There's not a single person in the world who could have predicted Ricky Rubio's first assist.
With is NBA career less than five minutes old, Ricky brought the ball up on the break against the Oklahoma City Thunder and spotted.... J.J. Barea. Barea was filling the lane on the left, and Ricky dropped a simple bounce pass to him for the layup. That opened up a four assist in four minute barrage that left jaws dropped. The absolute best of the bunch was an NBA 2K glitch of a pass that spun through two defenders and into Anthony Randolph's hands for an easy lay in.
There were a lot of eyes on this game. The Target Center, which is not exactly known for its long lines at concession stands, was packed. NBA types all over had tuned in. They all wanted to see if this kid's saga was worth the wait.
The early answer is a resounding yes.
Of course, this was only one game. There are 65 left, in all likelihood, in the Timberwolves season. Ricky will have ample opportunity to stumble, h...