RICKY RUBIO NEWS

Saunders defends Rubio's desire, work ethic amid ongoing injury rehab

MINNEAPOLIS -- Turns out the injury that's kept Ricky Rubio out the past 10 weeks is more severe than the Timberwolves were letting on. Coming to Rubio's defense ahead of Wednesday night's home game against Dallas, Flip Saunders divulged the point guard's ailment is "even worse than a high-ankle sprain" -- the terminology used to characterize the injury Rubio suffered Nov. 7 at Orlando...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves near long-awaited return of ailing starters

MINNEAPOLIS -- Reinforcements are coming. That's been a constant reminder around the Timberwolves locker room since early on this season. It's served as a motivating factor for guys who otherwise wouldn't be playing as much. At times, coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders contends, it's been a cause for passivity -- a waiting game while Minnesota's three missing...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: 6 Positives In A Negative Season

(Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America) Minnesota Timberwolves: Positives In A Negative Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. When the Minnesota Timberwolves traded franchise player Kevin Love, they weren’t expected to be a winning team this season, but they weren’t expected to be this pathetic. They have lost 11 straight games and are just 5-30...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Rubio familiar with injury frustration, won't put timetable on return

A glimpse of brilliance, an awkward turn of the lower extremities, a long and arduous recovery. Twice, Ricky Rubio has exhibited the makings of the Timberwolves' cornerstone point guard for years to come. And twice, he's come crashing down on his left leg, altering his course sideways. The 24-year-old Spaniard's current ankle sprain that has him out indefinitely pales in comparison...
Via Fox Sports North
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Expected Back In Mid-January

The Minnesota Timberwolves expect Ricky Rubio to return from his severe ankle injury in mid-January, according to a source. Rubio has missed 24 games with a severely sprained left ankle he suffered on Nov. 7 at Orlando. Rubio, who averaged 9.4 points, 10 assists and 5.6 rebounds in five games this season, could participate in contract drills next week. "I am trying to do my best...
Via RealGM
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio May Return In 2-3 Weeks

Yahoo! Sports reports that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio may return in the next two to three weeks. Rubio has missed the last 24 games with a sprained left ankle. The Minnesota point guard took part in three-quarter speed running exercises and shooting drills on Saturday prior to the Timberwolves road game against the Golden State Warriors. If an upcoming MRI show...
Via Basketball Bicker
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ricky Rubio was back at practice taking shots without walking boot or crutches

At 5-21, the season might already be over for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Needless to say, it's been a disappointing year for the Minnesota faithful. One of the most frustrating events so far this year has been the injury to former first-round pick, Ricky Rubio. However, according to the Timberwolves' Public Relations twitter, the Spaniard...
Via NBA Injury News
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubio in good spirits as he awaits return, but injury came at 'tough time'

MINNEAPOLIS -- A fully healthy, graphically rendered version of Ricky Rubio slashed his way in and out of the lane, befuddling defenders en route to a career-high 40 points. Then Rubio paused NBA 2K15 and set his controller down. Looked at the heavy walking boot encasing his left foot and lower leg. Back to reality. Since sustaining a nasty left-ankle sprain that has him sidelined...
Via Fox Sports North
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubio unsure when he'll be back from ankle sprain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Almost two weeks after he severely sprained his right ankle, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he remains uncertain when he will return to the court. Rubio spoke to reporters on Thursday for the first time since he was injured in a game against Orlando on Nov. 7. The Timberwolves are waiting for the swelling to fully subside before they can do...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves pull selves up by bootstraps, kick Knicks around

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio sat behind the bench with a walking boot on his left foot, at one point elevating it on the back of Nikola Pekovic's chair. Pekovic himself sat glumly, a splint encasing his right hand and lower forearm. Thaddeus Young wasn't around at all, but 15,304 fans tried to be with him in a moment of silence for his recently deceased mother. At that point, Kevin...
Via Fox Sports North
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Future as Bright as We Think? Discussing Current Concerns

Many have covered the embarrassing pair of defeats from this past weekend, capping off a horrific road trip that quite possibly could not have gone any worse for a multitude of reasons. After a 2-2 start that rose expectations to unhealthy levels, the following transpired: Ricky Rubio injured his foot and is out, potentially, until Christmas, the team spent its longest time away...
Via TWolves Blog
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Out, Zach LaVine In

It has been 11 days since The Minnesota Timberwolves beloved point guard, Ricky Rubio, left the game against Orlando with a rolled a ankle. Toward the beginning of the season Flip Saunders referred to this season as “developmental,” and those words have become the epitome of the Timberwolves. Reports from the Timberwolves camp say that Rubio was still on crutches during Monday’s...
Via Bloguin Best
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Out, Zach LaVine In

It has been 11 days since The Minnesota Timberwolves beloved point guard, Ricky Rubio, left the game against Orlando with a rolled a ankle. Toward the beginning of the season Flip Saunders referred to this season as “developmental,” and those words have become the epitome of the Timberwolves. Reports from the Timberwolves camp say that Rubio was still on crutches during Monday’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wrapping up an abysmal week for the team

This past road trip was very bad for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Technically, this road trip was broken up by a home game, but that game was held in Mexico, so really the Timberwolves have had six straight away games, and only managed to pull away one win from their long road trip. The worst part of this road trip was definitely this week, as the Timberwolves went 0-3, losing by...
Via isportsweb.com
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

With Rubio out, Wolves now point to LaVine

In one of sport's many microcosms of the human experience, reality often infiltrates and devours the comfort that comes with a set plan. The Timberwolves' intent was to bring along rookie Zach LaVine slowly, gradually, with a combination of Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin and Mo Williams comprising the bulk of the backcourt rotation. But reality -- in this case, the Amway Center hardwood...
Via Fox Sports North
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Even without Rubio, globally diverse Wolves have appeal in Mexico

When J.J. Barea and Ricky Rubio arrived at Mexico City Arena ahead of last December's planned NBA Global Games matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, they were greeted by a throng of fellow Spanish-speaking, basketball-loving aficionados in los Estados Unidos Mexicanos' capital city. An offseason roster overhaul and a nasty injury, respectively, mean neither of them will be present...
Via Fox Sports North
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Home games in Mexico make no sense

Tonight, the Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled for the second straight year to play one of their home games in Mexico City. This game will be against one of the top teams of the Western Conference, as it is against the Houston Rockets. Don’t get me wrong, I understand and support the NBA trying to expand its global presence, but to have the Timberwolves be the host for a game...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ricky Rubio is 'out' indefinitely with a bad ankle sprain

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to 2-4 on the season following a 102-92 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday. The Timberwolves were lead by Nikola Pekovic who had 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Timberwolves were without guard Ricky Rubio, who is out indefinitely with a bad ankle sprain. Zach LaVine started for Rubio and have five points, six rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes...
Via NBA Injury News
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio suffered 'significant' ankle sprain

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without Ricky Rubio for 7-8 weeks after he severely sprained his ankle. While Timberwolves announced G Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely with a significantly sprained left ankle, I'm told he could miss 7-8 weeks. — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) November 8, 2014   Rubio is averaging 9 points, 10 assist and 5 rebounds per game on the season.
Via Thacover2
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Out Indefinitely With Sprained Ankle

With all the injuries happening around the league, such as the big blows to the Oklahoma City Thunder, you can add the Minnesota Timberwolves to the roster. During the second quarter in the game away against the Orlando Magic, Rubio suffers an ankle sprain while driving to the basket. With Rubio being one of the four players to reach the 50 assists mark, it was obvious on what impression...
Via Basketball Bicker
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio's X-Rays On Ankle Negative, Could Miss Few Weeks

Ricky Rubio rolled his left ankle on a drive to the back in the second quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves' loss on Friday to the Orlando Magic. X-rays taken immediately showed no fracture, but Rubio made his way back to the locker room at halftime on crutches with his ankle wrapped. Flip Saunders referred to Rubio’s ankle by saying he “popped it pretty good,” adding “it...
Via RealGM
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ricky Rubio leaves game with sprained ankle, to be evaluate Saturday

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Orlando Magic on Friday by the score of 112-103. The loss dropped the Timberwolves to 2-3 on the season, second in the Northwest Division. There was a scary moment in the second quarter, when starting point guard Ricky Rubio left the game with a sprained ankle. He had four points, six assists and three rebounds in 13 minutes at the time of...
Via NBA Injury News
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans, Lakers highlight cheapest and priciest games of the month

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost Kevin Love via trade this past summer, but that shouldn’t take any of their value away in the eyes of fans. Instead, fans should get to see their team at a discount, while watching some exciting talent develop along the way. Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic are already in place to help Minnesota stay competitive, while the future resides in Andrew...
Via TWolves Blog
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Road Reaction: Magic 112, Timberwolves 103 (OT)

A road defeat against one of the lowliest teams in the inferior Eastern Conference will be tough to stomach as Minnesota continues its season-long, six-game away swing. But even more may have been lost Friday night at Orlando's Amway Center. Ricky Rubio's injury late in the second quarter low-lighted a night in which the Timberwolves (2-3) had every chance to close out the Magic...
Via Fox Sports North
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves PG Rubio leaves game vs. Magic with sprained ankle

  Ricky Rubio has left the Minnesota Timberwolves' game at Orlando with a sprained left ankle. The 24-year-old Rubio was helped off the floor and taken to the locker room for X-rays after landing awkwardly with 2:28 remaining in the second quarter. The point guard had drawn a foul on a drive to the basket. The Timberwolves said at halftime that Rubio would not return to Friday's...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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