Coming preseason games will help Wolves determine roster, rotations

MINNEAPOLIS -- According to Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves' training camp regimen wasn't limited to Mankato. "I think we've had kind of a second training camp here," the point guard said Thursday at the Target Center Lifetime Fitness practice facility. "Kind of the whole team, the whole week to practice. I think we're going the right way. We're paying...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Brewer prepared to take back seat to Wiggins in starting lineup

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Kevin Martin nursing a minor injury, Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer have been spending a lot of time on the same scrimmage team. Even during training camp, coach Flip Saunders paired the two on each wing with Ricky Rubio at the point. But Brewer doesn't see that arrangement lasting long. "I like playing with him," Brewer said of Wiggins, the No...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio, Wolves At Standstill On Extension Negotiations

Ricky Rubio is at a standstill in negotiations with the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding a contract extension. The Timberwolves were recently reported as offering Rubio a new deal in the neighborhood of four years and $48 million. Rubio has said he hopes to stay with the Timberwolves.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio The NBA’s Most Improved Player?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio The NBA’s Most Improved Player? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As I was writing my NBA Award picks and writing the Most Improved Player section, there was really just two names that I considered, Ricky Rubio and Kenneth Faried. However, I chose Rubio as Faried was already excellent, he just has to get more minutes from the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins For the Alley Oop

This season Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is gonna prove that one teams cast off is another teams future superstar and alley-oop toy. Watch former Cavs top draft pick Andrew Wiggins go up high to grab this Rubio pass for an emphatic finish. The post Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins For the Alley Oop appeared first on Hooped Up.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins nasty alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio against 76ers

As the Minnesota Timberwolves fans continue to believe in the aerial ability of Andrew Wiggins, he decided to show off that ability during tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. In the first quarter of play, Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was able to get out in transition and found Andrew Wiggins on the alley-oop pass for the nasty dunk: I’m pretty sure we are going...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Rumors: 'Best offer' to Ricky Rubio not close to max deal

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is nearing the end of his rookie contract and looking for an extension. According to sources, Minnesota front office personnel has offered him one. However, there seems to be a snag holding up the deal. A $37 million snag.  According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Rubio and the Timberwolves seem to be heading in opposite directions...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio rejects $48 million contract extension

Rubio has rejected a four-year deal in search of a five-year, max contract extension. According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Ricky Rubio has rejected a four-year, $48 million extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Deveney reports that Rubio is looking for a five-year, max contract from the team, which would end up being around the $85 million mark under next year...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves Best Offer For Rubio is 4-Years, $48 Million

Point guard Ricky Rubio has been in conflict with the front office about his contract extension. Rubio wants a five-year deal worth the max, but Minnesota isn’t willing to budge. The best offer Minnesota has for Rubio is 4-years, $48 million, according to league sources.  With all of the young talent Minnesota has assembled, they’re smart for not giving in. Flip Saunders doesn’t...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

SN Source: Wolves' best offer to Rubio in four-year, $48 million range

With Denver forward Kenneth Faried agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract well ahead of the October 31 deadline for fourth-year players, attention turns back to one of the most interesting players up for an extension — Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been after a five-year contract with the Timberwolves, and though he’d like that deal to be a max, there is...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ricky Rubio Files

This is an exciting time for the Timberwolves organization. Whether or not that excitement will translate to a high percentag of wins sooner, later or ever, still very much remains up in the air. Now that Kevin Love has been shipped out of town in exchang  for Young and the young talents, the Twolves roster looks vastly different. It’s so very unique to see a team trade a way...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins And Ricky Rubio Connect On The First Of Approximately 8,746 Alley-Oops

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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins skies for alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio at Dunks After Dark

As we near the start of the NBA preseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted a special event called “Dunks After Dark” in Mankato, Minnesota. During one of the scrimmages, Ricky Rubio showed off his passing ability by finding rookie Andrew Wiggins for a half-court alley-oop dunk seen in the below Vine: I think we’ll be seeing plenty of this Wiggins-Rubio connection in the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders and Rubio decline to dive into discussion on contract

Both Flip Saunders and Ricky Rubio deflected questions Monday about the status of Rubio’s possible contract extension with the Timberwolves. “He has a contract right now,” said Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach. “The future, as I’ve said about all rookies, they go through the process. Some get signed and some don’t. But I think it’s...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio focused on new-look Wolves, not contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota. ''It's this guy's team right here,'' Martin said, nodding at the fourth-year point guard. ''He makes everything go.'' During his first three seasons with the Timberwolves...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Minnesota approaching extension with Ricky Rubio

Just last week, the latest news on Ricky Rubio was that he and his agent were pursuing a max deal extension to stay in Minnesota.  The Timberwolves' front office, on the other hand, seemed content to let the season play out rather than make such a large financial commitment to their star point guard.  Whether it was a change of heart, or merely a case of subterfuge, the Wolves...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves willing to wait on contract extension for Rubio if he won’t accept 4-year deal

Contract talks that could make Ricky Rubio the second-highest-paid Timberwolves player will take place in person this week, and both the 23-year-old point guard and the Wolves seem ready to make a deal. Rubio and Wolves owner Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each expressing hope a contract extension can get done soon. Rubio is to be paid $5.08 million...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio, Wolves Continuing Extension Talks On Possible $11M Annually

Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves will have contract talks in person this week that could make him the second-highest paid player on the team. Both sides appear willing to make a deal. Rubio and Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each expressing hope a contract extension can get done soon. A new deal, expected to be for four seasons, could be worth...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves hire former Lakers player as shooting coach for Ricky Rubio

Now that Kevin Love has been traded to the Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio effectively takes over as the face of the Timberwolves franchise. Not that he’s necessarily ready for that responsibility, or even deserving of it from a pure statistical perspective. But as the team’s starting point guard, he runs the show to a certain extent, and now in his fourth season, he should be capable...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves hire shooting coach, focused on helping Rubio improve

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Mike Penberthy as a full-time shooting coach to help Ricky Rubio and the rest of the team with their shooting during the season. The Timberwolves announced the hire on Thursday, along with Jason Hervey as a scout and the promotion of Derek Pierce to advance scout. Penberthy played briefly for the Los Angeles Lakers around...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: What’s He Really Worth?

Examining just how much Ricky Rubio is worth as the point guard begins extension talks with Minnesota. It seems like just yesterday the legend of Ricky Rubio began making its rounds amongst the basketball world. The average fan had yet to really watch and observe him play, and had only heard the tale of this young 16-year-old Spaniard who was being labeled as the next Steve Nash...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Ricky Rubio’s agent eyeing Los Angeles?

Seeing as this one’s just about coming to an end, there’s still a lot of time to go before next summer, though it seems that Ricky Rubio’s agent is already eyeing the Los Angeles Lakers as a potential landing spot for his client in 2015. According to Darren Wolfson from 1500ESPN.com, Rubio’s agent is intrigued by the cap space that the Lakers and New York Knicks will have...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves willing to extend Ricky Rubio for 4 years, $42 million

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to pay Ricky Rubio $42 million for four years, but his agents want the max and believe he can get more than what the Wolves are offering on the open market, per 1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson. CBSSports.com's Zach Harper covered the Rubio dilemma in detail and a report earlier this week indicated that the two sides were "a good distance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: What to do with Ricky Rubio?

Thanks to Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves have garnered a lot of attention around the league this offseason.  Their blockbuster trade with Cleveland that sent Love to the Cavs and brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota overhauled the Timberwolves' roster and ushered in a new post-Love era where they will be rebuilding.  The next big decision...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves, Ricky Rubio 'a good distance apart' on extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have until Oct. 31 to negotiate a contract extension, and the two sides are "a good distance apart," according to the St. Paul Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Wolves general manager Milt Newton told reporters Thursday that "we're not necessarily in a rush" to get something done, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press'...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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