Ricky Rubio RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ricky Rubio never talked to Kevin Love about staying with Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "As the hours lurched to the gold-medal game on Sunday night, Ricky Rubio still wondered whether he could bring himself to a television for United States-Serbia. For weeks, there had been a sure, steady beat of anticipation of Spain reaching these World Cup of Basketball Finals, only to witness..." September 15

  • Ricky Rubio Seeks Five-Year Max Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Dan Fegan is aiming high for client Ricky Rubio in rookie scale extension talks with the Timberwolves, asking for a five-year, maximum-salary deal, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities (Twitter link). It’s unclear how steadfastly Fegan will stick to that price, but it seems an..." July 15

  • Wolves' Ricky Rubio: 'I would like to be on a winning team'

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to climb up the standings ladder for 10 years now. With their current core of Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, and Nikola Pekovic, the team had its most successful season that didn't involve Kevin Garnett in franchise history. But they're about to fall back down..." June 11

  • Ricky Rubio questions Kevin Love's leadership

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio spoke with French station Canal+, and in a leaked excerpt from a full interview, Rubio has some interesting comments about his teammate Kevin Love and his leadership. BasketAmericano has the full text. Here's the part that's causing a hubub, in context...." May 20

  • Rubio trying to add floater to his game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Yes, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman confirmed it before Thursday night’s game at Houston: That indeed was a floater point guard Ricky Rubio lofted over a Dallas defender during a Wednesday performance when he delivered his third career triple-double with a 22-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound..." March 21

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    For those asking: Ricky has sprained left ankle, called questionable for tonight. Nothing on Love, so I expect he'll probably play

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    TwolvesNow @twolvesnow

    .@Flip_Saunders says @rickyrubio9 might not play vs. Lakers tonight. Feeling sick, Flip says.

  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin a good match in Wolves' backcourt

    Fox Sports North "If it had gone Kevin Martin's way, this union would've been established four years ago. But Sacramento went with Tyreke Evans with the 2009 NBA Draft's fourth overall pick -- one spot ahead of the Timberwolves, which took international sensation Ricky Rubio at No. 5. Then a senior member of a..." December 16

  • With improved shot, Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio shooting for elite status among point guards

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The time for Ricky Rubio to leap into the top echelon of NBA point guards could be upon us. Rubio has delivered shot-making and defensive skills during the exhibition season this fall to go along with his usual assortment of dazzling passes for the Timberwolves, who open their 25th season..." October 27

  • Timberwolves Exercise Team Options on Rubio, Williams

    NBA.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has exercised its fourth-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams. Rubio, the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, joined the Wolves in 2011-12 and has played 98 games with the club. He holds career averages of 10.7..." October 26

  • How much better does Ricky Rubio need to shoot?

    CBSSports.com "Timberwolves president Flip Saunders said this week that Ricky Rubio needs to score more and shoot better. Breaking news! All players need to play better for their teams. That's kind of the standard thing to want. With Rubio it's a little more important since the magician dime disher..." August 28

  • Saunders: Scoring is Ricky Rubio's next step

    Fox Sports North "Coming off a nasty ACL injury and working with a maligned roster of role players torn from their comfort zones Ricky Rubio concocted an almost unthinkably effective 2012-13 campaign. His 2.4 steals per game tied Chris Paul for first in the NBA. His 7.3 assists per game tied LeBron James for..." August 28

  • Wolves' Rubio, Shved primed for Eurobasket experience

    Fox Sports North "The prospect of sitting half a world away and watching their centerpiece point guard play 11 games in 18 days all while his teammates prepare for training camp has to draw a cringe from some NBA general managers. Not Flip Saunders. "I like players to play" the Timberwolves president of..." August 19

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Saunders: "Our deal with Pekovic in no way hinders other potential future deals with Ricky Rubio and/or Kevin Love." #Twolves

  • Cavs Would Move No. 1 Pick For Kevin Love

    Sheridan Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding calls from everywhere, but the team they’d really like to to make a deal with is Minnesota. And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell SheridanHoops.com. The situation with Love in..." May 30

  • Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio to play for Spain

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, who says his surgically repaired left knee has recovered 100 percent, will play for Spain in the European Championship in September. Wolves guard J.J. Barea, who is signed for two more years, said he probably will play with the Puerto Rican national team, which..." April 30

  • Playmaker Rubio emerging as a scoring threat for Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio continues to show signs of being a significant scoring threat after struggling with his shot in the weeks following his return from knee surgery. In Saturday night’s 99-86 loss to Memphis, Rubio went 6-for-12 from the field and hit one of his two three-point shots..." April 01

  • No issues between Love and Rubio

    Hoops Hype "The Ricky Rubio-Kevin Love honeymoon continues. The Spanish guard said he has a great relationship with the All-Star forward during a conference call Tuesday in which he was asked about Love's comments to Yahoo! Sports last week. "Kevin said he loved me and that's huge coming from the star of the..." March 31

  • Rubio gets triple-double, Spurs get re-routed

    San Antonio Express-News "Maybe it was a hangover from the Spurs’ resounding win over Oklahoma City the night before. Maybe it was the expected result of an older team, playing without three starters, on the second night of a long-distance back-to-back. Maybe, given the way the worst 3-point shooting team in the NBA..." March 13

  • Rubio's triple-double leads Wolves over Spurs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For more than 40 minutes after the Wolves’ game with San Antonio ended Tuesday night, Ricky Rubio decompressed. He sat in an ice-filled tub, lingered in the shower, allowed the Timberwolves training staff to knead and stretch his sore body. When you play the game with the pedal to the metal, there..." March 13

  • Wolves' Rubio making steals at high pace

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio’s surgically repaired knee must be feeling better, much better. In his past 10 games, he has flirted with reaching his first NBA triple-double five times. He has six steals each in three of those games — including his past two entering Saturday’s game at..." March 10

  • Ricky Rubio's recovery reaches attack mode for Timberwolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Rubio is done talking about his knee, how it feels, how close he is to 100 percent. "I don't want to think about the knee anymore," he said Monday. So he'll have to let his play do the talking. And, recently, Rubio's game has taken such a step it's hard not to think that he has come..." February 26

  • Rubio bringing out the best of Williams and asking for more

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As Ricky Rubio's game has returned to form he has helped Derrick Williams return to relevance. It was obvious again in the Timberwolves' loss to the New York Knicks on Friday at Target Center, almost from the start. When Williams plays with Rubio, he is a different guy. Williams finished second..." February 10

  • Kidd, Rubio show mutual admiration of career paths

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When Knicks point guard Jason Kidd looks at Ricky Rubio, he sees a younger version of himself. "He plays both ends," Kidd said Friday morning. "He's very good at finding the open guy. And defensively he can get in the passing lanes and get steals." In an era of shoot-first point guards, Kidd..." February 09

  • Guards killing Knicks; T-Wolves’ Rubio is next challenge

    Bergen Record "One by one, Mike Woodson sent a series of defenders onto the perimeter Wednesday night, their assignment a simple one, at least in the description: stand in front of John Wall. And one by one, they watched the Wizards’ speedy point guard blow by them. Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Pablo Prigioni..." February 08

  • Rubio puts last meeting with Kobe out of mind

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Eleven months ago, Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio converged on Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant late in a game at Target Center, planted his left foot to impede Bryant's path and ... tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a twist of fate that changed everything. The Lakers came to Target..." February 02

  • Ricky Rubio stumps for Spanish buddy Pau Gasol

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio doesn't understand why his good friend Pau Gasol, a four-time NBA all-star who has helped the Los Angeles Lakers win two championships, is suddenly not good enough to start. Asked if the Lakers have been fair with Gasol, Rubio said, "I don't think..." February 01

  • Pain in Ricky Rubio's knee still hurting his ability to shoot, drive

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "There are parts of Ricky Rubio's game that haven't changed. During a pause in games, for instance, the second-year point guard still will go to the Timberwolves bench and recommend a play to acting head coach Terry Porter. He barks out orders reminding teammates where they need to be on..." January 23

  • Rubio's back gets rest, but stamina is sore spot

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "And on the same day the Timberwolves discovered Kevin Love has broken his shooting hand again, Ricky Rubio missed his third consecutive game because of a back issue that the team has called stiffness and spasms. Wolves coach Rick Adelman said he's hopeful Rubio will play Tuesday against Atlanta..." January 06

  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love to miss Saturday game

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves will be missing regulars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio when they play the Portland Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Target Center, the team announced. Love has been sidelined by a sprained finger and Rubio by back spasms. Love suffered the sprain on his right hand..." January 05

  • Rubio to skip two-game trip with back spasms

    Fox Sports North "Ricky Rubio will remain in Minneapolis this week while the Timberwolves play back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday against the Jazz and Nuggets. Rubio has not played since the team's Dec. 26 game against Houston. He began suffering from back spasms Friday, and though he attempted to play..." January 02

  • Rubio not expected to make two-game trip West

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "My colleague/boss Dennis Brackin covered practice for me today at Target Center while I head to the airport to catch a flight westward for this quick two-game trip to Salt Lake City and Denver. He reports: * Don't expect Ricky Rubio to make the trip because of that stiff back that caused him..." January 01

  • Rubio's recovery from knee injury is due for a little push

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves thus far have been disciplined and uniform in their plan to carefully bring precocious point guard Ricky Rubio back from March knee surgery, limiting him exactly to his 18-minute target three times and 16-plus minutes once in his first four games. Is it time to loosen those..." December 26

  • Minnesota Timberwolves plan a gradual return for Ricky Rubio

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Now that Ricky Rubio has made his season debut, will Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman and his staff be able to stick to a specific plan for his playing time? Wolves trainer Gregg Farnam and the team's medical personnel want to limit Rubio to 18 minutes in the early phase of his return from a..." December 17

  • Rubio works out, could return Saturday

    NBA.com "Ricky Rubio figures to be a lot of things when he finally returns to the Minnesota Timberwolves' lineup nine months after knee surgery and rehab: A hardwood savior. A gate attraction. An emotional boost. A coaching challenge, however welcome, as far as blending Rick Adelman's new with his..." December 15

  • Rubio cleared for practice, but when he'll play up in air

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "What everybody wants to know is when will Ricky Rubio return to action with the Timberwolves. Well, he doesn't know. After surgery last March 21 to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee, Rubio has been cleared to return to full-contact practice. But, as Rubio said after a shoot-around on..." December 01

  • Minnesota owner says expect Rubio back before Christmas

    Pro Basketball Talk "The timetable for Ricky Rubio's return from a torn ACL has been December for a while now. Which is something, if not terribly specific. But now we get this tweet from Darren Wolfson in Minnesota, referencing team owner Glen Taylor. #Twolves want to bring in a big man and a wing. Issue is..." September 19

  • Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio finishes 2nd in rookie voting

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio finished second to Cleveland's Kyrie Irving for NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced Tuesday, May 15. Rubio did not get any first-place votes, but received 49 second-place votes and 23 third-place votes from a panel of 120 media..." May 15

  • Rubio hobbles on crutches dreamed up in Minnesota

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Rubio hobbled in the glamorous footsteps of Halle Berry when Mobilegs crutches brought the injured Timberwolf to Tuesday's dog-and-pony show. Mobilegs are award-winning, ergonomically correct crutches designed by Minnesotan Jeff Weber. I first saw the crutches with the meshed arm..." April 12

  • Wolves' Rubio taking it a month at a time

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Rubio's next milestone is four weeks out, when he can lose the crutches he already has started to hate. Thinking beyond that is too hard, at least right now. The Timberwolves rookie guard admits he worries whether he'll be the player he was before tearing two ligaments in his left knee...." April 11

  • Suns' Nash among those missing Rubio

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Like just about everybody around the league, Steve Nash remembers being disappointed when Ricky Rubio went down because of a knee injury March 9 against the Lakers. "It hurt them, obviously, in a number of ways," Nash, in the Twin Cities with the Suns for Monday's game, said. "One, it took away..." April 10

  • Adelman: Wolves will miss Rubio's defense

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves played on without Ricky Rubio's inventive playmaking and offensive flair on Monday in Phoenix, three days after he tore a knee ligament and is now lost for the season. For all that he provided at that end, they might miss his defense more. Rubio was third in the league in..." March 13

  • Wolves stunned and somber without Rubio

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves placed T-shirts upon every Target Center seat before Friday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, promoting a "white-out" that kicked off their new season-ticket campaign and celebrated a pulsating new era in franchise history driven by rising young stars Kevin Love and Ricky..." March 11

  • In Rubio, franchise loses its go-to link to its fans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "This was a tremendous winter for the Timberwolves to come back as a relevant member of the NBA. The lockout was settled in time to salvage a Christmas Day start and to put together a compact 66-game schedule. Even with the physical burden placed on the athletes, the NBA was able to regain..." March 11

  • Rubio's loss will hinder Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Some of our readers believe I've been writing since B.C. Yes, believe me, I have been doing this a long time and watched all of the professional teams suffer serious injuries. But the fact that point guard Ricky Rubio will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn left ACL on..." March 11

  • Kevin Love out, Ricky Rubio hurt in Timberwolves' loss to Lakers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "On a night in which the Timberwolves celebrated a "White-Out" with a sellout crowd at Target Center, there was unsettling news before and after the team's 105-102 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ten minutes before tipoff, Kevin Love was forced to stay in the locker room with back spasms. After..." March 10

  • Rubio injures knee in loss to Lakers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A 105-102 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers was among Timberwolves fans' least concerns Friday night, when the sixth sellout audience of the season streamed out into the good night worried about the health of their team's two stars just when this joy ride is getting fun. That crowd of 20,164..." March 10

  • Schedule, scouting adding to Rubio's slump

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "More than two months into his long-awaited first season in the NBA, Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio no longer is a regular fixture on ESPN's "SportsCenter" highlights, as he was almost nightly in the season's opening weeks. His shooting percentage has dropped to 36.4 because of his share of..." March 03

  • Rubio dishes, dazzles but team Shaq loses

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Even in a superfluous all-star game, Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio regretted defeat Friday night, although he did find consolation in one detail from his Team Shaq's 146-133 loss to Team Chuck in All-Star weekend's Rising Stars Challenge. "At least one Timberwolves player win," he..." February 25

  • Magic picks Cavs' Irving as top rookie over Rubio

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Four days before the All-Star Game returns to Orlando 20 years after his unforgettable MVP performance there, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson was asked Wednesday generally about the impressive state of point guards these days and specifically about rookies Ricky Rubio and Kyrie Irving. Irving, the..." February 23

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