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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 said he really wants to "make it work" in Minnesota.
There are some trade rumors swirling around Rubio because of the Wolves failing to make the playoffs in any of Rubio's four seasons. He'll look to stay healthy this upcoming season and remains a risky mid-round pick in fantasy drafts. May 20 - 7:57 PM

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Timberwolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said that the Ricky Rubio trade rumors are "totally untrue".

NBA Insider Chad Ford said that Rubio's camp has been pushing for a trade for a while now, but Saunders firmly denied the report. The Wolves received the No. 1 pick in Tuesday's lottery and will likely target Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns, so Rubio's role as the starting point guard won't be in question next season. Rubio has had a lot of trouble staying healthy and will have plenty to prove after signing a four-year, $55 million contract, but it sounds like the Wolves have his back.
May 20 - 11:03 AM

The Timberwolves claimed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft during Tuesday's lottery, with the Lakers at No. 2 and the 76ers at No. 3.

The Wolves have their choice of prized prospects including Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor, D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. With Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine already in the backcourt, however, Towns and Okafor stand out as the most logical targets. This was the first time in franchise history that Minnesota has landed the top pick, an ironic fact since their roster already features No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins (2014) and Anthony Bennett (2013).
May 19 - 8:59 PM

According to NBA Insider Chad Ford, Ricky Rubio's camp has been pushing for a trade for a while now.

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN countered this claim, saying that Rubio had been pushing for a trade in the past, but those talks died down once his four-year, $55 million deal was signed. There's a lot of speculation here with the premise being Minnesota may look to explore the market if they windup with the No. 4 overall selection in the 2015 draft and draft Emmanuel Mudiay, so we're a bit skeptical that Rubio will be wearing a different uniform when the 2015-16 season begins. Rubio's value is also very low right now after only making it through 22 games, another reason to not give this report much merit.
Source: ESPN
May 19 - 3:17 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is preparing to begin impact work in July.

Rubio is reportedly down to using just one crutch following surgery on his left ankle in April and has already been doing upper body work. The 24-year-old is likely to be ready by training camp, so fantasy owners should have some clarity on his early-season availability heading into drafts. That said, any selection of Rubio will come with a decent amount of risk as he's only topped 60 games played once in his four-year NBA career.
May 7 - 12:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
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