MINNEAPOLIS Two weeks ago, when Ricky Rubio was cleared to practice, the Timberwolves training staff identified this Wednesday, Dec. 12, as a possible debut date. Now, though, things are still up in the air.
It isnt due to anything Rubio has done, it seems, but rather to considerations with the schedule. The game against the Nuggets comes on the heels of four days of rest, but it kicks off a stretch in which the team plays four games in seven nights, including a grueling stretch in which it flies to New Orleans Thursday, plays Friday, flies back to the Twin Cities that night, plays Saturday, flies to Orlando Sunday, plays Monday, flies to Miami and plays Tuesday.
I think whenever you start talking about that, youve got to look at the schedule, bring that into play as to how youre going to approach that, Rick Adelman said. I really dont know.
Adelman expects to have a meeting to clarify the teams plans for Rubio to return to games in the next day or two, and the training staff has b...