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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 hit just 2-of-9 shots for six points, seven rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
This line is precisely what Rubio does, and is basically what owners should expect to get when they plug him into a lineup. Solid assists and steals, serviceable rebounds, and poor shooting and scoring. Feb 26 - 12:18 AM

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Ricky Rubio played 39 minutes against the Rockets on Monday with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

He made just 2-of-9 from the field and made all 10 from the line. Rubio has been flirting with triple-doubles in each of his last two games and he's obviously had his minutes restriction dropped. He won't shoot the ball well, but all the other stats should be there.
Feb 23 - 11:15 PM

Ricky Rubio will have his minutes cap increased t the low 30s on Friday.

He did play 32 minutes in his last game, so he'll likely be in that area tonight. Rubio should be more responsible for scoring on offense with Thaddeus Young gone, but he'll still be a pass-first PG.
Feb 20 - 7:09 PM

Ricky Rubio fared well against the Warriors on Wednesday with 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He played 26 minutes on Monday and his minutes restriction will likely be lifted after the break. Rubio's numbers are solid in his four games back, averaging 12.8 points, 4.5 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.5 treys. He won't shoot the ball well, but the dimes and steals will be elite.
Feb 12 - 12:06 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) logged 26 minutes after taking Sunday's game off, scoring eight points on 3-of-11 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, five assists and two steals in Monday's 117-105 loss to the Hawks.

Jeff Teague also dealt with an ankle injury but he's not a fun cover and Rubio's inefficient outing tonight reflected that. One bad night aside, Rubio should be an early round asset once he can put the ankle injury behind him.
Feb 10 - 2:19 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is expected to return on Monday against the Hawks.

This is just a reminder. Rubio sat out on Sunday as a precaution, and he'll be ready to roll on Monday against Atlanta. Since returning, Rubio has averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.7 steals and a triple on a solid 45.8 percent from the field. Make sure he's in your lineup.
Feb 9 - 10:39 AM

Ricky Rubio has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pistons.

Rubio has not yet been cleared for back-to-back sets, and his absence from tonight's game is nothing more than a precautionary measure. Mo Williams will likely step back into the starting lineup on Sunday, and he makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Feb 8 - 4:50 PM

Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic could sit in one of the back-to-backs coming up on Sunday and Monday.

The Pekovic news is not surprising whatsoever considering he's already dealing with some ankle soreness. Rubio had some major ligament damage to his ankle and needed close to two months off to recover. According to beat writer Jerry Zgoda, Rubio is more likely to sit on Sunday and Pek on Monday. Gorgui Dieng should be terrific regardless while Mo Williams is also a more interesting play sans Rubio.
Feb 7 - 2:37 PM

Ricky Rubio re-injured his ankle in Friday's win over the Grizzlies, but returned after a short absence and finished with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, three treys, five boards, five assists and three steals in 26 minutes.

So far the reports out of Minny have all been positive and since he scored the game's last five points he probably dodged a bullet here. The bigger news is that Flip Saunders said he might take some back-to-backs off and that he could miss either Sunday's game against Detroit or Monday's game against the Atlanta. Until we get an all-clear, we're putting him on the injury report and hoping the talk in Minny about his improved shooting comes to fruition.
Feb 7 - 2:30 AM

Ricky Rubio re-injured his ankle in Friday's win over the Grizzlies, but returned after a short absence and finished with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, three treys, five boards, five assists and three steals in 26 minutes.

So far the reports out of Minny have all been positive and since he scored the game's last five points he probably dodged a bullet here. And the fact he shot the ball so well had beat writer Jerry Zgoda intimating that he thought Rubio had improved in that department. We'll see. Either way, he's got an early round upside and would be elite if he ever started to shoot the ball well.
Feb 7 - 2:28 AM

Ricky Rubio played 23 minutes against the Heat during a 102-101 win on Wednesday, scoring eight points with three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

He saw a few more minutes than in his 20-minute return on Monday. Rubio made the Wolves a heck of a lot better as an offense and the team shot 60 percent while he was on the floor. As for his fantasy value, it's still not going to be too high with low field goal percentage. He's still obviously a must-start player and his ankle looked healthy tonight.
Feb 5 - 12:51 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against Miami.

Rubio to returned action on Monday, and was able to put up 10 points and four assists over 20 minutes of action. There's no reason to think he won't be available on Wednesday, although owners should consider benching him on the heavy game days until his minutes restriction is lifted. Rubio's ability to fill up the assist column at an elite level makes him worth owning in all leagues.
Feb 3 - 3:58 PM

Ricky Rubio returned to action on Monday after a brutal ankle injury he suffered in the fifth game of the season, playing 20 minutes in a 10-point, three-rebound and four-assist performance.

All owners want right now is for Rubio to take it nice and easy and he'll eventually make a move on some early round value. He should be owned in all formats.
Feb 3 - 2:56 AM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) will play against the Mavericks on Monday and coach Flip Saunders said he expects to keep him at 20 minutes or less.

He was reportedly in the lineup based on the info from Saturday and he might be on a minutes limit. Rubio getting minutes will push Mo Williams out as a standard league asset, but there shouldn't be many other implications. He also doesn't take shots, so it shouldn't take away from Andrew Wiggins.
Feb 2 - 7:09 PM

Ricky Rubio (ankle) is now a game-time decision on Monday.

Rubio is expected to make his return, and even tweeted out a video entitled "Now It's My Time, Ricky Is Back," but the Wolves won't commit to a return until after pre-game warmups, leaving him as a game-time decision. Meanwhile, Mo Williams (ankle) intends to play, and rookie Zach LaVine (ankle) has been ruled out, so Lorenzo Brown could once again play a role. If Rubio does play, it's not expected to be for a significant amount of time.
Feb 2 - 10:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic