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Ricky's finally set to play NBA ball, but there's a learning curve here in Amurrica: "Yesterday I was looking at the schedule and putting in my iPad, and I was saying 16, 17, 18," he joked with reporters today. "I mean, three games in a row? What the hell?" Also news for Rubio: It snows in Minnesota. Quite a bit. [Timberwolves.com] More »
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THAT'S A LOT OF GAMES
The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard said he took one look at the compacted NBA schedule and came away stunned, saying, "I mean, three games in a row? What the hell?"
MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio has been in town for onlya day, but the Timberwolves' new point guard was already well acclimated to the Minnesota winter when he arrived at Target Center on Wednesday.
"Yesterday I got here, and it was freezing," said Rubio, the 21-year-old Spanish phenom who is finally joining the Timberwolves after being drafted No. 5 overall in 2009. "...
Ricky Rubio says there were times during a long and bitter NBA lockout that he worried his first pro season in the United States would be wiped out.
Now that the players and owners are on the brink of signing a new collective bargaining agreement, Rubio can't wait to get going. The Spanish point guard showed up at Target Center on Wednesday for a light workout ahead of an anticipated...
Everything is going to be new for Ricky Rubio this year.
New team. New country. New teammates. New coach. New weather. New league.
And with the lockout claiming 16 games from the schedule and giving Minnesota and the other teams a truncated 66-game schedule to play through, it will be a very new schedule for Rubio and a lot of the players in the league. But for a foreign player...
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has already studied Minnesota's schedule for the upcoming 66-game season. The tech-savvy rookie has even input all the games on his iPad.So yes, Rubio has noticed the compact nature of this year's lockout-shortened slate that will force Minnesota and other teams to at times play games on back-to-back-to-back days, or at least...
On his first winter morning in Minnesota, Ricky Rubio could have taken one of the many skyways that connect his downtown hotel to Target Center to avoid the cold.
Instead, Rubio decided to walk the couple of blocks outdoors to take in all the sights, sounds, and goose bumps that his new home brings with it.
Excitement is building among Rubio’s new teammates in Minny, as they seem to enjoy the way he delivers the basketball to them. From the Star Tribune: “Just one single day spent playing with newly arrived Ricky Rubio and already his new Wolves teammates have caught something other than what instant believer Anthony Tolliver admiringly calls his ‘crazy’ passes. More than one...
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio arrived at the Target Center on Wednesday to begin his Timberwolves career.
After all the hype, Ricky Rubio showed up at Target Center this afternoon to begin his Wolves career.
Befitting a place he calls "MinneSNOWta" on Twitter and a season delayed, new Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio bypassed...
Ricky Rubio checked in at Target Center, hitting the gym in preparation for his first Timberwolves season.
MINNEAPOLIS As Timberwolves players slowly made their way back to Minneapolis this week to work out at Target Center, the NBA's No. 2 overall pick was still missing.
But Derrick Williams, who Minnesota drafted out of Arizona in June, was finally on the court Thursday, taking part in light workouts as well as a five-on-five scrimmage with his teammates.
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With Detroit committing to a youth movement in the second half of season Monroe started to produce like an elite...
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Ricky Rubio left Spain and is set to make his debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season.