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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 played 38 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points with two rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers.
After his recent fourth quarter benching, Rubio logged 9.3 minutes in the fourth tonight. He played very well today on the whole and most importantly the offense was able to go through Karl-Anthony Towns more often. Although, the Wolves not winning this game certainly isn't a positive. Rubio should still be held in standard leagues despite his recent struggles. Nov 30 - 11:27 PM

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Wolves starting point guard Ricky Rubio has been benched the entire fourth quarter in each of Minnesota's previous three games.

Coach Tom Thibodeau has played 20-year old Tyus Jones over Rubio in three straight fourth quarters. Asked if it was hard for him to watch from the bench, Rubio simply said, "Yes." Rubio also stated he believes that Minnesota's lack of defense has been their biggest issue. "Defense has to come every night. It was supposed to be the key for this team to take off. But it’s not, right now." Rubio has played less than 30 minutes in four straight games and is averaging just 7.0 points, 4.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds over that stretch.

Ricky Rubio hit 4-of-5 shots for 11 points, two rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Jazz.

Rubio has played fewer than 30 minutes in five straight games and a lot of that has to do with Tyus Jones cutting into his playing time, especially in the fourth quarter. Although Rubio shot it well on Monday, he did not contribute much in any other category, leading to another subpar performance. He doesn't attempt many shots on a nightly basis, isn't a particularly good shooter, and his lack of minutes are limiting him on his peripheral stats. He's still worth holding in standard leagues despite the struggles, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him start showing up on waiver wires if he doesn't turn it around soon. And while Jones is hurting Rubio in the fourth quarter, he's not someone you want to target, either.
Nov 29 - 1:04 AM

Ricky Rubio was benched for the final 14:42 against the Warriors on Saturday, finishing with six points, two rebounds, seven assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.

He was benched for the final 16 minutes on Friday in favor of Tyus Jones, who also closed this game out on Saturday. Coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't appear to be ditching Rubio because he's still getting heavier burn in the first half and time in the third. Thibodeau may also just be trying to get a feel for his guards. Rubio is still a hold in standard leagues despite one of his worst stretches of his career.
Nov 27 - 1:05 AM

Ricky Rubio was benched down the stretch against the Suns on Friday, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, five assists, five steals and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

He did not play in the final 15:43 because Tyus Jones gave the Wolves excellent minutes. Rubio has played well for the most part this season, but his offensive output has taken a turn for the worse. Rubio is still making just 22.2 percent from the field in his last five for just 4.8 points per game. He's more of a bench candidate and should be held in standard leagues.
Nov 26 - 2:09 AM

Ricky Rubio did not score in 22 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday, going 0-of-2 from the field without any free throw attempts.

Rubio had five assists and two steals with just one turnover, but that doesn't make up for his disappearing act in the scoring categories. His steals have decreased this season at just 1.1 per game, and his shooting is as bad as ever -- 30.2 percent FGs and 67.9 percent FTs. Roto owners might seriously consider benching him until he shows some improvement.
Nov 24 - 1:25 AM

Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-7 shots for seven points on Monday, but also had eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

The line wasn't too bad given the rebounds and assists, but he's now hit just 2-of-18 shots over his last three games. Philly's Robert Covington catches a lot of heat for his historically bad shooting thus far, but he really doesn't have too much of an edge on Ro-Co as far as bad (or cold) shooters go.
Nov 22 - 12:17 AM

Ricky Rubio was 0-for-5 from the floor, 0-for-2 from downtown and just 2-of-4 from the line for two points, four rebounds, seven assists and zero steals in 34 minutes of Saturday's loss against the Grizzlies.

Memphis is playing some world class defense right now and Rubio never had a chance. He hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points and five assists on Thursday, and his lack of offense is a constant pain in the neck for his owners. He was playing well before his last two duds, so look for him to get back on track on Monday against Boston.
Nov 19 - 11:35 PM

Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points, four rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 25 minutes of Thursday's easy win over the Sixers.

He was much better on Tuesday when he had 11 points, eight boards, eight assists and a steal, but at least his elbow appears to be healthy and he's playing. His lack of scoring is infuriating at times, but he always has a chance to make up for it with gaudy numbers in assist, steals and threes.
Nov 17 - 11:15 PM

Ricky Rubio hit 2-of-5 shots (both 3-pointers) for 11 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and four turnovers in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.

He's only been back from his elbow injury for two games, but has played very well in both of them. If he was dropped in your league and you have a player to drop, pick him up. Kris Dunn's struggles while Rubio was out has also worked in his favor. Dunn played just 13 minutes and scored four points in tonight's loss, and should be dropped as long as Rubio is healthy.
Nov 15 - 11:02 PM

Ricky Rubio's sprained elbow wasn't an issue vs. the Lakers on Sunday as he racked up his first double-double of the season with 10 points, 10 assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Rubio got the better of D'Angelo Russell (seven points on 3-of-10 shooting) and his defense should endear him to coach Tom Thibodeau. "We're not consistent enough [defensively]," Thibodeau said after Saturday's loss. "We have to build the right habits." If an owner hastily cut Rubio during his recent absence, you should have already picked him up.
Nov 13 - 10:07 PM

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau was happy with Ricky Rubio's performance on Saturday.

"It was good, first game back," Thibodeau said. "He has been out a while. His timing is not there, but just having him back is good for us. He’s a leader. He gives us organization. They’ll get more comfortable when he gets a few games under his belt. Overall, I thought he was very, very solid." Rubio said his elbow felt "good" even though he banged it a few times, but added that he just needs to play through it. Unless the Wolves want to ease him back slowly, he should out there on Sunday vs. the Lakers.
Nov 13 - 12:35 PM

Ricky Rubio scored seven points in his return to the lineup on Saturday, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He made an early impact on the game, but the Clippers are just too good. Rubio won't be shooting the ball too much with all the scorers around him, but that might be a positive. Make sure he's not floating around on your wire.
Nov 13 - 1:30 AM

After missing five games due to an elbow injury, Ricky Rubio is expected to play Saturday vs. the Clippers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters on Saturday morning that Rubio is expected to be available to play. Get Ricky in your lineups. This is obviously great news for Wolves fans and Rubio owners. On the flip side, it deals a massive blow to Kris Dunn's fantasy value. Dunn was already losing minutes to Tyus Jones. Thus, it is now safe to drop Dunn in standard leagues.
Nov 12 - 12:09 PM

Ricky Rubio (elbow) had a "good day" at practice on Friday and may play on Saturday night vs. the Clippers.

Coach Tom Thibodeau indicated Rubio could be ready. "He had a good day [Friday]," Thibodeau said. "He moved great. I didn't get a chance to talk to him yet since practice ended, but he practiced very well." We'll have an update on Rubio's status for Saturday shortly.
Nov 12 - 10:23 AM