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Purple Jesus Diaries:
Yeah, I admit it. When Ricky Rubio went down with a torn ACL, I was a little bit nervous. The Timberwolves were making a NICE run towards the playoffs (in comparison to playing like a rotting fish carcass for the past five years), and a lot of it had to do with Rubio's magic-like vision on the court, his Leonidas-esque leadership, and his Bieber-ish charm. Sure, sure ... Rick Adelman had a lot to do with it, and of course Kevin Love is a good basketball player. But really, man, that Spanish Unicorn ... He took **** to the NEXT LEVEL. Well worth the two year wait. And then all those hopes, dreams, and erections went for naught as he lay there writhing in pain, torn ACL and all, with no viable alternative at the point guard position for the team. But fear not, dudes! This team gets right back up on their horse and goes out and does the smart thing. When you lose a dynamic player like Rubio, you just replace him, and that's what the Wolves have done by signing former Florida In...
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MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his left knee.
Rubio, who was originally diagnosed with only an ACL tear, traveled to Vail, Colo., for the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman. The injury occurred...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is set to have surgery to repair his torn ACL this Wednesday in Colorado per his tweet.
On my way to Vail to get surgery on Wed.Ready 4 da countdown.I'm dying to start my rehab.If u smile everything is way better :) #bepositive
Prior to his season-ending injury, Rubio was averaging 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists in 41 games for...
MINNEAPOLIS This project is about more than basketball. It's about altering perspectives, about putting together something that warrants a shift in mindset.
On the morning of March 5, the Timberwolves were 19-19, and in the wake of the team's 17-65 season last year, that seemed great. Better than great, even, phenomenal. It wasn't phenomenal, though. That's the...
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee Wednesday.
Rubio suffered two torn ligaments in the waning seconds of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 9.
The injury will force him to miss the London Olympics this summer. Rubio hopes to be back on the court in nine months.
The 21-year-old averaged 10.6 points...
Ricky Rubio’s injury has seemingly derailed the excitement that was brewing on the Timberwolves. The T-Wolves faced off against the Kings on Sunday and wound up with their third consecutive loss. Frustrations reached a boiling point when Kevin Love and JJ Barea had an altercation on the bench. “Barea stepped toward Love while the two [...]
A month ago in a hotel room in Orlando, the Timberwolves were buzzing. The team had a reason to be excited for the first time in a very long time. At .500 and the Playoffs within site, the Timberwolves actually mattered at the All-Star Break for the first time in a long time.
I talked with Timberwolves media relations staff at the All-Star Weekend and they were ecstatic with having...
The San Antonio Spurs (29-14) return home from a split road trip as they host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last matchup of the regular season between the two teams.
Much has changed since these two teams met back in late January. Rookie sensation Ricky Rubio went down with a season ending injury, and the Spurs made a few roster moves as Richard Jefferson was traded to Golden...
After Ricky Rubio went down with that season-ending knee injury, things haven't been going smoothly for the Minnesota Timberwolves as of late.During last night's game against the Sacramento Kings, all-star forward Kevin Love got into a confrontation with guard J.J. Barea during a stoppage of play in the Timberwolves bench area:(Courtesy of Slam Online)
Ricky Rubio left us with some sick highlight passes this season, well Danilo Gallinari just one upped them all. Watch. Rinse. Repeat.
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By MATT BECKER,
STATS Senior WriterAfter dominating the series with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the last five years, the San Antonio Spurs have dropped this season's first two matchups.Their final meeting Wednesday night, however, seems like it could shape up differently.This time, the Spurs have Manu Ginobili, the Timberwolves are without Ricky Rubio and the setting is the...
The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks will square off this week in what should be another thrilling game in their storied rivalry.So far this season, both teams have defended their home court with the Mavs recently beating the Spurs 106-99 in Dallas. It also marked the debut of recently acquired Stephen Jackson.But if anyone needed to see just how big a game this will be at...
After dominating the series with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the last five years, the San Antonio Spurs have dropped this season's first two matchups.
Their final meeting Wednesday night, however, seems like it could shape up differently.
This time, the Spurs have Manu Ginobili, the Timberwolves are without Ricky Rubio and the setting is the AT&T Center, where San Antonio...