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Photo: Wolves guard Ricky Rubio, pregame photo of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shooting around before Sunday’s Wolves at New York Knicks game:

Is Ricky Rubio-Kevin Love Enough to Finally Make Minnesota Timberwolves Legit?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are all the justification hoops fans need to pony up for an NBA League Pass subscription. Between Ricky Rubio 's delicious dimes and Kevin Love's sensational stat lines (31 points and 17 rebounds in the season opener), the entertainment factor is well worth the investment. Show More Summary

Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 10/30/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio looked to get the Minnesota Timberwolves off to a strong start, while the Orlando Magic were trying to bounce back from their opening night loss. Read more NBA news on

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio must lead Timberwolves to greatness

The Wolves are looking to do big things from now on. With health and continued improvement from young, talented players, they have the potential to rise up. Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune: The Timberwolves spent $120 million last summer to add pieces around charismatic stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio in a league in which, more [...]

Derrick Rose Should Bounce Back to Pre-Injury Stardom

If history is any indication of how Derrick Rose will recover from the torn ACL that kept him out last season, Chicago Bulls fans, and Rose fans, need not worry. Both Iman Shumpert and Ricky Rubio returned from ACL tears during the 2012-13...Show More Summary

Wolves pick up contract options on Rubio, Williams

The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised their fourth-year contract options on point guard Ricky Rubio and small forward Derrick Williams, as expected.

Timberwolves exercise contract options on Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has exercised its fourth-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams. Rubio, the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, joined the Wolves in 2011-12 and has played 98 games with the club. He holds career averages of 10.7 points, 7.7 assists and 2.3 steals per [...]

Wolves to pick up Derrick Williams, Ricky Rubio contract options

The Wolves will pick up Derrick Williams’ $6.7 million contract option for 2014-15 and do the same with Ricky Rubio’s $5 million option as well, a team source confirms. The decision on Rubio’s contract before next week’s season opener is nothing but a formality. The Williams’ decision pretty much was one, too, despite all the Internet chatter [...]

What You Need to Know About the Latest in NBA Knee Treatments

In the past two years, ACL tears—one of the most common and sudden setbacks in the NBA—have gotten the most attention of any injury afflicting NBA players, as Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, Ricky Rubio, David West, Danilo Gallinari, LouShow More Summary

Timberwolves want Alexey Shved to show his love of the game more

Riffing off a theme, new Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf spends his days, among many other things, urging teammate Alexey Shved to smile more. Last season, TNT’s wired microphone caught Ricky Rubio imploring Shved to “Change your face, be happy, enjoy it” coming out of a timeout in a video snippet that careened around the Internet. Now Turiaf [...]

Rubio reaches a recovery milestone: He dunks

While peers Chase Budinger and Russell Westbrook returned to operating rooms this week for repair on knees previously operated upon, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio demonstrated in a small way Thursday that his own recovery progresses. He dunked. It was a simple one-hander before the start of Thursday’s training camp practice, but it was a dunk nonetheless. [...]

Ricky Rubio Believes Timberwolves are Playoff Bound

Success never comes easy to the Minnesota Timberwolves. For what feels like forever, the Timberwolves bordered on laughable or just not good enough. Preseason expectations have often toed the line of nonexistent since Kevin Garnett left. They were rarely equipped to win 25 games, let alone contend for a playoff spot in a loaded Western [...]

Spotlighting and Breaking Down Minnesota Timberwolves' Point Guard Position

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the 2013-14 season with depth at every position, and point guard is no exception. Ricky Rubio is the starter and will look to elevate his game to the point where he can be considered a franchise player in the NBA—if he isn’t already. The Spanish sensation will be backed up J.J. Show More Summary

Turiaf excited to play with Rubio, Wolves

Ronny Turiaf has traded elbows with Nikola Pekovic in the post and chased Ricky Rubio around the court in international competition long enough.

Spain seeks third straight European basketball championship

Led by Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio, Spain is favored to win a third straight European basketball championship despite losing plenty of talent. Gone will be the size of Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka and the shooting of Juan Carlos Navarro when the 24-team tournament starts on Wednesday. Two years ago in Lithuania, the Gasol brothers [...]

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