MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves rookies Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio each have just two NBA games under their belts, and the results have been mixed for both.
In Minnesota's season opener, a 104-100 loss to Oklahoma City, both Rubio and Williams were impressive. Rubio finished with just six points, but the 21-year-old point guard had zero turnovers and a team-high six assists including a fast-break pass that led to a Williams dunk and graced the highlight reels. Williams scored 13 and grabbed six rebounds in his NBA debut.
The following night against Milwaukee, both rookies struggled. Rubio had three of Minnesota's 25 turnovers to go along with four assists. Williams scored just three points and was called for a pair of offensive fouls.
"They're going to be inconsistent. We're inconsistent right now as a team," said Wolves coach Rick Adelman. "We've had two close games, but they're two rookies and they're going to have to figure out how they're going to succeed."
Rubio is in his ...