Ricky Rubio RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Ricky Rubio needs to learn from Rajon Rondo to get paid

    SB Nation "Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly at loggerheads over the point guard's early extension demands. Minnesota can lock in Rubio long-term before the end of October or let him become a restricted free agent in July 2015. This is not a unique situation -- few eligible youngsters..." September 22

  • Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a..." September 19

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Newton says he's optimistic on the Rubio extension front. But admitted they don't see eye-to-eye with Fegan on the $$. #twolves

  • 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'

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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?

    CBS Sports "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