Found December 18, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Albeit a preseason game, Ricky Rubio shined in his NBA debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. The much anticipated debut of the Spanish sensation left Minnesota Timberwolves fans gleaming with hope that the years of missing the playoffs may soon be a thing of the past. And a more prosperous future is on the horizon. While power forward, and 25 pounds lighter, Kevin Love led the stat sheet with 21 points and 15 rebounds. It was Rubio’s dazzling passes and fabulous execution of the point guard position that was the talk of the Timberwolves’ preseason opener. Critics of Rubio deemed his game wouldn’t translate to the NBA level. That his flashy passing and inability to shoot effectively would leave him as a career backup, at best. In the box score, Rubio didn’t definitively put the haters to rest. The 21-year old had six points, six rebounds, seven assists, and just one turnover in 24 minutes of action. But his poise, effectiveness running the offense, and his general ...
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