Ricky Rubio

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.

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El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain




Minnesota Timberwolves


Point guard




6 ft. 4 in.


194 lb.


$3.48 million in 2012-13


NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012), NBA Rising Star (2012), FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2006), FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009), Mr. Europa (2008)

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Rubio hopes to come back stronger than last time

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 4 2015 - 6:10 AM

The first time Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio returned after missing months because of a serious injury, he did so with a triumphant 18-minute, 8-point, 9-assist performance at Target Center fueled...

Wolves stay close but fall to Dallas in Rubio's return from injury

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 3 2015 - 7:28 AM

DALLAS – In some respects, nothing changed Monday night with the Timberwolves’ 100-94 loss at Dallas, the eighth defeat in their past nine games.In other ways, everything changed.Ricky...

Rubio on crutches after ankle injury in Wolves' OT loss

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 8 2014 - 7:35 AM

ORLANDO – Say what you will about the theory that Target Center is built on an ancient Indian burial ground or that hex supposedly leveled by a disgruntled former employee named Joey Two Step,...

Rubio agrees to four-year, $55 million extension with Wolves

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 1 2014 - 2:19 PM

Point guard Ricky Rubio will lead the Timberwolves into their recently revised future, after he and the team reached agreement Friday evening on a four-year contract extension that will guarantee him...

Making a point: Saunders needs Rubio to share his vision for Wolves

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 29 2014 - 2:05 AM

His efforts rejected the first time he accepted the Timberwolves coaching job, Flip Saunders is back again two decades later. This time it’s with an open heart and open mind, yet he promises...

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