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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 was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five assists, three boards, three steals and four turnovers.
Rubio is now 0-of-6 from deep in his last two games, but he was shooting 42 percent in the 12 games prior to Feb. 14 and coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraging him to keep firing away. "He’s regained confidence and he’s put a lot of work into it," Thibodeau said of Rubio's 3-point shot. "He shoots a lot, he’s comfortable, he’s found a good rhythm, and I think the way teams are playing us right now, it’s the right play." Rubio's value has been on the rise since the new year, but his owners will have to wait anxiously to see what the Wolves do with him at the trade deadline on Feb. 23. For now, expect his value to be safe. Feb 16 - 12:02 AM

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Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points, but also had eight rebounds, 16 assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

Rubio got off to a very slow start this season but has been rolling. He double-doubled in three of his previous four games coming into this one and has hit double digits in assist in 12 of his last 18 games. He's also scored in double digits in six of his eight February games, so congratulations if you hung onto him through the early dark period of his season.
Feb 14 - 10:41 PM

Ricky Rubio notched his second straight double-double on Sunday with 17 points and 11 assists, adding six rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

The Wolves had lost five of their past six games, but they torched the injury-riddled Bulls tonight. Rubio stayed in the game late despite the lopsided score, and his playing time dwarfed the combined total of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones (15 minutes). His name hasn't come up recently in trade rumors, despite the deadline being less than two weeks away.
Feb 12 - 6:26 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 15 points with one rebound, 12 assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He did not close in the last game with Tyus Jones getting the nod over him. Tonight, Rubio was back as the facilitator of the offense to tie his highest minute total for a game in 2017. Rubio's value should see a slight increase as the year goes on.
Feb 11 - 1:04 AM

Ricky Rubio played 21 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday with five points, one rebound, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He did not close this game out with Tyus Jones getting the nod over Rubio, who was playing really well before this game. In his previous five, he averaged 16.0 points and 9.4 dimes. Jones does play some two guard, so there's no reason to think Rubio's playing time is in jeopardy just yet. Keep him rolling against the Pelicans on Friday.
Feb 9 - 1:42 AM

Ricky Rubio hit 4-of-8 shots and 6-of-6 free throws for 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two steals in 36 minutes of Monday's 115-113 loss to the Heat.

Rubio has double-doubled in points and assists in seven games since Jan. 9 and has been playing much better over the last couple months than he was earlier in the season. He's also scored in double digits in six straight games, making him much more fun to own than when he was consistently scoring in single figures for most of the first two months of the season.
Feb 6 - 11:12 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

He attempted 15 shots for just the second time this season, so he's obviously going to look for his shot more with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season. In fact, Rubio's usage rate climbs from 13.8 to 17.2 with LaVine off the court, but hopefully he can keep his field goal percentage at a respectable level. He added six assists, one board and two triples in 38 minutes.
Feb 5 - 12:52 AM

Ricky Rubio handed out 13 assists on Wednesday, to go along with 14 points, two rebounds and one block in 38 minutes.

Rubio has been the center of plenty of trade talk, but the distractions haven't affected his on-court performance at all. He's dished out double-digit assists in eight of the Wolves' past 11 games, so if nothing else he's pumping up his value around the league. He even made another 3-pointer tonight, after erupting for six triples on Monday.
Feb 1 - 10:11 PM

Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 22 points and set a career-high with six 3-pointers in Monday's 111-105 overtime win over the Magic.

He fouled out in 36 minutes, but not before posting a monster line with eight rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one turnover. He finished 7-of-16 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, taking advantage of an underwhelming Orlando backcourt that has struggled to defend opposing point guards. He gets another tasty matchup on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers and it's clear that the trade rumors have only elevated Rubio's play.
Jan 30 - 10:58 PM

Ricky Rubio scored four points with 12 assists, two rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes on Thursday against the Pacers.

This was the seventh time in eight games that Rubio finished with at least 10 dimes. While his lack of scoring can be really annoying, he is playing well and his peripherals help make up for it. There is a chance that he gets traded, as the Wolves are shopping him around, but that would not necessarily be a terrible thing for Rubio. He is rolling right now, averaging 9.4 points, 10.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game in his last five, so fantasy owners can feel confident about deploying him.
Jan 26 - 10:43 PM

Ricky Rubio (personal) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Suns and didn't miss a beat, racking up a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.

He also grabbed four rebounds with one steal and one triple in 34 minutes. The Wolves have been shopping Rubio because they believe Kris Dunn (14 minutes) is their point guard of the future, but the Wolves are only three losses behind the Nuggets for the eighth seed in the West and Minnesota has won three straight games. Rubio has dished out 10+ assists in six out of his last seven games and a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Jan 25 - 12:31 AM

As expected, Ricky Rubio (personal/hip) will start Tuesday vs. the Suns.

After sitting out the second half of last Thursday's game due to a minor hip injury, Rubio did not play Sunday after flying to Spain to be with his family following the passing of his grandmother. Rubio's return will bump Kris Dunn back to the bench. Tyus Jones will also see far fewer than the 20 minutes he played on Sunday. Rubio had been on a hot streak prior to last Thursday's game. He was averaging 13.2 points, 14.0 assists and 2.8 steals in the Wolves five previous games. Make sure he is back in your lineup.
Jan 24 - 8:11 PM

Updating a previous item, Ricky Rubio (personal/hip) says he's recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of the second half of last Thursday's game and is ready to play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Rubio did not play the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. However, he ended up missing Sunday's contest as he had flew to Spain to be with his family following the death of his grandmother. Rubio is back with the team in Phoenix and sounds like the hip injury is no longer an issue. With Rubio starting, Kris Dunn will return to his role as a reserve.
Jan 24 - 1:39 PM

Ricky Rubio (personal) is back with the Wolves and was at shootaround this morning in Phoenix.

Rubio, listed as probable, is track to play Tuesday night. It was reported that Rubio was away from the team to be with his family after the death of his grandmother. Kris Dunn will get bumped back to the bench with Rubio returning. Rubio had been playing his best ball of the season (averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists in a recent five-game stretch) prior to his absence. Hopefully he can pick up right where he left off.
Jan 24 - 1:12 PM

Ricky Rubio (personal) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. Phoenix.

Rubio missed Sunday's game vs. Denver due to unexplained personal reasons but is expected to rejoin the team in time for Tuesday's contest. Kris Dunn, who started in place of Rubio on Sunday and played well (10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds in 34 minutes) will get bumped back to the bench. Rubio had been on a hot streak, prior to missing the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. He was averaging 13.2 points, 14.0 assists and 2.8 steals in the Wolves five previous games. Make sure he is back in your lineup.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 24 - 9:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill
4Nikola Pekovic