Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
ESPN is in the midst of their third-annual #NBARank and for the next few weeks while they unveil all 500 players ranked, we'll be taking a look at where our Minnesota Timberwolves players land.
Ricky Rubio landed at #49 this season with an average score of 6.82. That's down two spots (#47) a season ago.
This season we may actually get to have a full season of Ricky Rubio. We have yet to see him hit his full potential. He was playing very well when he blew out his ACL his rookie season, then last year he had to sit out for half the year as he still recovered from ACL surgery. He didn't return until mid-December and really didn't look like the Ricky Rubio of old until the last couple months of the season.
Now, he's had a full offseason where he's been able to play and work on his game (not having to rehab an injury) and he'll have a healthy cast around him as well. It's going to be a lot easier for him, when he's assisting to Kevin Love, Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer and Nikola Peković as opposed to Luke Ridnour, Andrei Kirilenko and Derrick Williams.
I'm really looking forward to tracking Rubio's progression this season and I REALLY hope he stays healthy all year. If these first few preseason games have shown anything from Rubio, it really hasn't been a lot of playmaking, but instead, he's shown of that he DOES indeed have a 15-17-foot jumpshot as well as a wicked new pump fake.
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