Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
MINNEAPOLIS For eight months, time has been Ricky Rubio's enemy. Time has been the months remaining in his rehab, the weeks until his next doctor's appointment, the eternity, it sometimes seemed, since the last time he played.But now, time is trickier.It took exactly eight months and one week from the day of the point guard's surgery to repair the torn ACL and LCL in his left knee to Nov. 28, the day he was cleared to return to practice by his surgeon, Dr. Richard Steadman. It was a fast recovery, but not necessarily surprising; throughout the process, all news was that Rubio was recovering quickly, on schedule, without a setback.It's all been so smooth, just like everything else with Rubio. It's proceeded like the most well-executed checklist: biking, conditioning, shooting, jump shots, lateral movement, all building toward this Ricky Rubio, the one we saw at the Timberwolves' Friday shootaround. Apart from that knee sleeve and his lack of jersey, he was just another player, in hi...
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