Originally posted on All Things Nuggets  |  Last updated 12/15/11
Ricky Rubio, the Spanish magician, is finally (fiiiiiinally) in the NBA. The point guard played for Minnesota and new Nugget Rudy Fernandez was his teammate on the national team. “I think he has a lot of talent and he improves every day – he’ll probably have to improve his shot, but I think he has time and Minnesota and Rick Adelman will be good for him,” said Fernandez this afternoon, his first full day in Denver since being traded from Dallas. “And J.J. Barea can help introduce him to the NBA. (Rubio) is so creative – an assist man who’s unbelievable. He has long arms that help him with steals. The mentality is a strong mentality. He practices hard and wants to improve.” The two had a little chemistry. Check out this play, beginning at the 53-second mark: When I covered the Olympics in Beijing, I did a big piece on the rise of the Spanish guard: From Jose Calderon, fifth in the NBA in assists last year, to the budding Rudy Fernandez, to the boy wonder, 17-year-old Ricky Rubio,...
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