Kevin Love shocked a lot of people when he made his season debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves last week. He was supposed to be out a little bit longer but there he was, scoring and rebounding like he hadn’t missed any time at all.
There must be some sort of healing formula in the water up in Minnesota because Ricky Rubio is reportedly on track to come back faster than originally thought as well. Rubio is supposed to be in Vail, Colorado today to visit with his surgeon for three days. On Thursday, the Timberwolves are hoping he’ll be able to return to contact practice.
Rubio hasn’t played in a game since March 9th of last year after tearing the ACL in his left knee, so even when he is ready to play, it’s hard to predict how effective he’ll be. Either way, the Timberwolves are looking forward to his return, especially on the defensive end.
"When he was healthy last year, he was very good keeping the people in front of him," said Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman. "He was...