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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?

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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 […]

Ricky Rubio’s Reportedly Agent Pushing for a Five-Year Max Deal

Prominent NBA agent Dan Fegan is said to be angling for a five-year, maximum deal for his client Ricky Rubio. According to ESPN Radio, contract talks between Rubio’s camp and […] The post Ricky Rubio’s Reportedly Agent Pushing for a Five-Year Max Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ricky Rubio Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio arrived to the NBA with plenty of hype. While he's proved himself as a terrific distributor, his continued shooting struggles have dampened expectations. Apparently not enough to prevent him from seeking top dollar from the...Show More Summary

Boris Diaw has eyes in the back of his head

There is no other explanation for how he saw Tiago Splitter's cut on this play. Even one of the league's flashiest passers is giving him props. That Boris Diaw pass... — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 13, 2014

Ricky Rubio May Try to Convince K-Love to Stay In Minny

Ricky Rubio must consider himself an optimist. Few things call for more glass-half-empty takes than the relationship between Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s awful. If it wasn’t bad before this season, it’s in shambles now, with Love 13 months from free agency and the Timberwolves 10 years removed from their last playoff berth. […]

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Ricky Rubio, Arron Afflalo and More

The NBA media frenzy truly lasts 365 days a year. Week in and week out, NBA executives, coaches and players provide an abundance of interesting quotes for observers to consider while they attempt to pin down the opaque intentions ofShow More Summary

Ricky Rubio Will Talk To Kevin Love, Doesn’t Want To ‘Convince’ Him To Stay

The PG wants to keep his big man around long-term. The post Ricky Rubio Will Talk To Kevin Love, Doesn’t Want To ‘Convince’ Him To Stay appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ricky Rubio Will Try to Convince Kevin Love to Stay with Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio may be young, but he clearly has an advanced understanding of what Kevin Love's potential departure could do to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Maybe that's why he's planning to chat with his disgruntled teammate as soon as he...Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio Reportedly Thrilled With Flip Saunders Coaching Timberwolves

Contract extension talks will begin soon. The post Ricky Rubio Reportedly Thrilled With Flip Saunders Coaching Timberwolves appeared first on SLAMonline.

Ricky Rubio questions Kevin Love's leadership abilities

Things with the Minnesota Timberwolves are getting interesting now that Kevin Love has made it clear he will not sign an extension with the team. Trade rumors involving Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love are swirling, but hisShow More Summary

Ricky Rubio Doesn’t Think Kevin Love Can Lead The Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio picked a fine time to call out Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Kevin Love for his poor leadership. Just as rumors began leaking like an infant without a diaper concerning Kevin Love’s desire to get out of Minnesota, Rubio made some potentially inflammatory comments. On May 10th in an interview withEnrique Garcia of basketamericano.com, Rubio

Ricky Rubio: I Could Be Timberwolves' Definitive Leader Instead of Kevin Love

Is Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio already preparing for Kevin Love's exit? With or without Love around, Spanish website BasketAmericano.com's Enrique Garcia reports that Rubio is ready to take on an increasing share of...Show More Summary

Tom Izzo 'remains very high' on Timberwolves' head coach wish list

Could Tom Izzo finally make the leap to basketball's highest level by joining forces with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio? Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo "remains very high" on the Minnesota Timberwolves' list of coaching candidates, reports Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio and Timberwolves can discuss contract extension starting in July

Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporting on flashy Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio: Rubio’s representatives and Flip Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations, can begin July 1 discussions on a contract extension of the rookie deal he signed in May 2011. The two sides have until the end of October to reach an agreement, otherwise Rubio [...]

This Offseason Will Be Most Important of Ricky Rubio's Career

Another season, another disappointing turnout. Another conversation about what needs to change. For the 10th consecutive season, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be absent from the NBA playoffs. Even as Rick Adelman's crew fights to finish...Show More Summary

How Big of a Contract Extension Is Minnesota's Ricky Rubio Really Worth?

Even before he was drafted in 2009, NBA fans and writers from America to Spain dubbed Ricky Rubio the next Pistol Pete Maravich. It was a lofty, and probably unfair, comparison. But it helped Rubio get drafted with the fifth overallShow More Summary

Ricky Rubio With Around-the-Head Dish to Gorgui Dieng (VIDEO)

The post Ricky Rubio With Around-the-Head Dish to Gorgui Dieng (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Infographic: Which NBA Players Pass The Most?

At a glance, you can see which NBA teams play like a team, and which let the superstars dominate. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love. They're well-known as dynamic duos in the NBA, but it wasn't until I saw this visualization by Andrew Bergmann that I realized how much they dominate. Read Full Story

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