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NBA / Dec 16, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Ricky Rubio Is Running On His Own, Progressing Ahead Of Schedule

Ricky Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going nowhere this season, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Crucial for the team’s long-term prognosis is the daily development of youngsters Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad, and Gorgui Dieng. And while a spate of injuries to regular starters has afforded that quartet valuable responsibility the past month, it’s still pertinent that Wiggins and company grow while playing a reasonable facsimile of the roles they’ll realize in the future. To that end, the influence of Ricky Rubio’s potentially accelerated return can’t be discounted. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 8, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: Ricky Rubio Suffers “Significant” Ankle Sprain; Out Several Weeks At Least

Ricky Rubio

When Ricky Rubio crashed to the floor in agony after turning his left ankle during his team’s loss to the Orlando Magic last night, it was easy to assume the worst. The Minnesota Timberwolves maestro couldn’t walk off the floor on his own power, and replays showed a significant twist that made broken bones seem a legitimate possibility. Fortunately for Rubio and his team, though, tests confirmed merely a “significant” sprain that will leave him sidelined indefinitely. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Ricky Rubio Does Not Want To Forget Last Night’s Win

Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic

The Timberwolves got a great road win in Brooklyn last night. Anthony Bennett even re-introduced himself to Mason Plumlee. When Nikola Pekovic spoke with the media after the game, he said the team will do their best to forget the win and move on to the next battle. Ricky Rubio very overtly disagrees. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio Agree On Four-Year $56 Million Extension

Ricky Rubio

You get an extension, Alec Burks! And you get an extension, Klay Thompson! And you get an extension, Ricky Rubio! According to Jon Krawczynsi of the Associated Press, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed on a four-year, $56 million contract extension with their 24 year-old starting point guard. Read More »

Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins (photo. Ricky Rubio Instagram)

Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

Ricky Rubio

We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future of not just the impact of Ricky Rubio, but his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, too. Read More »

Video / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins On The Break For Huge, Two-Handed Alley-Oop

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. NBA YouTube)

This is the first of many alley-oops from Ricky Rubio to Andrew Wiggins that will take place at Target Center over the next few years. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm

The Top 20 Point Guards In The NBA Right Now

Chris Paul, Stephen Curry

To survive in today’s NBA, you need a good point guard. You just do. Of the teams that finished last season with the eight best records, six of them either had an All-Star point guard or LeBron James. The other two teams were the Indiana Pacers (who, without the stability that a good point guard brings, fell apart down the stretch) and the Houston Rockets (eliminated in the first round).

The point guard on a basketball court is like the quarterback on the gridiron. He’s the general, the leader, the boss.

The NBA in 2014 is littered with talented point guards. And just like the “Who’s the best quarterback in the NFL?” arguments, few NBA debates spark disagreement like the “Who’s the best point guard in the NBA?” debate does.

Delusional Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant fans notwithstanding, we’re all generally in agreement that James is, hands down, the best basketball player in the world. The point guard debate is a different monster. There are four or five different guys that, depending on whom you ask, can be considered the NBA’s alpha dog point guard.

The good news is that I’m here to finally settle the debate. Here are the NBA’s top 20 point guards. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 am

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine Show Out At Timberwolves’ Dunks After Dark Event

Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened training camp for the 2014-2015 season in style, hosting a midnight madness-style practice at Minnesota State University. Admitted free of charge, hordes of excited fans packed the rafters of Bresnan Arena to welcome the new-look ‘Wolves, highlighted by Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and rookie high-fliers Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »