RICKY RUBIO NEWS

Teddy Bridgewater gets some twitter love from Ricky Rubio

It always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside when athletes from other sports show love for each other. During Teddy Bridgewater’s first start for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday it seemed like everybody was showering him with praise, but nobody who did it could possibly be cooler than international basketball sensation Ricky Rubio: Teddy is killing it. Let's go @Vikings #NFL...
Via cover32 - Vikings
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Young Wolves out to prove they're more than just high-flying athletes

MANKATO, Minn. -- Put your phone down. Wait till a commercial to take your eyes off the FOX Sports North broadcast. Don't hit the can at the Target Center till halftime. You're bound to miss something. It might be Ricky Rubio throwing a sky-high alley-oop to Andrew Wiggins like he did on the first scrimmage play at the Timberwolves' "Dunks After Dark" shindig...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

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Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day 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...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day 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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Rubio looking forward to playing with new teammates

MINNEAPOLIS -- Meet Ricky Rubio, the insomniac. After Spain's quarterfinal loss in the FIBA World Cup, the Timberwolves point guard couldn't sleep for two days. He's still hurting emotionally after a blown chance at upsetting the United States on the Spaniards' home soil. But Rubio didn't let the angst derail him for long. About 90 minutes after he landed back...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 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...
Via RealGM
3 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves hire shooting coach to help Rubio

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 the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Help on way for Rubio? Wolves hire Penberthy as shooting coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- As promised, the Timberwolves have their shooting coach. Deciphering the resume of Mike Penberthy -- announced Thursday as the team's new shooting coach -- requires some digging into the annals of college and professional basketball. But when it comes to shooting, the 39-year-old California native is qualified. Especially after working with point guard Ricky Rubio...
Via Fox Sports North
6 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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 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...
Via Lakerholicz.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves willing to extend Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves prepared to extend the contract of Ricky Rubio but are struggling to complete a deal. Reports say that the Wolves are willing to offer a four year deal worth $42 million but Rubio is taking his time. The two sides have till October 31st to come to agreement. If they don’t Rubio will become a restricted free agent after the season, something that is...
Via My Sports Rumors
7 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
7 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio needs to learn from Rajon Rondo to get paid

Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly at loggerheads over the point guard's early extension demands. Minnesota can lock in Rubio long-term before the end of October or let him become a restricted free agent in July 2015. This is not a unique situation -- few eligible youngsters have signed early extensions this summer -- but Rubio is a unique player, making...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 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'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves make max offer to Eric Bledsoe

TweetAccording to a report from ESPN, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made a max contract offer to Phoenix Suns restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe. Minnesota is hoping to work a sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix for the explosive guard. Bledsoe and the Suns have been at a standstill, with Bledsoe seeking a 4-year deal worth over $60 million. The Suns offered injury-prone Bledsoe a...
Via Los That Sports Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Optimistic About Extension For Ricky Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have discussed a contract extension and the team is optimistic about a deal. "I feel optimistic," Milt Newtons said. "Knowing Ricky the person, he wants to be here. Now we just have to deal with his agent. If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush. "There some things we agree...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a pre-training camp workout. The Wolves and Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves GM optimistic, won't rush Rubio extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says he is optimistic the team can sign point guard Ricky Rubio to a contract extension before the season begins, but he says the team doesn't feel in a rush to do so. Milton spoke to reporters on Thursday after some of the team's young players, including No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, participated...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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