Found November 07, 2011 on
Glen Taylor is counted among the hardline owners.
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RICKY DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER
Due to the lockout, the enigmatic Spanish point guard hasn't had much contact with the Timberwolves organization, or more specifically, his teammates. The reason? He doesn't have their phone numbers.
To say Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio has some high expectations would be an understatement. The much-heralded rookie will be under the microscope of fans, and players to see if this 2009 top-10 lottery pick will live up to the hype.
And if Rubio does make a splash, then he sure is going to be giving thanks to some heavy-hitters in the NBA -- Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett...
For someone like Ricky Rubio who is looking to adjust to life in the NBA, the lockout is probably particularly annoying. Every player in the league has to find ways to keep themselves occupied and some even have to figure out how to manage their funds, but for a rookie who is new to America [...]
Anthony Tolliver, player rep for the Timberwolves, is in New York for a meeting with the union and is unsure where he stands on the NBA's current offer.
Kevin Garnett still loves Minnesota. He loves it so much that's he's actually helping the Timberwolves by working out with what they hope is their franchise point guard.
Six thousand miles from home and perhaps even farther yet from his first NBA game, Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has prepped in Los Angeles for his new life and new league by scrimmaging with Kevin...
Tossing around opinion regarding the relative NBA prospects of young Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has been in long supply ever since the Spanish point man impressed on a national stage in the 2010 FIBA World Championships. It took Rubio two years to actually sign with the Wolves following his selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, and that time away from Minnesota immediately...
With the NBA still under lockout mode, it appears that many players are turning to guest spots in commercial for a couple extra bucks.Minnesota's Martell Webster recently appeared in this advertisement for Above The Rim and to be honestly, it's pretty bombastic:(Courtesy of I Am A GM)
The whole situation is just messed up. Depending on who you listen to, the players are slowly losing their strength. There were the questions about Derek Fisher‘s loyalty, and now reports that many big-name players participated in the decertification calls this week. On the other side, the owners’ offers keep getting worse and worse. You [...]
His move to L.A. last month and to the NBA hopefully sometime soon is the change the former Spanish sensation needed
Having spent his entire life in a much warmer climate, Ricky Rubio says he’ll adjust to the cold and snow in Minny, and having heard nothing but good things about the town and its fans from Kevin Garnett, Rubio says he’s excited to begin his career as a Timberwolf. From the Star Tribune: “The Wolves point guard is spending the lockout training twice a day and playing high...
Right now, Ricky Rubio is a fixture in high-level pickup games with other locked out NBA players in Los Angeles. He turned down the chance to play in Barcelona during the lockout, instead staying in the United States trying to get used to the NBA style game. The cultural adjustment from Barcelona to Los Angeles…