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9 Ricky Rubio PG
Height/Weight: 6-4/192 | Birthdate: 10/21/1990 | Birthplace: El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain | Team: Minnesota Timberwolves | College: None | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 99/77 | Average Draft Position: 43.14
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Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio posts a double-double on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio posted a double-double on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

Rubio shot just 4-13 from the field. He hit both his free throws, finishing with 10 points on the night. While he didn't shoot all that well, Rubio did make sure to get his teammates involved. He dished out 10 assists, giving him the double-double. Rubio also added three rebounds and a steal. 


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio goes for triple-double


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio posted a triple-double against the Clippers on Monday.

Rubio shot 5-11 from the field, including 1-4 from beyond the arc. He sunk seven on his nine free throws, finishing with 18 points. He was active on the boards, pulling down 12 rebounds. Eleven of those came on the defensive end of the court. Rubio, as usual, made sure to involve his teammates, dishing out 11 assists during the contest.


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio goes for a double-double


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio posted a double-double on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

Rubio had a poor shooting night, going just 3-12 from the field. He hit one of his four three-pointers and sunk six of eight free throw attempts. Rubio finished with 13 points. Rubio made up for his poor shooting by getting his teammates more involved. He dished out 11 assists during the contest. Rubio also added seven rebounds and four steals. 


Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio doubles up vs. Bulls


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 5 of 14 shooting while dishing out 10 assists in his team's 96-89 loss to the Bulls Friday.

The double-double was just the second in nine games for the point guard since returning from a lengthy injury layoff. He also racked up six rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes in the loss.

The Timberwolves will look to bounce back Saturday against the Grizzlies.


Wolves' Ricky Rubio posts strong all-around performance in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Timberwolves Ricky Rubio did a little bit of everything in Minnesota's 111-109 win over the Suns Friday. Despite shooting a poor 2 of 10 from the field, Rubio scored 10 points, dished out a game-high 14 assists and pulled down eight rebounds in the victory.

It was just Rubio's second double-double of the season and narrowly missed his first triple-double of the year. He and the Timberwolves will look to keep rolling Monday against the Rockets.

"I talked to the guys. ... We are playing for the future, for next year," Rubio said. "The future starts right now."


Timberwolves G Ricky Rubio expected to play Monday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) After resting Sunday, point guard Ricky Rubio is expected to play Monday night against the Hawks.

Rubio, who recently came back to Minnesota's lineup from a severe ankle injury, sat out Sunday's 112-101 win over the Pistons. Rubio was not listed on Monday's injury report, which has Robbie Hummel (hand) out and Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) questionable.

Since returning from his injury, Rubio has averaged 11.7 points and six assists.


Wolves rule Ricky Rubio out of Sunday's game at Detroit


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) The Timberwolves announced guard Ricky Rubio has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Detroit.

Rubio is making his way back from a severe ankle injury and has not been cleared to play in any back-to-back games. He is expected to be available for Monday's game against the Hawks. Guard Zach LaVine should see his role increase Sunday.

The Timberwolves are 8-point underdogs to the Pistons.


Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio likely to miss upcoming game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) With Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio still recovering from a servere ankle sprain, coach Flip Saunders told reporters Saturday that Rubio will most likely be held out of either Sunday's game at Detroit or Monday's game against the Hawks, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Rubio has played in the last three games after returning from a severe ankle sprain and Saunders said he wants to keep Rubio out of back-to-back games.


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio scores season-high 17 points Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio scored a season-high 17 points on 6 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 90-89 win over the Grizzlies Friday.

Rubio hit two big three-pointers late before sinking two free throws with a little more than 10 seconds left in the game to put his team in front for good.

"Moments like that, it gives all the hard work I've been putting on my rehab, it's all worth it," Rubio said after the game, per the Associated Press. "I'm back playing. That's all I'm asking. I'm healthy. When I work hard, I work for these kind of moments, to be playing and enjoying the basketball. This is why I love basketball, for moments and games like that."

Rubio made three shots from behind the arc for just the third time in his career, with both other instances coming in April 2013. He also kicked in five rebounds, five assists and three steals in 26 minutes in the win. The Timberwolves will square off with the Pistons Sunday.


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio probable for Heat game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Everything appears to have checked out for Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio following his return to the basketball court Monday night.

Rubio saw just 21 minutes and scored 10 points. He also showed signs of frustration when he was pulled late in a close game against the Mavericks. Dalls ended up defeating Minnesota 100-94.

According to the Star-Tribune, Rubio spent the Timberwolves' day off getting treatment on his injured ankle, which previously sidelined him for almost three months.

Rubio is being considered probable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.


Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio scores 10 points in return to action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in his first game back since November. Rubio played 21 minutes, but was pulled at the end of the game when the score was 92-88 and was visibly frustrated with coach Flip Saunder's decision.

"Trust me, I was dying inside, that I wasn't able to play and help them," Rubio said.

Saunders defended his decision after the game.

"It was pretty tough. He really wanted to stay, but it’s bigger than that," Saunders said. "You could see that he was favoring it a little bit at the end. So we can't take any chance on that."


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio to return on Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio will return to action on Monday, the team announced.

Coach Flip Saunders confirmed the news, telling the media Rubio will return to the lineup on Monday. Rubio has missed 42 games due to a severely sprained ankle. He was able to take part in the team's shootaround on Monday, and expressed a desire to return to action. 

Rubio averaged 9.4 points and 10.0 assists per game prior to the injury. 


Rubio a game-time decision for Timberwolves


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio will be a game-time decision for Monday's game at the Mavericks. 

Rubio has missed 42 games with a severely sprained ankle. At morning shootaround on Monday, he told the media that he hopes to play. 

Rubio plans to make a final decision on his readiness after pregame warm-ups. 

Rubio has played in five games this season, averaging 9.4 points and 10 assists. 

The Timberwolves are 12-point underdogs to the Mavericks. 


Wolves list Rubio, Williams, LaVine as questionable at Dallas


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) The Timberwolves listed Ricky Rubio (ankle), Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) as questionable for Monday's game at Dallas.

Rubio has not played since November with a severe ankle sprain. LaVine missed Saturday's game with an ankle issue, while Williams has missed the last two games because of a hip injury.


Report: Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio to return to action Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will make his return to the court Monday against the Mavericks in Dallas, the Associated Press reports.

Rubio has been out since Nov. 7 while recovering from an ankle injury that has limited him to just five games this season. He has averaged 9.4 points and 10.0 assists while shooting 42.6 percent from the field.


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio could return next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio could return at some point next week, according to the Star Tribune

Rubio has been sidelined since November 7 due to an ankle injury. He's been able to make progress, and is nearing a return. Coach Flip Saunders said Rubio could make his return at some point next week. Rubio was averaging 9.4 points and 10.0 assists per game prior to the injury.


Timberwolves unveil Wednesday's injury report; Martin out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Celtics, the team announced.

Martin has been out since Nov. 19 with a fractured wrist. The team also announced Ricky Rubio (ankle), Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) and Robbie Hummel (wrist) are out.

The Timberwolves are 4 1/2-point underdogs.


Wolves unveil Monday's injury report; Kevin Martin questionable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Martin is listed as questionable for Monday's game at Oklahoma City, the team announced.

Martin has been out since Nov. 19 with a fractured wrist. The team also announced Ricky Rubio (ankle), Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) and Robbie Hummel (wrist) are out.

The Timberwolves are 15 1/2-point underdogs.


Wolves' Rubio, Muhammad ruled out Friday; Martin remains questionable


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Timberwolves have ruled Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Shabazz Muhammad out for Friday's game against the Pelicans, according to the team's official website. Rubio has been sidelined since November 7 due to an ankle injury. Muhammad has been sidelined for the past six games with a strained outer oblique muscle.

Forward Kevin Martin has also been sidelined since mid-November while recovering from a broken wrist. He remains questionable for the game.

Minnesota is a 6 1/2-point home underdog against New Orleans.


Ricky Rubio dealing with damaged muscles, ligaments from ankle to toe


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders told reporters prior to Wednesday's loss to Dallas that Ricky Rubio's injury is far worse than a high ankle sprain. Rubio, who has been out of game action since Nov. 7, is also dealing with damaged muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes, which has prolonged the recovery process, per USA Today.

"It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said.. "He's doing everything he can. We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back."

After visiting two specialists recently, Rubio was cautioned that an early return could cause a stress fracture in his leg. Rubio took some contact during drills on Tuesday. It was the first time he participated in contact drills since the injury. However, he remains without a timetable for return.

"It's a very unique ankle sprain," Saunders said. "They said at the time it's going to be worse than a high ankle sprain, and everyone knows those go eight to 12 weeks. So it has nothing to do with him not wanting to play."


Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio held up by bruises, tears during rehab


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has been held up by bone bruises and muscle tears during his rehab, according to the Star Tribune.

Rubio has been sidelined since November 7 due to an ankle injury. He's been working his way back, but complications have made it more difficult than expected. Rubio took some contact during drills on Tuesday. It was the first time he participated in contact drills since the injury. Despite his progress, the team has not announced a timeline for his return. 


Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio ruled out Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, who participated in contact drills Tuesday, is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. He has not played since suffering a serious ankle injury Nov. 7.

Rubio likely will return soon, though the team has not specified the date. Minnesota plays the Pelicans on Friday and has five more games next week.


Wolves' Ricky Rubio able to participate in contact drills Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) For the first time since suffering an ankle injury in early November, Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was able to participate in contact drills during Tuesday's practice, the team announced.

Rubio has not played since Nov. 7 after suffering a severe ankle sprain. In five games, Rubio is averaging 9.4 points and 10.0 assists. There is no timetable on his return.


Wolves unveil Monday's injury report; Martin ruled questionable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Martin is listed as questionable for Monday’s game at Charlotte, the team announced.

Martin has been out since November after fracturing his right wrist. In nine games, he is averaging 20.4 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Meanwhile, center Nikola Pekovic (anke) is listed as doubtful. Forward Shabazz Muhammad and guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) have been declared out.


Wolves list Rubio, Muhammad out; Martin, Pekovic doubtful


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) The Timberwolves will be without the services of guard Ricky Rubio and forward Shabazz Muhammad for Saturday's game against Denver. Shooting guard Kevin Martin and center Nikola Pekovic are both doubtful as well.

Rubio has missed the past 33 games after suffering a sprained left ankle on Nov. 7. Muhammad has been sidelined for the past three games with a strained outer oblique muscle. Martin has missed the past 28 contests after suffering a fractured right wrist on Nov. 19. Pekovic is nursing a sore right ankle and sprained right wrist, which has caused him to miss 29 games this season.

Minnesota is a 12-point underdog at Denver.