Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/13/12
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves fans can breathe easy: Point guard Ricky Rubio will not be making his season debut on the road Friday in New Orleans. It seems that owner Glen Taylor's Wednesday statement that Saturday night's game against Dallas is the target still holds, though there's still no guarantee. Coach Rick Adelman said he isn't sure whether Rubio will be traveling to New Orleans with the team, and we won't know until they're on the plane later Thursday whether he has stayed behind. If Rubio does remain in Minneapolis, it'll be his first trip all season staying back, and he'd do so because of the greater ease of testing and evaluating his knee at home. Adelman said that if Rubio were to play Saturday, the decision likely wouldn't come until the morning. (Or, at least, it wouldn't be announced publicly until then.) The coach said he's still unsure on any minutes limitation -- one hasn't been discussed since Rubio was initially cleared -- or on how much the point guard might pl...
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