Rubio expected to return to U.S. this weekend

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 28, 2012 - 12:11 AM

The Wolves suffered through plenty of injuries in the compressed NBA season, including a knee injury to starting point guard Ricky Rubio.

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Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, who spent the past five weeks in Spain, will return soon for a checkup on his surgically repaired knee.

Wolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn said Rubio would return either Saturday or Sunday, and then go to Vail, Colo., for a checkup on the knee, which was operated on in March.

Rubio said in published reports he hoped to start running in September.

"After the checkup in Vail we'll have more info to share," Kahn said.

• Kahn said the first-round draft pick that accompanied Wes Johnson to Phoenix in Thursday's trade will be the less valuable of the two 2013 picks the Wolves have. "We own two picks next year," Kahn said. "Our pick and Memphis' pick. It's the lesser of the two picks [that goes to Phoenix]." The pick is lottery-protected.

• Of the three second-round picks the Wolves acquired in the three-team trade Thursday, two came from New Orleans -- a 2013 pick of the Brooklyn Nets and a 2016 pick that originally belonged to the Wolves. The other pick, a 2012 selection that originally belonged to the Lakers, came from the Suns.

• Kahn said he hopes to attend the final week of the Olympic basketball tournament.


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