Found January 04, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Ricky Rubio’s long-awaited debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves has been everything a T-Wolves fan hoped it would be: the kid is dynamic, charismatic, exciting to watch and as a bonus, is knocking down shots with much better accuracy than the reputation which preceded him would have had fans expect, all the while putting up decent [...]
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Ricky Rubio is Not Pete Maravich

In 2009 when the Timberwolves drafted the exciting 18 year old Spaniard, the comparisons began immediately to Pistol Pete. The young player was full of exciting “Professor” like dribbles and dimes from every angle. He also had a similar lanky frame topped by a floppy mop. Yet, the comparisons truly stop there! Now that Rubio is finally here Sportscenter and “experts” continue...

Three wolves listed on NBA All-Star Ballot

Kevin Love, Michael Beasley and Ricky Rubio were chosen to represent the Wolves on the ballot for the 61st NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida. Love, who made his first All-Star Game appearance last season, is averaging 25.4 points and 15.2 rebounds per game. He ranks second in rebounding, sixth in scoring and fifth in minutes per game (39.0). In his first season in the league...

Former Cavaliers Guard Trajan Langdon On Ricky Rubio At Nineteen

If Pistol Pete Maravich fathered a Spanish son it could possibly be Ricky Rubio. That's my take after watching Rubio perform on the NBA stage so far this season. He's averaging just over 9 points, 7 assists, and about 4 rebounds per game heading into tonight's match-up between his Minnesota Timberwolves and your Cleveland Cavaliers, but more than that he's just been...

Rubio fever (and hair cut)

Ricky Rubio fever has taken over the Target Center with the Timberwolves coming off a two-game winning streak.

Rubio throws a pass between Nowitzki’s legs : Wade compares Rubio to Nash

Ricky Rubio will likely not score a ton of points on most nights, but he will likely wow you with this passing ability every night. When the Dallas Mavericks came to play the Minnesota Timberwolves Rubio put his passing skills on display. Rubio was driving the baseline when he saw teammate Anthony Tolliver wide open in the comer. Rubio throw a bounce pass to Tolliver...

Ricky Rubio needs: 1) A nickname and 2) To always get the ball in fast break situations

Good times.

Video: Anthony Randolph thinks he can lead a fast break better than Ricky Rubio

In not even two weeks of NBA action, it's become clear that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has elite court vision. There are few players in the league better suited to lead a fast break, and his teammates seem to recognize his special gifts. Already, they seem to be comfortable with him handling the ball in big moments. Apparently no one told Anthony Randolph...

Cleveland Cavaliers P.M. Links: Timberwolves forward wouldn't trade places with Kyrie Irving; the Cavs will see Ricky Rubio for the first time; the top two recent draft picks face each other;

The top two picks in the draft, Derrick Williams and Kyrie Irving, face each other tonight.

Splitter opines Adelman key to Rubio’s success; Ginobili says “impressive”

Most observers are amazed at the early success of Spanish wunderkind Ricky Rubio in the NBA, but at least a couple San Antonio Spurs are claiming to have known this was destined all along. Tiago Splitter, whose Caja Laboral Baskonia met Rubio’s FC Barcelona many a time since the lad debuted in the ACB at age 14, is quoted over at Spanish-league Tu Basket that he was “amazed at...

The NBA Geeks of the Week, week 1

The following is a cross-post from one of Wages of Wins Network sites, The NBA Geek.  In it, Patrick Minton (@nbageek) picks the best win-producers of last week’s games, along with the best rookie. The original article appears here. Also, bear in mind that stats are in per-48 numbers rather than per-game numbers wherever that makes sense. The NBA has played a whole week of basketball...
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