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Timberwolves hire shooting coach to help Rubio

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.

NBA Rumors: Latest Details on Zoran Dragic, Ricky Rubio Contract and More

The new NBA season is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing—the rumor mill is coming out of its brief hibernation. Some teams are still on the hunt for upgrades as small as they may be. This mostly pertains to depthShow More Summary

Ricky Rubio needs to learn from Rajon Rondo to get paid

There are a lot of similarities between Ricky Rubio and Rajon Rondo, but if the former wants to earn an immediate payday from the Timberwolves, he needs to study what Rondo did to make himself a better player. Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly at loggerheads over the point guard's early extension demands. Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio contract extension talks filled with complexities

A unique skill set and the NBA environment is working against Ricky Rubio. The Minnesota Timberwolves most recently found themselves in the news as suitors for Phoenix Suns restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, but a more realistic and more pertinent conversation concerns their own point guard, Ricky Rubio. Show More Summary

Minnesota Timberwolves Optimistic About Re-Signing Ricky Rubio

Milt Newton, the general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves, says the team is in no rush to lock up point guard Ricky Rubio for the long-term. Negotiations with Rubio and […] The post Minnesota Timberwolves Optimistic About Re-Signing Ricky Rubio appeared first on SLAMonline.

Wolves GM optimistic, won't rush Rubio extension

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.

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Avoid Paying Ricky Rubio After Losing Kevin Love

They say it's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. By now, the Minnesota Timberwolves know a thing or two about Love and loss alike. But after being cornered into trading away their disaffected star forwardShow More Summary

Ricky Rubio on Contract Talks With Minnesota: ‘I’m Loyal’

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is still recovering from a pretty brutal offseason, one that saw him lose a cherished teammate in Kevin Love, suffer a crushing defeat of his native […] The post Ricky Rubio on Contract Talks With Minnesota: ‘I’m Loyal’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ricky Rubio Didn’t Try and Convince Kevin Love to Stay in Minnesota

No matter how close two teammates are, when one guy has a difficult decision to make, that teammate can’t do a whole lot. No matter what Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh wanted LeBron to do, he was going to go to Cleveland no matter what. Similarly, in Minnesota, Kevin Love wanted out so Ricky Rubio […]

USA Must Use Next 2 Games to Prepare for Matchup with Spain in World Cup Final

One game at a time. That's how Spain sees things anyway. "They [Team USA] are playing well, but we can't think about games that could come in the future," Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio recently explained to reporters. "We have to concentrate...Show More Summary

Spain vs Senegal: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014 Round of 16

After running roughshod through Group A at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, a fierce Spanish team led by Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Ricky Rubio is poised to do the host country proud as the knockout stages begin. Carrying a perfect 5-0 record...Show More Summary

Spain beats France 88-64 to go 4-0 at World Cup

Ricky Rubio's quick hands set the tone, and brothers Pau and Marc Gasol combined for 32 points as Spain beat France 88-64 to remain undefeated at the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday.

Meet Marcelinho Huertas, the X-Factor for Brazil's 2014 FIBA Team

Non-International Team: FC Barcelona Height/Weight: 6'3", 185 pounds Age: 31 years old Position: PG/SG NBA Comparison: Ricky Rubio with a shot One of the best European players in the world, Marcelinho Huertas is now set to make his name known to more than those who follow Brazilian basketball and the Spanish ACB. Show More Summary

Video: Best Ricky Rubio plays of 2013-14 season

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio played all 82 games last regular season, averaging 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Enjoy these video highlights of some of Rubio’s best plays:

Why Ricky Rubio Will Elevate Andrew Wiggins' Long-Term Ceiling

Andrew Wiggins' departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers, arguably the best team in the Eastern Conference, to one of the worst in the West would appear to put a damper on his development prospects. Playing around great players such as...Show More Summary

Biggest Challenges for Andrew Wiggins as Face of Minnesota Timberwolves

When Andrew Wiggins is officially traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, he'll essentially be handed the keys to the franchise. Yes, Ricky Rubio will still be the biggest name, and Flip Saunders will still exercise most...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Trade Gives Ricky Rubio Chance to Redefine NBA Career

Kevin Love hasn't officially escaped the Gopher State, but his move to Cleveland seems far enough along, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, that he could comfortably put down a security deposit on his next home. With nothing more...Show More Summary

Why Kevin Love's Best Role Is as a Superstar Sidekick

The history books will blame everyone but Kevin Love for the failures of the Minnesota Timberwolves. From Ricky Rubio's shooting woes to ill-fated draft picks like 2009's Jonny Flynn, there are plenty of directions in which to point fingers. Show More Summary

Why the Minnesota Timberwolves Should Give Ricky Rubio Near-Max Deal

After playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves for three years, 23-year-old point guard Ricky Rubio is looking for a contract extension. Rubio 's numbers may be modest, but he deserves a near-max deal. He has a career average of 10.1 points...Show More Summary

Why are the Phoenix Suns hoarding point guards?

The Phoenix Suns appear to be following the David Kahn model, circa 2009: Sign points guards now, deal with the specifics later. Just as Kahn inexplicably drafted point guards with back-to-back first-round picks — Ricky Rubio and Johnny Flynn (remember him?), while passing on Stephen Curry — the Suns continue to acquire point guards. The Suns traded […]

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