Ricky Rubio is back on the practice court with the rest of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
It's still going to be a while before he can join them in games, but just seeing their dynamic point guard inching closer to a return is one of the first health positives this injury-plagued team has seen this season. Rubio has started to do some light five-on-none work in practice for the Timberwolves, another encouraging sign in his long rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his left knee.
Kevin Love, who has yet to play this season because of a broken right hand, also joined in the instructional portions of practice on Sunday. It was a sign that help is on the way for a team that has played the last three games with just nine players, even if it doesn't come until next month.
''Just having them five-on-(none) gives you a sense that when you get them back we'll be pretty good,'' coach Rick Adelman said after practice. ''We can't wait for them. We have to go out there and play. But it gives us a s...