The Twin Cities media gets access to Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio fairly often, but a recent Q&A with Rubio published by SI.com still caught my eye for some of the insights and comments.
Chief among them:
Rubio was asked what he's working on to improve at this point in his career. Said Rubio: "I gotta be more aggressive. But at the same time, run the team. It's just something, 'Should I run the team or should I score?' I gotta learn how to balance that, and be more aggressive sometimes."
It's good that Rubio realizes that, but maybe a little concerning that he's still figuring that out more than 300 games into his NBA career.
It should also be noted that the interview was done when the Wolves were in Washington, D.C., last week. In the three games since facing the Wizards, Rubio is averaging 11.7 points and 13 assists — a great balance of contributing points while also setting up teammates.
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