A popular basketball player since age 14 in his native Spain, he was drafted by the Timberwolves in 2009 and made his debut with the team two seasons later. The spunky, long-haired point guard tore his ACL in March of his first year in the NBA, yet still finished second in Rookie of the Year voting.
Miami at Wolves (7 p.m., FSN)
Ricky Rubio believes he is an improved teammate and shooter from a three-month absence that tested his patience but said made him better all around.
Dallas 100, Wolves 94
The point guard scored 10 points in his first game since missing 42 because of a sprained ankle.
Orlando 112, Wolves 103 (OT)
Ricky Rubio injured his left ankle driving for a basket late in the first half in Orlando and did not return.
Ricky Rubio contract
The agreement will keep Rubio from becoming a restricted free agent, which would have happened if the two sides did not reach a deal by 11 p.m. Friday night.
Season opener: Wolves at Memphis (7 p.m., FSN)
Flip Saunders will entrust his offense to Ricky Rubio. How well he adapts might decide his — and the Wolves' — future.
Phoenix at Wolves (2:30 p.m., 830-AM)
The Wolves point guard is trying to develop the shot around the basket.
Wolves at Charlotte (6 p.m., FSN)
Pairing J.J. Barea with Ricky Rubio is one of the changes Adelman is considering as the season dwindles down, games have more importance and rotations tighten.
Indiana at Wolves (7 p.m., FSN, ESPN)
Ricky Rubio's elite passing skills need a complementing shot.
Opening night: Orlando at Wolves (7 p.m., FSN)
From the preseason: Can the talented duo of Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio stay healthy and lead the Timberwolves to playoffs?
Wolves at Golden State (9:30 p.m. Friday, FSN)
Tuesday's game in Utah was the 12th time in Ricky Rubio's career he reached at least five in four different statistical categories, and the third time he has done it this season.
Sid Hartman, columnist
The point guard hasn't shot well, but the Wolves boss points out similar NBA players who became All-Stars.
Jim Souhan, columnist
Instead of turning out to be a star, the guard is making the 2009 draft looking even worse.
Wolves vs. San Antonio (at Mexico City; 8:30 p.m., FSN)
In all, 17 international players — 10 for the Spurs, seven for the Wolves — will be on rosters Wednesday, the most ever in an NBA regular-season game.
Ricky Rubio dished out a career-best 16 assists in Minnesota's blowout win. James Anderson scored a career-high 36 and Tony Wroten registered his first career triple-double in the 76ers' OT win.
Michael Rand calls out the new ESPN ad starring Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio -- and checks out 1-855-NEED-LOVE for himself.
LA Clippers 111, Wolves 95
Ricky Rubio has struggled to make a shot since missing a potential game-tying free throw late in Friday's home loss to Toronto
L.A. Lakers 120, Wolves 117
Wednesday's game ended with Ricky Rubio lobbying officials that they didn't call Kobe Bryant for fouling him on a half-court three-point shot that would have tied the game
Ricky Rubio reaches his first career triple double -- 21 points. 13 rebounds, 12 assists -- and Wolves win
Is there such a thing as a guy playing too hard?
Houston 108, Wolves 100
JamesHarden played the entire second half and energized a Rockets team that's aimed toward one of the West's final playoff spots by scoring 25 of those 37 points after halftime.
The Wolves have had a lost season. In order to sell tickets, they must sell hope that next year will be better.
Veterans help Wolves come back to win