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In selecting Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors took the long-view in a way that mirrors what the Wolves did with Ricky Rubio.

Ricky Rubio has some fun on a scooter (Video)

Most NBA fans suffered heartbreak after Ricky Rubio tore his ACL last week, thus putting him on the shelf for the rest of the season as well as the Olympics this summer. But don’t feel bad for Ricky. If the above video is any indication, his recovery is going well. Just a chill day playing around on a scooter in a store’s gift wrap aisle while music by Kevin Love’s uncle plays...

Wolves must put Rubio's injury behind them

What on Friday morning looked like a challenging, two-week road trip has become something more, a chance for the Timberwolves to prove themselves under the most adversity the young team has yet faced. When Minnesota takes the court in Phoenix on Monday for the first of seven consecutive road games, it will be somewhat of a beginning. It's game 43 of the season. It should be...

Video: Ricky Rubio gets around on a supermarket scooter

Check out the video. This is how Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Ricky Rubio is getting around these days. He’s doing some shopping while riding in a supermarket scooter. Rubio’s sensational rookie season was cut short by a torn ACL. His knee buckled and he went down in the closing seconds of a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last week. He was trying to help out on defense against Kobe Bryant.

Plus-minus stats show Wolves players' impact

MINNEAPOLIS There's no way to quantify what the Timberwolves lost when Ricky Rubio went down with a season-ending ACL injury on Friday. Sure, they lost his 10.6 points and 8.6 assists per game, but Rubio is one of those players who's a lot more than his stats indicate. In fact, in the stretch before Rubio's injury when the Timberwolves went 5-2, the rookie averaged...

Karl wears Barcelona jersey for Rubio

We had to wait what seemed like forever to see Ricky Rubio in the NBA. He was drafted 5th overall in the 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves but continued to play in the Spanish ACB League. Last year Rubio finally signed with T-Wolves, meaning the creative and gifted passer compared by many to Pete [...]

Ricky Rubio goes shopping on a motorized scooter (Video)

For those of you wondering what Ricky Rubio's been up to since tearing his ACL, he appears to be in somewhat good spirits.In the below video clip, Rubio is seen shopping while riding in a motorized scooter and doing it like a boss: (Courtesy of Court Crusaders)

Late-game poise, energy propels Wolves

That needed to happen. It was closer than they might have liked, but the result was all that mattered when the Timberwolves began their seven-game road trip with a 127-124 win over Phoenix. It was the Timberwolves' highest-scoring game of the season, but even that didn't guarantee the win in a back-and-forth game. The Suns came out to 34-28 lead after the game's first...

George Karl and Rafael Nadal show their support for Ricky Rubio (Video/Photo)

For those of you who missed the news, Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio will be out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.Since that injury occurred, there has been huge support from famous athletes and coaches on Rubio's behalf.Below, tennis star Rafael Nadal sends out a YouTube clip telling him to "cheer up":Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl...

Rafael Nadal Attempts To Cheer Up Ricky Rubio

Support around the world for Ricky Rubio seems to continue to pour in.  Rubio tore his ACL a few days ago and his season is over.  Pau Gasol sent him a nice text message, George Karl wore a FC Barcelona jersey to honor him, and the latest is Rafael Nadal who filmed a cheer up Ricky video which is now on YouTube. Click here to view the embedded video. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Love looks to Jazz up trip with another win

Kevin Love has been on a torrid run in March and the Minnesota Timberwolves will need of more of that from him as they press on without Ricky Rubio. Love and the Timberwolves continue a seven-game road trip Thursday night against the Utah Jazz. With Rubio out for the season with a torn ACL, Minnesota's chances of making the playoffs rest primarily on keeping Love healthy and...

GMTR Podcast #32: The Calm Before the Storm

While anxiously waiting for some NBA trades to go down, Erik and Patrick discuss – what else – injuries. Specifically, Ricky Rubio’s injury and his value in a keeper league, Kyle Lowry’s injury and what it does for Goran Dragic, and Stephen Curry with yet another sprained ankle. We also discuss the horrible run of Kevin Martin and what to do with him, the explosion of Evan...


Friday night brought some terrible news for owners of Ricky Rubio. Instead of getting your usual 10ish points, 8ish dimes, 2ish steals and relatively stellar .80ish FT, you got wind that Ricky had torn his ACL and will be lost for the season. Worse yet, Ricky will not be available to play for Spain in this year´s Summer Olympics. Wait, this is fantasy basketball, nobody gives a...
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