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Rick Carlisle has been impressed with Ricky Rubio's playmaking ability.
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Veteran Kidd likes Rubio's unselfishness

MINNEAPOLIS Jason Kidd fastened the top button of his pressed pink dress shirt on Friday night, smoothing the non-existent creases and addressing the media with an ease few players ever achieve. The 38-year-old point guard returned to the Mavericks' lineup on Friday after missing six games with a strained right calf, but many of the questions directed at him postgame had little...

Rubio: Lin gets the point

MINNEAPOLIS — One entered the season with the weight of years of hype and anticipation of his arrival. The other could have walked down the street and gone unnoticed as recently as two weeks ago.Last night, point guards Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin went head-to-head for the first time, with...

Rubio, Williams selected to Rising Stars game

MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves rookies Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams were selected Wednesday to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando. The game will be played on Feb. 24 at the Amway Center, and its format will be different this year than in past years. Instead of rookies facing off against second-year players, the teams will be a mixture...

SidCast: Sid tells Rubio to 'stay sweet'

Sid Hartman gives Ricky Rubio the same message he gave Kirby Puckett: "Stay as sweet as you are and don't change."

Griffin, Irving top Rising Stars roster

All-Star Blake Griffin and rookie guards Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio headline the list of 18 players chosen for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during All-Star weekend. In this year's new format, first- and second-year players will be mixed in the game on Friday, Feb. 24 in Orlando. TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will serve as general managers and...

Rookie PGs Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio piling great numbers

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Rubio not just some passing fancy, Carlisle says

Rick Carlisle also is impressed with Ricky Rubio's toughness and shooting ability.

Sansevere: Love's suspension will help Wolves

"Bad night ... Tough game."That was how Ricky Rubio began his tweet after the Timberwolves lost to Memphis Wednesday night.It was a bad night and a tough game ... for Rubio, in particular. He had only one assist in the loss. That's the fewest assists of his young career.Chances are, there will not be many games like that -- not as long as Kevin Love is in the lineup...

All-Access: Mavs Clean Up On Nuggets

The Mavs entered Wednesday concerned about two specific things: 1) The Nuggets run like a track team. 2) The Nuggets depth means that track team is made up of relay sprinters passing the baton to one another. 'Denver runs the ball right up your a--,’’ Rick Carlisle said in preview. The Mavs responded in kind with maybe their finest win of the year, 105-95 ... And we've...

Griffin, Irving top Rising Stars roster (AP)

All-Star Blake Griffin and rookie guards Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio headline the list of 18 players chosen for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during All-Star weekend. In this year's new format, first- and second-year players will be mixed in the game on Friday, Feb. 24 in Orlando. TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will serve as general managers and...

The Morning After: Jimmer uses defense to spark offense

MINNEAPOLIS - When Jimmer Fredette gets into a rhythm on offense, it's fun to watch. Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette fends off Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio for a loose ball. Fredette scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter.
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