Ricky Rubio has been cleared to play for the Timberwolves against the Mavericks on Monday, a source close to the situation told the Associated Press.

Rubio hasn't played since Nov. 7 when he injured his left ankle. Including Minnesota's game on Saturday against Cleveland, he will have missed 43 games since he was sidelined.

Since his absence, the Timberwolves have floundered, holding an 8-38 record.