Ricky Rubio RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that..." April 07

  • Ricky Rubio Doesn't Expect Wolves To Trade Him

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves were rumored to be entertaining a trade of Ricky Rubio ahead of the deadline. The Wolves decided to keep Rubio but it's unclear how he fits with the team in the long-term as they build around Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Rubio signed a four-year, $55 million..." March 29

  • Frustrated Sam Mitchell benched Towns, Wiggins, Rubio due to defense

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Milwaukee Bucks went on a 31-7 run that extended across halftime and let them take control of the game against the Timberwolves and cruise to an easy win Friday night. That — specifically the lack of defense — pissed coach Sam Mitchell off. Just 3:52 into the second half he benched..." March 05

  • Minnesota tried to pitch a Khris Middleton for Ricky Rubio trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Khris Middleton of the Bucks is a great litmus test for how close someone follows the NBA. If their reaction is “who?” or “why did he get a $70 million contract?” they don’t follow the league that closely. People who do — including front offices around the league — love the guy. He can defend..." March 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Minnesota and Milwaukee engaged in fresh Ricky Rubio trade talks today but couldn't find common ground on a deal structure

  • Possible Ricky Rubio trade to Bucks fell apart

    SB Nation "The Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves tried to initiate a trade that would send Ricky Rubio to the Bucks, but were unable to reach an agreement, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Rubio has reportedly been dangled as possible trade bait as Thursday's deadline approached, but no team had..." February 18

  • Report: Jason Kidd has ‘long been enamored’ with Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly aren’t trading Ricky Rubio by the deadline, and the Bucks reportedly told Michael Carter-Williams they aren’t dealing him, either. But both reports left open the possibility of revisiting a trade in the offseason. Hmmm… Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo..." February 17

  • Report: Wolves have had no trade talks yet regarding Ricky Rubio

    The Score "While the Minnesota Timberwolves have had no trade discussions regarding point guard Ricky Rubio, that may change in the offseason, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Rubio has been mentioned as a trade candidate for more than a year now, but he said last summer he wanted to remain..." February 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Minnesota has no ongoing trade talks for guard Ricky Rubio now, league sources tell @TheVertical. That may change in the summer, though.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Minnesota looking to move Kevin Martin & Adreian Payne, open to moving Rubio. interested in adding Miles Plumlee from Milwaukee

  • Knicks still need point guard and Wolves' Ricky Rubio is available for trade

    New York Daily News "Zach LaVine was nothing short of spectacular in winning his second straight Slam Dunk title on Saturday and by the end of this week he may win something else; the starting point guard job for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Incumbent Ricky Rubio is readily available and the feeling is that the..." February 15

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    Derek James @DerekJamesNBA

    Windhorst says that teams are calling about Rubio but the Timberwolves really don't want to do that.

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    Mitchell said Rubio should play Tuesday

  • Ricky Rubio frustrated with re-injuring ankle

    The Score "Ricky Rubio appears fed up after aggravating the ankle that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery in 2014-15. The 6-foot-2 point guard originally tweaked the ankle on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers, but ended up worsening the injury when he faced the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. He..." November 26

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Rubio felt good this morning, I hear. Should be good to go tonight w/ the back-to-back. Hopefully pregame warm-ups go well. #twolves

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Sam Mitchell tells the media that Ricky Rubio will play during tonight's game vs. Miami #Twolves

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    No Rubio today

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Rubio is listed as questionable on Wolves injury report today. He was probable previous two games and didn't play in either b/c of hamstring

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    Timberwolves @Timberwolves

    UPDATE: Ricky Rubio will not play tonight against the Pacers.

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Late change in the starting lineup. LaVine replaces Rubio. Rubio out with sore left knee. #Twolves

  • A glimpse into what Wolves' Ricky Rubio could be

    SI "In the first flickers of this NBA season, we’ve already seen Toronto’s five-game surge, Damian Lillard’s defiance, a burst out of the gate from what seems to be the entire rookie class, Andre Drummond’s actualization, Washington’s rebirth, and the perfect lunacy that is Stephen Curry. Those..." November 09

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Ricky Rubio practicing today, but will be considered doubtful for tmrw. Team wants him to get in a couple of practices before game action.

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Ricky Rubio strained his quad two days ago. Minor deal. His ankle is feeling good. No concerns there.

  • Wolves GM: 'We're not talking to anybody' about Ricky Rubio trade

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves insist they are not trying to trade point guard Ricky Rubio, who is entering the first season of his four-year, $55 million-plus contract extension. "We're not talking to anybody about trading Ricky," Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton told the Associated Press'..." September 25

  • Report: Timberwolves still want to trade Rick Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ricky Rubio says he doesn’t believe the Timberwolves will trade him. On the other hand… Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report: I’m hearing that the Minnesota Timberwolves are actually look at potentially moving off of Rubio at this point. They’ve seen enough, and they do not believe that he is..." September 06

  • Should Ricky Rubio ‘Have Confidence’ He’s A Part Of The Timberwolves’ Future?

    Uproxx "If all goes according to plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins will be an electric superstar wing and Karl-Anthony Towns a dominant two-way force on the interior. But two foundational players alone won’t be enough to win a title in the NBA unless they’re surrounded by quality..." September 03

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    (con.) Rubio fully cleared. But hasn't absorbed contact yet. KG here a lot, ready to go. Sam M supposed to go to Mexico City to see Wiggins.

  • Ricky Rubio loves Kevin Garnett as a teammate: “He kills for you”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Minnesota brought Kevin Garnett back — and he waived his no-trade clause to come back — in part to mentor the young stars of the Timberwolves such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. KG has long been seen as a guy you love to have on your team but hate playing against —..." August 26

  • Rubio thinks Wiggins 'is going to be an MVP one day'

    Rappler "While on the first day of his tour in Manila for Adidas on Friday, August 21, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio articulated the high level of confidence he has in his team for the upcoming NBA season and in one of his teammates for the future. When asked if he feels the Minnesota..." August 23

  • Report: Ricky Rubio expected to be 100 percent for training camp

    The Score "It's a new day for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and their point guard should be fully healthy in time to help lead the charge into the future. Point guard Ricky Rubio, who saw his season come to an end in March thanks to an ankle injury that ultimately required arthroscopic surgery, is expected..." August 21

  • Wolves Willing To Trade Ricky Rubio In Right Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio agreed upon a $55 million contract extension last October, but the team is believed to be willing to consider dealing him in the right deal. Rubio was limited last season by an ankle injury." June 02

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    "That's totally untrue" - Flip to @1500ESPNJudd & @PhilMackey on Chad Ford's report about a possible Rubio trade.

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    James Herbert @outsidethenba

    Rubio is gonna give it a go tonight

  • Ankle injury 'a blessing in disguise' for Rubio to work on shot

    Fox Sports North "Anyone wishing to precipitate upon Ricky Rubio's parade back to the active list need only point out the numbers. How despite the electrifying point guard's return from a severely sprained left ankle, the Timberwolves are still 12-42. How even though Rubio spent as much of the off time as he..." February 23

  • While Rubio's passing boosts offense, 'tenacity' helps Wolves defense

    Fox Sports North "Thaddeus Young didn't see the basketball until it plopped into his oversized hands. He'd forgotten what it's like to receive a how-did-he-do-that pass from point guard Ricky Rubio. This one came in the second half of the Timberwolves' loss Monday at Dallas -- the Spanish point guard's first..." February 03

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    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    #TSRInjuryReport: Rubio (ankle), Williams (hip) and LaVine (ankle) are questionable. Muhammad (oblique) and Hummel (and) are out.

  • Report: Ricky Rubio cleared to play for Timberwolves on Monday

    Sporting News "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..." February 01

  • Ricky Rubio's injury worse than ankle sprain

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Before Wednesday, the knowledge of Ricky Rubio's injury was that the Timberwolves point guard had a significantly sprained left ankle. Wolves coach Flip Saunders shed more light on the injury that has sidelined Rubio for a 36th straight game on Wednesday against Dallas. He was injured in..." January 21

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Rubio participated in contact drills for the first time today. Getting closer but looks like Martin and Pek as soon as tomorrow. RR not yet

  • Rubio joined in practice by Pekovic, Martin; all 3 could return in January

    The Score "When Ricky Rubio returns from his ankle injury, his pick-and-roll partner and on-court bodyguard will be joining him. The Diesel to Rubio's Shawn Michaels, Nikola Pekovic is nearing a return from injury, too, as is Kevin Martin. The three veterans practiced together for the first time since..." January 02

  • Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves expect point guard Ricky Rubio to return from his severe ankle injury in mid-January, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Rubio has missed 24 games with a severely sprained left ankle he suffered on Nov. 7 at Orlando. He took part in three-quarter speed running..." December 29

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Small light at end of long tunnel for Wolves: Ricky Rubio is off crutches and out of walking boot. Seems to be making real progress

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Looking at another 4-5 wks for Rubio - miss his defense badly - & Pek should do some stuff soon. Told he'll play again this season. #twolves

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio has reached agreement on a four-year, $55 million-plus contract extension, a league source tells Yahoo Sports.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Still a chance Wolves and Ricky Rubio get something done tonight before deadline as well.

  • No bull: Wolves are Rubio's team now, but will he get big contract?

    Fox Sports North "Up until Ricky Rubio's rookie NBA season, bullfighting served as a cultural staple in his home city of Barcelona. For centuries, matadors gracefully danced their way around raging bovines, stenciling themselves into the local lore of northwestern Spain. Avoiding the thunderous advances of a..." October 28

  • SN Source: Wolves' best offer to Rubio in four-year, $48 million range

    Sporting News "With Denver forward Kenneth Faried agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract well ahead of the October 31 deadline for fourth-year players, attention turns back to one of the most interesting players up for an extension — Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been after a five-year..." October 07

  • Saunders and Rubio decline to dive into discussion on contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Both Flip Saunders and Ricky Rubio deflected questions Monday about the status of Rubio’s possible contract extension with the Timberwolves. “He has a contract right now,” said Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach. “The future, as I’ve said about all rookies, they..." September 30

  • Timberwolves hire former Lakers player as shooting coach for Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Now that Kevin Love has been traded to the Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio effectively takes over as the face of the Timberwolves franchise. Not that he’s necessarily ready for that responsibility, or even deserving of it from a pure statistical perspective. But as the team’s starting point guard, he..." September 26

  • Report: Wolves willing to extend Ricky Rubio for 4 years, $42 million

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to pay Ricky Rubio $42 million for four years, but his agents want the max and believe he can get more than what the Wolves are offering on the open market, per 1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson. CBSSports.com's Zach Harper covered the Rubio dilemma in detail and..." September 23

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