Did this 50-loss team give others a blueprint to beat the Warriors?

One of the Golden State Warriors’ most-surprising losses of an otherwise historical regular season came against a Minnesota Timberwolves squad that would eventually end the year with 53 defeats. It was the last of Golden State’s nine regular season losses. It came in overtime against Minnesota. It came at home, just the team’s second loss in front of its boisterous crowd in...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio left off of All-NBA Defensive Teams

In a mild surprise, Timberwolves’ point guard Ricky Rubio was not included on the NBA’s All-NBA First or Second Defensive teams. For whatever reason, Rubio continues to carry the stereotype of a below-average defensive point guard among some casual fans and media members, although things seemed to be shifting a bit this season. There were a […] Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio...
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20 hours ago

Condolences on the Passing of Ricky Rubio's Mother

Tona Vives, 56 year old mother of Ricky Rubio, died today. Our condolences to the entire Rubio family. In terrible news, Tona Vives, the mother of Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio, passed away today at the age of 56. She had been battling illness for a long period. People who met her had nothing but wonderful things to say: She was such a wonderful woman. She will be missed...
Via Canis Hoopus
1 day ago

Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that T-Wolves GM Milt Newton recently informed he was “almost traded” but the offers were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rubio, LaVine And The Wolves' Newfound Space

Through the first month of the season, Ricky Rubio led the Timberwolves to a 7-4 record. When he missed six games during November, the T-Wolves struggled with a 1-5 record. Much of these struggles have to do with Rubio's replacement, the uber-athletic wing (yes, wing) Zach LaVine. LaVine is a lengthy defender, a good shooter, a solid ball handler, and can fly up and down the court...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio dunked a basketball and shocked the world (VIDEO)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio decided to show off during warmups on Monday night. With the team preparing to take on the defending champion Golden State Warriors, Rubio took a simple shooting drill to the next level. His teammates were taking jumpers, but Rubio elected to show off in front of the home crowd and slammed the ball home. Ricky dunking!!! pic.twitter.com/PJ7FcIYHer...
Via The Sports Daily
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The implications of a Kevin Martin buyout

Recent reports have stated that Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin is in negotiations with the Timberwolves to secure a buyout on his contract and become a free agent. In order for Martin to be eligible to play in the postseason with the new team that signs him, he must be released by midnight on Tuesday. Martin, who has averaged 18.0 points per game in his career...
Via isportsweb.com
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio ‘readily available’ ahead of NBA trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves might be ready to let Ricky Rubio go. Rubio has been one of the hottest names at the NBA trade deadline this year, though there hadn’t been much in the way of admission from those around the organization that they want to deal the star point guard. Until now, potentially. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Timberwolves have Rubio...
Via The Sports Daily
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

T'Wolves getting calls about Rubio ahead of trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves next step to the NBA trade deadline batter’s box and must take a swing at rumblings surrounding star point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been the subject of rampant rumors since the start of training camp, though the organization hasn’t been willing to bite on any sort of offering. With the deadline approaching on Feb. 18, though, it seemed only a matter...
Via The Sports Daily
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

T'Wolves GM: We’re not talking about trading Ricky Rubio

Heading into his fifth NBA season, Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio is caught in a bit of a basketball limbo for the Timberwolves. He’s too old to be considered a true member of the Wolves raw, young core (though with Rubio being just 24, that’s more a testament to the absurd pool of fresh talent on the team than anything). But he’s not old enough to be considered a veteran...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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