Found November 09, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
MINNEAPOLIS -- Six thousand miles from home and perhaps even farther yet from his first NBA game, Timberwolves...

Rubio hasn't talked to teammates

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.

Video: Ricky Rubio can’t get ahold of his new teammates. Literally

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...

KG and Pierce are helping Ricky Rubio

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...

Rubio Getting Schooled By Some Of NBA's Best

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...

Ricky Rubio Hasn’t Practiced with Teammates Because He Doesn’t Have Their Numbers

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 [...]

Kevin Garnett Sold Ricky Rubio on Minnesota

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...

Tolliver Believes Players Equally Split On Current Offer

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 helping sell Ricky Rubio on Minnesota

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…

Euroleague week four bullets: Aldemir debuts nicely, true Bogdanovic emerges

Five Euroleague games were played last night and things were interestingly shaken up a bit when the final buzzers sounded. Tonight’s slate looks even nicer, with Montepaschi Siena vs. FC Barcelona and possible instant classic Panathinaikos vs. CSKA Moscow. To get you up to date and ready – plus possibly take up a minutes of your time courtesy YouTube – BallinEurope has compiled...

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce playing pickup basketball with Ricky Rubio

If the NBA lockout did not exist, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett would be running lanes alongside Rajon Rondo, and Ricky Rubio would be tossing no-look alley-oops to Derrick Williams on a nightly basis. Instead, in this parallel universe defined by BRI splits and “the system,” Rubio has spent his extended offseason playing pickup basketball with Garnett and Pierce.Six thousand...
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