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Flip Saunders expects Ricky Rubio to become more efficient as a scorer.
"In order for him to get to the next level, that's what he's going to have to improve on," Saunders said. "And he will improve on it. He will really work at it."Rubio shot just 36 percent from the floor last season, including 29.3 percent from downtown.
"He's kind of in between a set shot and a jump shot a lot of times," Saunders said. "That happens a lot when you're younger and coming up."Adding a jumper could open up a lot of things for Rubio.
"That's his next step in the evolution of the point guard position," Saunders said. "Being a bigger scoring threat, being able to knock down shots, which will make the game much easier for him."
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Coming off a nasty ACL injury and working with a maligned roster of role players torn from their comfort zones, Ricky Rubio concocted an almost unthinkably effective 2012-13 campaign.
His 2.4 steals per game tied Chris Paul for first in the NBA. His 7.3 assists per game tied LeBron James for 10th -- uncanny, considering Minnesota's top three scoring threats (Kevin...
Ricky Rubio is the consummate floor general. He can pass, see the play before it happens, and he’s becoming a pretty good leader.
Rubio though is not that polished of a shooter or scorer. He shot 34% from midrange, and barely over 40% from within eight feet.
The T’Wolves and Flip Saunders love their floor general, but according to Fox Sports, would like “Rubio to become...
Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea will return to the Twin Cities this fall a little more decorated.
The veteran backup point man led host Puerto Rico to the Tuto Marchand Continental Cupchampionship last week, scoring 18.3 points per game and earning co-tournament MVP accolades. His team went undefeated in a four-game, round robin showcase and now turns its attention toward the FIBA...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to pay $44.3 million of a $100 million renovation of Target Center. The City of Minneapolis will pay $50 million, while AEG is still negotiating the remaining $5.7 million.
The Wolves hope a deal will be approved next month formally by the City Council.
The Wolves are the primary tenant of Target Center.
FOX Sports Northand theMinnesota Timberwolvestoday announced a 75-game telecast schedule for the 2013-14 regular season the most games ever televised by the network. For the first time, FOX Sports North will serve as the exclusive television home for the Minnesota Timberwolves, broadcasting nearly every game that is not scheduled for national network TV.
FOX Sports North will also...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to hire Milt Newton as general manager.
Newton was a longtime member of the Washington Wizards' front office and long thought of as quality GM candidate.
Newton will report to Flip Saunders.
Washington Wizards Vice President of player personnel Milt Newton will join the Timberwolves as the team's general manager according to a team source. Newton will be heavily involved in pro scouting.
The Wolves also plan on elevating Rob Babcock to a vice president of personnel position.
Both men have a prior history with Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders...