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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 (strained quad) will not play in Wednesday's preseason opener vs. OKC.
Rubio did do some work during Tuesday's practice, but the Timberwolves will hold him out of Wednesday's game as a precautionary measure. He should be fine when the regular-season tips off, but with just one healthy season to his credit over his four-year career, he'll make for a risky selection on draft day. Oct 6 - 3:44 PM

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Ricky Rubio (strained quad) was held out of Monday's scrimmage.

Wolves head coach Sam Mitchell said Rubio won't play in Wednesday's preseason action if he doesn't practice on Tuesday, but it doesn't sound like the injury is anything major. "It just doesn’t make sense this early in the preseason," Mitchell said. "Our goal is to start the season healthy. We’d at least like to start the season healthy. That was always my goal as a player. You want to start the season healthy. You don’t want to start that uphill climb hurting. It’s just too early to run him out there." It sounds like Rubio is going to be ready for the start of the regular season, but the 24-year-old is a risky mid-round pick after missing 60 games last season.
Oct 6 - 12:29 PM

Ricky Rubio strained his quad on Saturday, but that injury and his ankle injury are minor according to Jon Krawczynski of the AP.

Krawczynski added that his ankle is "feeling good" and that's the best report anybody could hope for at this time. We'll see how good he's feeling as we get closer to the regular season, but for now we're cautiously optimistic that he won't have any major issues to start the year.
Oct 5 - 11:14 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) was held out of Monday's evening scrimmage as a precaution.

Rubio didn't have any setbacks and this is par for the preseason course, as the Wolves are wisely taking it very slow with their prized PG. He said recently that his surgically-repaired left ankle feels "pretty good," and the Wolves still expect him to be in the starting lineup on opening night.
Oct 5 - 7:01 PM

Ricky Rubio said that his surgically-repaired left ankle feels "pretty good" and that he's been cleared to play 5-on-5 for the past month.

That said, Rubio has been limited during training camp and in late September he said he's "not ready" for the season just yet. We're considering him probable for opening night but owners could draft him with greater confidence if he logged substantial minutes in some of the Wolves' seven preseason games.
Oct 5 - 4:30 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) was still limited in practice on Friday.

"I just want to be cautious, we've got a long season so there's no need to rush him," coach Sam Mitchell said. He still hasn't been deemed 100 percent and said earlier this week that he's not ready yet. Rubio is getting a lot closer and is fully expected to be ready for the opener. He'll be a risk-reward pick in the middle rounds.
Oct 2 - 8:31 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) said he's looking forward to playing with Karl-Anthony Towns.

While Rubio may not be ready for the start of the regular season, he's already looking forward to playing with his new teammate. "It's gonna be fun, a lot of alley-oops," Rubio said. "But he can shot the ball too, I like guys that pick and pop." Rubio has had trouble staying healthy, but he could be a mid-round value pick in standard fantasy leagues if he's able to make it through a full season.
Sep 29 - 11:20 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) said he's "not ready" to go for the season yet.

"I was four months without playing," Rubio said. He is cleared for full activity and has been for a month, so it sounds like he's just not back in the swing of things based on all the time off. Rubio should be ready to roll to start the year and could be a value pick in the middle rounds. Of course, he has to stay healthy.
Sep 28 - 2:19 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is "a little further along" than Nikola Pekovic (ankle, Achilles) in his recovery.

Rubio is "getting there" in terms of his recovery, but he may face some limitations as training camp opens as he's not fully healthy. Facing somewhat of a make-or-break season after signing his extension last year, Rubio absolutely has to improve his stroke. He's a career 36.7 percent shooter, including 31.4 percent from behind the 3-point line.
Sep 28 - 12:44 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is "getting there" with his injury, according to coach Sam Mitchell.

He could be limited in camp, but should be ready to go for the regular season. With so much young talent around him, Rubio's Wolves could be a little faster with the ball, and he may be asked to shoot more 3-pointers. He tends to slide in drafts, so he could be a value pick in the 60-80 range depending on your format.
Sep 26 - 3:30 PM

Wolves GM Milt Newton reiterated that he isn't talking to any teams about trading Ricky Rubio.

"Who better than Ricky to be the one leading the charge, pushing the pace, pushing the ball and getting our guys ... the ball where they can be their best?" said Newton. "We're looking to him to be that person." A severe ankle injury ruined Rubio's 2015-16 season but he's healthy after offseason ankle surgery and is a high risk/reward pick in the middle rounds.
Source: AP
Sep 25 - 1:13 PM

Timberwolves VP of Sports Performance Arnie Kander said that he's spent a lot of time with Ricky Rubio (ankle) this offseason, and that Rubio is looking good.

Rubio is on track to be 100 percent healthy at the start of training camp after undergoing ankle surgery back in April. However, his lack of a 3-point shot, poor shooting percentages, and tendency to find himself on the sidelines limits his upside, so he'll make for a risky mid-round selection on draft day.
Sep 17 - 2:54 PM

General manager Milt Newton said Ricky Rubio (ankle) will "most definitely" be ready to start the season.

Newton also said Rubio is a key piece on the trade and dismissed the unsubstantiated trade rumors. Rubio is taking it easy this offseason and did not play with Spain for FIBA in hopes he can stay healthy. If you're OK with the sub-par shooting, Rubio could be a nice pickup in the middle rounds.
Sep 6 - 3:10 PM

Wolves general manager Milt Newton said the Ricky Rubio trade rumors made him laugh.

Newton probably wouldn't admit that he has explored the possibility of dealing Rubio because that would decrease his leverage in talks, so take his comments with a grain of salt. The good news is that Rubio's ankle is progressing well and he has been fully cleared to play, so expect to see him active at training camp. Regardless of what happens with the Spaniard, his injury history and lack of a jump shot makes him a risky mid-round pick.
Source: KSTP
Sep 4 - 10:10 AM

The Timberwolves are reportedly looking to trade Ricky Rubio, according to Gigantes Del Basket and the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn.

While there doesn't seem to be an imminent move here, it sounds as if the Wolves are gauging the market to see what they can get for the 24-year-old. Rubio is scheduled to be ready for training camp after undergoing ankle surgery in April, but he'll be a risky mid-round selection in fantasy drafts no matter where he lands.
Sep 3 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Andre Miller
3Tyus Jones
4Lorenzo Brown
SG1Zach LaVine
2Kevin Martin
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Tayshaun Prince
5Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic