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...