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 reveals a fab new floater

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 24 2014 - 1:04 AM

Yes, that was a floater from the lane with which you might have seen Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio score during Wednesday’s tumultuous overtime victory at Dallas.Wolves coach Rick...

Wolves' coach Adelman wants to play more of Barea with Rubio

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 11:38 AM

Wolves coach Rick Adelman liked what he saw with Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea on the floor together Tuesday against Milwaukee. As a result, you might see more of it going forward.It is one of the...

Rubio's shot is still an adventure

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 19 2014 - 5:33 AM

Ricky Rubio had just finished one of his best games this season, an 11-point, 12-assist, seven-steal effort in the final game before the All-Star break. Even those statistics did not capture the...

Rubio, Love are throwbacks with ambitious plans for Wolves

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 14 2014 - 10:53 PM

This story ran prior to the Wolves' 2013-14 season opener in OctoberThe Timberwolves spent $120 million last summer to add pieces around charismatic stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio in a league in...

Rubio finds his comfort level against Jazz

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 23 2014 - 5:34 AM

SAN FRANCISCO – If only for a night, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio found both himself and a new friend during Tuesday’s victory at Utah.Footage of Rubio and an adorable little girl...

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