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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio dished a beautiful bounce pass between his legs to teammate Andrei Kirilenko for a fast break basket during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Staples Center against the L.A. Clippers.
Unfortunately, Rubio's 9 points and 4 assists weren't enough to lead the Timberwolves to victory, as the Clippers won 96-90.
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Pau Gasol is more than on the record stating that he does not like his current role as a bench player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now his buddy Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming to his defense.
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Tweet Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has played in only 58 games in his young NBA career due to tearing his ACL last season. That still hasn’t stopped him from garnering a reputation as one of the best and most creative passers in the league. And one of the reasons he’s developed that reputation is [...]
As the Lakers prepare for their visit to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio spoke out on behalf of fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol.
"Gasol proved to the league he is one of the best," Rubio told reporters in Minneapolis. "He can pass. He can shoot. He can rebound. He can do a lot of things. I think if you use him in the right way...
Ricky Rubio is standing up for his fellow Spaniard Pau Gasol, saying he doesn't think it's fair that the Los Angeles Lakers are bringing Gasol off the bench this season.
Rubio spoke after practice on Thursday, one day before his Minnesota Timberwolves were scheduled to host the Lakers. Rubio says he speaks to Gasol and the other Spanish players in the NBA regularly throughout...
Image Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn | US PRESSWIREPau Gasol and Ricky Rubio are teammates on the Spanish National Basketball team. Leading up to the Lakers match-up with the Timberwolves tonight, Ricky Rubio was asked about Pau Gasol’s move to the bench, and issues between the Lakers big man and his coach and team. Rubio had some strong words for the Lakers:“It’s been the last two...
Sweet redemption. The last time the Lakers made an appearance at Target Center, Ricky Rubio blew out a knee. Of note during that game: Kevin Love was out. Of note during that game: The Lakers were at full health and the Wolves were one non-knee blow out away from sneaking away with the win. It came down to the final minute. Let that be the mindset for how this team SHOULD be playing...
Today Rubio was asked if Gasol was being treated fairly.
“I don’t’ think so,” Rubio said. “He proved in the league that he is one of the best. He can pass, he can shoot, he can rebound. He can do a lot of things. I think if you use him in the right way, he is a top player in this league. If they don’t want him, we are more than welcome to get him.”
At this Rubio laughed...
MINNEAPOLIS As Rick Adelman listed off the threats the Lakers will bring to the Target Center on Friday, he omitted one notable name.
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Ron well, he still calls him Ron, but he knows it's Metta World Peace now. Not a mention of Pau Gasol, the out-of-favor and now relegated to the bench big man who used to be one of the Lakers' most...
MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio got his wish: Pau Gasol has been reinserted into the Lakers' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, replacing Dwight Howard, who's out with the same right shoulder injury that has troubled him for much of the season.Just 24 hours after the Timberwolves point guard, who considers the Lakers big man a close friend, spoke out...