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Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman says guard Ricky Rubio worked out in Minnesota on Friday and is ''very close'' to returning from torn left knee ligaments that have sidelined him since March.
Adelman says Rubio might be ready on Saturday night in Dallas. He says team officials will discuss Rubio's return before Saturday's game.
The coach says medical staff monitoring Rubio haven't reported any problems with his rehabilitation, which the coach describes as ''very consistent.''
Adelman says the next step is ''to get him in games and see how he reacts'' and also notes that if Rubio plays, the Timberwolves won't be able to predict how many minutes they can give him at first.
Rubio averaged 10.6 points and 8.2 assists as a rookie last season.
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With the team decimated by injuries, rehabbing Timberwolves stars Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love returning to the practice court on Sunday is a positive sign.
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According to Jason Quick of The Oregonian, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy will get surgery on his right knee. With the surgery in place, he will not be able to play against his former team in Portland.
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Nikola Pekovic felt a little pain in his injured ankle.
Brandon Roy will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week.
"This here's the victory lap..."
MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman is smiling.
Well, Rick Adelman was smiling at one precise moment, as a camera flashed and captured it forever. And the Minnesota Timberwolves took that smile and they magnified it. They dramatized it and stuck it on the wall of the windowless tunnel outside the team's locker room, at the beginning of a line of portraits of each and every player.