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T-Wolves’ Rubio set for 1st practice in 9 months

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

For Ricky Rubio, the waiting has been the hardest part.
Now that Minnesota’s dynamic young point guard is achingly close to playing in his first game in nearly nine months, Rubio says it’s important to be patient with his recovery from torn ligaments in his left knee. Continue Reading

Wolves’ Rubio starting practice work

November 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Ricky Rubio has started to do some light five-on-none work in practice for the Minnesota Timberwolves, another encouraging sign in his long rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his left knee. Continue Reading

Wolves exercise options on G Rubio, F Williams

October 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised third-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams for the 2013-14 season. Continue Reading

Wolves’ Rubio says he’s on track but won’t rush return

September 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Ricky Rubio’s return to the Minnesota Timberwolves is coming. His rehabilitation from reconstructive left knee surgery is on schedule. He’s just not sure exactly when the process will be complete. Continue Reading

Rubio, Williams make NBA’s All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland is the lone unanimous choice to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. Continue Reading

Rubio unsure if he’ll be ready for training camp

April 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Ricky Rubio says he is not sure if his surgically repaired left knee will be ready in time for training camp with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Continue Reading

Rubio knee surgery scheduled

March 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have reconstructive surgery on his injured left knee next week. Continue Reading

SPORTS COMMENTARY: Rubio’s loss will hinder Timberwolves

March 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“I have been doing this a long time and watched all of the professional teams suffer serious injuries,” veteran Twin Cities sports columnist Sid Hartman writes. “But the fact that point guard Ricky Rubio will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn left ACL on Friday night against the Lakers will affect the franchise in many ways and is the most serious one I’ve encountered for more than one reason.” Continue Reading

Lakers rally past Timberwolves

March 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Andrew Bynum added 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift the reeling Los Angeles Lakers to a 105-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Continue Reading

NBA: Knicks’ Lin, Wolves’ Rubio revive teams, bolster NBA across globe

February 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

In their own different, yet equally dynamic ways, Ricky Rubio and Jeremy Lin have put their dormant franchises on their backs and given a jolt to the NBA’s long-standing mission of bringing the game to every corner of the world Continue Reading