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Position
G
 
Jersey
9
Name  Ricky Rubio
Born  10/21/1990
Height  6-4
Weight  192
College  Spain National
12/25/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio was hoping to return around Christmas, but will not return until January.
Insight: Rubio has not begun to practice. Mo Williams and Zach LaVine will continue to be the point guards for Minnesota until at least January.
 
12/4/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves coach Flip Sainders confirmed to ESPN point guard Ricky Rubio will not return until January.
Insight: Rubio was hoping to play the day after Christmas, but that won't happen according to this latest report. Mo Williams and Zach LaVine will continue to be the point guards for Minnesota until at least January.
 
11/25/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (severe ankle sprain) is hoping to be back around Christmas week, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Mo Williams has played very well the past four games, averaging 13.3 ppg and 7.3 apg over that span and should be expected to continue to play at this level.
 
11/8/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will be out indefinitely due to a severe ankle sprain.
Insight: The estimated recovery time is 7-to-8 weeks, which hurts owners a ton. Surprisingly Zach LaVine is starting on Saturday, but we still like Mo Williams as a waiver pickup, as he should still see 25-30 minutes per game.
 
11/8/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: X-rays on Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's ankle were negative according to Bleacher Report.
Insight: That is good news but coach Flip Saunders said the point guard is still expected to miss a good amount of time. He looks like the injury Rubio suffered on Friday was a high ankle sprain. This usually keeps players out for multiple weeks, which means fire up Mo Williams in standard fantasy leagues.
 
11/7/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio left Friday's game against the Magic with an ankle injury.
Insight: Rubio rolled his ankle while driving the lane for a layup. It looked like it could be a serious ankle sprain, but there are no official reports just yet. He had to be helped to the locker room. UPDATE: The Timberwolves are calling Rubio's injury an ankle sprain, and the point guard needs an X-ray.
 
10/31/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Minnesota, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Insight: The deal is a $55 million extension, and it makes sense for the Timberwolves to lock up a popular player, after losing Kevin Love in the offseason.
 
10/31/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is averaging 11 shot attempts per game over the first two contests of 2014-15 and 11.5 ppg.
Insight: We like that his shot attempts are up from 8.2 last season and his career average of 8.8. At this current level and with his passing ability he starts to garner much more fantasy value.
 
10/18/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio needs to take a step forward during his fourth NBA season.
Insight: He just has not broken out like many people have expected him to do. Rubio averaged 9.5 points per game, 8.6 assists per game, 2.3 steals per game, and shot .381 from the field last season. While his assist and steal numbers are good, Rubio has a career-average of 2.9 turnovers per game, and along with a poor field goal percentage, his current ADP in the late fourth round, is a little high for our liking.
 
Hot4/8/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio had 23 points, seven assists and one steal Tuesday against the Spurs.
Insight: Rubio has helped the Wolves go 3-1 in their last four games despite numerous injuries by averaging 17 points, 9.5 assists and 2.3 steals.
 
4/5/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 10 assists and three steals for the shorthanded Timberwolves Saturday night at Orlando.
Insight: The Wolves started the game without Kevin Love, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic and lost Chase Budinger to an ankle sprain just one minute into the game, so Rubio had to attempt 18 shots. He has scored double-digit points in three straight games for the first time since Feb. 5-8.
 
4/2/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio suffered a sprained left ankle during Wednesday's game but returned in the fourth quarter.
Insight: He briefly went to the locker room but returned even though Minnesota was blowing out Memphis, so he must be fine.
 
Hot3/20/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio had a great night on Wednesday posting a triple-double against the Mavericks with 22 points, 10 boards, 15 assists, four steals and one block.
Insight: We'd like to see more of this from Rubio, who has the talent to score, but rarely uses it.
 
2/23/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds Saturday at Utah.
Insight: Rubio has increased his scoring to 13.4 ppg over his last seven games while averaging 9.3 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals in that span.
 
2/8/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio scored a career-high 25 points and had nine assists Saturday against Portland.
Insight: With Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin all sidelined, Rubio had to take a season-high 19 shots. He has averaged just 8.0 field-goal attempts per game in 51 games this season.
 
1/25/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) is expected to play Saturday, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Rubio suffered a sprained ankle Friday night. He's only scoring 8.6 ppg on 35.4 percent shooting this season but maintains his fantasy value with averages of 2.7 steals, 8.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and an .845 free-throw percentage.
 
1/25/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Wolves guard Ricky Rubio might miss Saturday's game with a sprained ankle. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Insight: He suffered the injury in last night's win over Golden State. J.J. Barea (8.6 ppg, 3.5 apg) would make for a nice spot start at point guard should Rubio be forced to sit out.
 
1/1/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio had a full statline with 14 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Insight: Rubio is only averaging 8.9 ppg on 35.3 percent shooting this season but he still has top-50 fantasy value due to his assists (8.3 apg), rebounds (4.7 rpg), steals (2.8 spg) and free-throw percentage (.854).
 
12/20/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio (illness) will try to play Friday against the Lakers, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
Insight: Rubio has shot just 7-of-32 (.219) over his last three games and 35.2 percent for the season. He's still worth owning in all leagues because he's putting up 7.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game, but he certainly has more value in non-percentage leagues. As for tonight, he has a good matchup with Los Angeles down to their fifth-string point guard.
 
12/20/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio is questionable for Friday's game due to an illness.
Insight: Rubio has shot just 7-of-32 (.219) over his last three games and 35.2 percent for the season. He's still worth owning in all leagues because he's putting up 7.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game, but he certainly has more value in non-percentage leagues.