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MINNEAPOLIS -- With his downturned gaze and slight figure, Luke Ridnour's 6'2" frame is just average enough to render him normal.
He'd be hard to recognize on the street, where many NBA players draw stares for nothing more than their sheer size, and there aren't crowds of fans wearing Ridnour jerseys dotting the stands at the Target Center each night at least not yet.
But that's the atmosphere in which the Timberwolves guard has learned to thrive this year: beside the spotlight, rather than in it. In being forced to search for a role, Ridnour has found one, to more success than he's yet seen in Minnesota.
With the arrival of two point guards, rookie Ricky Rubio and veteran J.J. Barea, before the season, it may have seemed as if there was no place for Ridnour on the 2012 Timberwolves squad. But with the addition of Rubio to the starting lineup and Barea's injury, Ridnour has played his way into a new set of responsibilities, and he's having w...
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MINNEAPOLIS Almost a month into the season, I finally get it.I was sucked in. I succumbed.A Wednesday night game against a 3-11 Detroit team warrants a change of pace, and I found myself in the upper deck of the Target Center, looking for a new vantage point on a team, a game, a stadium. But during Wednesday night's 93-85 Timberwolves win, I almost forgot about the game. Instead...
MINNEAPOLIS - Ricky Rubio has arrived on these shores and in the past month has received the kind of...
Entering his first season as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rick Adelman figured he would have a former point guard shooting the ball extremely well for him from the shooting guard position.
Why wouldn’t he think that? The Timberwolves gave former Dallas Maverick undersized combo guard J.J. Barea a 4-year deal worth more than 19-million dollars during the condensed 2011...
Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour got credited with an assist on this play with Kevin Love, and Love points like it’s an assist… But was it really? Or was that a terrible, bail out shot that just happened to fall? You be the judge.
Ricky Rubio has adjusted to life in Minneapolis.
Amidst a 93-85 Minnesota Timberwolves victory over the Detroit Pistons, Ricky Rubio produced yet another for the YouTube annals. Just watch. (P.S. How can this guy not be considered the no. 1 candidate for NBA Rookie of the Year?)
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