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Ricky Rubio says he never talked to Kevin Love about staying in Minnesota

With NBA training camps just around the corner, many teams will be looking for new players to emerge to help their team. One team who will need players to step up is the Minnesota Timberwolves after trading all-star forward Kevin Love. That means the team will need more from point guard Ricky Rubio in the scoring department. Rubio has been very quiet about Love being trading and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio never talked to Kevin Love about staying with Timberwolves

As the hours lurched to the gold-medal game on Sunday night, Ricky Rubio still wondered whether he could bring himself to a television for United States-Serbia. For weeks, there had been a sure, steady beat of anticipation of Spain reaching these World Cup of Basketball Finals, only to witness that opportunity obliterated. Spain had its forever team, and somehow let itself lose to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio 'Loyal' To Wolves As Sides Discuss Extension

Ricky Rubio's agent and the Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed a contract extension for the point guard and talks will continue until the Oct. 31 deadline. "I'm loyal," Rubio said. "I want to give them back what they gave me there: a lot of love." Rubio would become a restricted free agent if the two sides cannot reach a new deal. Flip Saunders must...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aw, shoot! Rubio's offense lacking during World Cup

A sampling of Spain's finest basketball players at home on a world stage renders it easy to see where Ricky Rubio gets it. The good, the bad and the ceiling-determining. Spain's run at the FIBA World Cup ended Wednesday in Madrid far earlier than the host nation -- and its rabid fans -- had hoped with a quarterfinal loss to France. But throughout the two-week world championship...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Timberwolves playing well in international play

The Minnesota Timberwolves only have three players in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but so far Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng and (J.J) Jose Barea have looked great. The tournament, held in Spain this year, is a mix of NBA players and the top international players so while the competition isn’t as fierce as it is in the NBA, there still are a lot of international teams  with a good...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol finishes Ricky Rubio alleyoop against Senegal in FIBA World Cup 2014

Could this be a good sign? Pau Gasol has been running all around the place during the FIBA World Cup and he’s doing it again against Senegal. In this play, he finishes an alleyoop pass from that adorable Wolves guard Ricky Rubio: If he plays like this for the Chicago Bulls, that team could be pretty dangerous. And the Lakers fans would probably yell something like, “Why didn’t...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio dribbles between Raduljica’s legs in 2014 FIBA World Cup

We’re reminded why we were so excited when Ricky Rubio went over to the NBA. It’s because of plays like this. Look how Rubio starts the break: Le petit pont de Ricky Rubio sur Miroslav… by BasketInfos I can barely dribble between my legs and Rubio dribbles between someone else‘s legs. This guy truly is a wizard. *** *Rubio image courtesy of Getty Images. Video from Dailymotion.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky Rubio Deserve A Max Contract?

According to this report, Ricky Rubio declined a contract extension offer worth $43 million over four years from the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Rubio and his agent, Dan Fegan (also represents John Wall and Chandler Parsons, two players who recently got paid) are after the five-year max deal. Should the Wolves pay Rubio the […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky...
Via NBA Draft Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Are The Timberwolves Better With No Kevin Love?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Are The Timberwolves Better With No Kevin Love? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Kevin Love is the best big man in the NBA on offense and one of the 5 best players in the NBA; there is no denying the incredible talents of Love, who is also one of the league’s best rebounders. With the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Love for Andrew Wiggins...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden’s Defense is Also Terrible in NBA 2K15 (Video)

Not sure if 2K Games did this on purpose or not, but it is hilarious. In a trailer for the game, James Harden can be seen guarding Ricky Rubio. During the sequence, Rubio goes for a crossover and Harden… watches him go by and straight into the lane. Talk about art imitating life, 2K basically nailed it. Check out the clip below from Vine user Steve Noah.
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Plays of the 2013-2014 Season: Ricky Rubio

Restocked with young high flyers like Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. If you thought Ricky Rubio was a passing machine before. Just wait till the chemistry of this young TWolves squad kicks in with him at the point. Even without them the young Spaniard averaged 8.6 assist per game and a few of them even made his 2013- 2014 Top 10 highlight reel. Check it out. The post Top 10 Plays...
Via Hooped Up
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love says Timberwolves owner should focus on his own team

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love responded Wednesday morning to comments made by Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who said Tuesday that the All-Star forward will end up being the scapegoat if the new-look Cavs struggle. “I think emotions are definitely running high right now,” Love told ESPN Radio’s ‘Mike & Mike.’ “For Glen to say that, I just think...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Top Ten best plays from the 2013-14 NBA season

As the Minnesota Timberwolves will have an interesting new roster next season of Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, and Anthony Bennett, the one major mainstay from last year’s squad is guard Ricky Rubio. In case you happened to miss any of Rubio’s amazing moves and assists from the previous season, the below video just might be the thing you are looking for. Check out Rubio’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio is hunting for the max

Ricky Rubio should be feeling pretty excited right now with the athletes coming onto what we can essentially call his team. The Spanish wunderkind too his sweet time getting to the United States, lighting up YouTube with great ball-handling and impressive passes. Teamed up with Kevin Love, he helped make plenty of highlights but not any Playoff appearances. In fact, you could call...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka slams alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio during Spain-Argentina

As we near the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Spain took on Argentina in a friendly match today. In the fourth quarter of play, Spain flashed some fancy passing as Ricky Rubio was able to find teammate Serge Ibaka on a nice alley-oop pass for a nasty slam dunk. Check out the play in the below Vine video from Pasion_Basket: Rubio to Ibaka, everybody! *** Ibaka image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
23 days ago  |  Discuss

T’Wolves to Hire Shooting Coach for Ricky Rubio

A Ricky Rubio with a legitimate jump shot is very dangerous player in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves obviously realize this and are taking steps to speed up the process on the improvement of Rubio’s shooting numbers. Flip also said team will hire a shooting coach for this season. Rubio, Budinger & others have been working w/ one based on LA — Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda...
Via BlackSportsOnline
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will keep Anthony Bennett

According to reports, Anthony Bennett is likely to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. The 2013 No. 1 overall pick was rumored to be heading to the Philadelphia 76ers and Thaddeus Young would be dealt to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves. From Timberwolves reporter Jerry Zgoda and the Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio's kept offseason busy amid contract talks, Love reports

International flights. Contract negotiations. Adidas spots. Friendly wagers with teammates. The departure of a friend and valuable teammate. The typical NBA offseason isn't always the months of low-key rest and relaxation it could be made out to be. And Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's "break" between 2013-14 and '14-15 has been busier than most. Anticipating...
Via Fox Sports North
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Re-Sign Ricky Rubio This Offseason

Minnesota Timberwolves: Re-Sign Ricky Rubio This Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves are about to trade Kevin Love and their face of the franchise will become Andrew Wiggins, but Rubio is still a big part of this franchise and should be for as long as they can keep him. He is a restricted free agent next offseason, but like Kyrie...
Via HoopStuff
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Time for Ricky Rubio to ascend to stardom

As I am sure all of you know, Kevin Love will be leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves via trade later this month, which means the Timberwolves need a new person to be the star of the team. I believe that it is time for Ricky Rubio to step up and truly become that franchise player. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge Rubio fan, he is actually my favorite player to watch on the Timberwolves...
Via isportsweb.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With contract extension due, worth of Rubio up for debate

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio has watched from afar this season as a pivotal offseason for the franchise that drafted him painstakingly unfolds. Earlier this summer, he bounced around Brazil at the FIFA World Cup. Held a camp in his home country. A week-and-a-half ago, he bested his younger sister, Laia -- a sensational Spanish basketball player in her own right -- and mother, Tona...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mo Williams agrees to one-year deal with Timberwolves

Free agent Mo Williams has agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014 Happy to announce a big congrats to our guy @mowilliams on joining the @MNTimberwolves...
Via Sports-Glory
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio wants five-year, max contract from Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been very busy this offseason, and are not even close to done with it yet. They are still expected to trade superstar power forward Kevin Love at some point in the near future, and now they have decisions to make regarding their starting point guard. According to a report from Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com, Ricky Rubio wants a five-year, max contract...
Via Sports-Glory
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio seeking max contract from T'Wolves

Despite lack of success and some inconsistent production, point guard Ricky Rubio wants a max contract extension from the Timberwolves. Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News and ESPN1500 reports that Rubio and his agent are seeking a five-year max extension deal. Yes. Fegan aiming for 5-yr max. RT @BrianGaranich: @DarrenWolfson With all this Love trade […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio Seeking Max 5-Year Extension

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard seems like one of the few stars that is content playing in a smaller market. Unlike teammate Kevin Love, Rubio likes the idea of staying in the Twin Cities long term, but wants the max 5-year contract. Rubio and his agent have had talks with Timberwolves’ general manager Flip Saunders about a long term deal for the 23-year-old Spanish point guard...
Via Standing O Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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