to be on his way out of town, Rubio looks to be leveraging the fact that he will be the Timberwolves' lone superstar in his contract negotiations. David Kahn refused to offer the five-year "designated player" extension to Kevin Love as he was reportedly saving it for Rubio, but it will be interesting to see if that plan still exists no that Kahn is no longer employed by the Wolves. The 23-year-old is coming off a season in which he averaged 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 2.3 steals and is one of the better pure point guards to own in fantasy as long as his 38.1% shooting from the field can be offset elsewhere.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 15 - 11:47 AM

The Timberwolves are discussing an extension with Ricky Rubio.

This is likely a lower-priority item for the Wolves with free agency underway and they'll have until the regular season starts. Rubio is an inept scorer on his own, but his passing ability has been able to facilitate the Minnesota offense. His minutes shouldn't be hurt too badly by rookie Zach LaVine.
Jul 1 - 12:15 PM

Ricky Rubio said he wants Kevin Love to stay in Minnesota.

"I like Minnesota," Rubio said. "But I want to win, too. Of course when a big guy like him leaves, you're thinking about what's going to be happening with the team. Are we going to lose a lot? Before I came to Minnesota, the season before they won like 17 games." The Wolves would be toast without Love and putting a bigger scoring burned on Rubio would spell trouble. The point guard shot a pathetic 38.1 percent from the field while playing in all 82 games in 2013-14.
Jun 9 - 10:13 AM

Ricky Rubio is reportedly happy with Flip Saunders becoming the new head coach of the Timberwolves.

Rubio apparently wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having defensive-minded Dave Joerger as his new coach. Now that Saunders has committed to coaching the T-Wolves, contract talks between Rubio and the team are expected to begin soon. Rubio was a top-10 fantasy point guard in standard Yahoo leagues, and still has room to climb up those rankings if he can ever become a more consistent scorer. He is set to be a restricted free agent before the 2015-2016 season, so it will be interesting to see how contract negotiations develop.
Jun 5 - 5:57 PM

Ricky Rubio handed out 11 assists on Sunday but he vanished from the scoring column, going scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting without a single free throw attempt.

Rubio's scoring has been deservedly maligned, but he was averaging a season-high 16.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting in April before this dud. It will remain a source of concern until he proves he can finish in the paint and knock down jumpers with any degree of consistency.
Apr 13 - 11:56 PM

The Wolves crushed the Spurs in their re-scheduled matchup on Tuesday, led by Ricky Rubio's game-high 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

Rubio added seven assists, one steal and only two turnovers in the surprising home victory, which was originally supposed to be played in Mexico City before an electrical fire led to its postponement. This is the fourth time that Rubio has cracked the 20-point barrier all season, and his season-high is 25 points. He seems to have found his groove in April with averages of 15.0 points on 44.7 percent shooting, 0.7 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 10.3 assists and 2.7 steals.
Apr 8 - 10:48 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 18 points during Saturday's 100-92 loss to the Magic with one board, 10 assists and three steals in 33 minutes.

He made 7-of-18 from the field and the Wolves aren't going to win many games when he's shooting that much. In fact, his 18 shots were just his second-highest total of his career with his career-best 19 coming on Feb. 2, 2014 -- a loss to the Blazers. He'll still be putting up nice value one way or another.
Apr 5 - 9:48 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) played in Friday's double-overtime win against the Heat, scoring 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, 14 assists and two steals in 46 minutes.

Rubio's ankle didn't seem like a concern and he will be a premium play with four games next week.
Apr 5 - 12:59 AM