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.

key info

Birthplace:

El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain

Age:

24

Team:

Minnesota Timberwolves

Position:

Point guard

Number:

9

Height:

6 ft. 4 in.

Weight:

194 lb.

Salary:

$3.48 million in 2012-13

Awards:

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 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...

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...

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