National Basketball Association
 
Position
G
 
Jersey
9
Name  Ricky Rubio
Born  10/21/1990
Height  6-4
Weight  192
College  Spain National
4/4/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is out for the rest of the season, according to coach Flip Saunders.
Insight: So ends another injury-plagued season for the talented guard. he'll finish playing just 22 games this season and has played 57 or less games in three of four NBA campaigns.
 
4/3/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is questionable for Friday versus Orlando.
Insight: Rubio is still nursing a sprained ankle, and at this point, we are curious as to why the Timberwolves aren't just shutting him down. Even if he gets on the court he would likely be too limited for fantasy owners.
 
4/1/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not play on Wednesday versus the Raptors.
Insight: Rubio is still nursing a sprained ankle, and at this point, we are curious as to why the Timberwolves aren't just shutting him down. Zach LaVine will once again get all the minutes at point guard.
 
3/30/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio did not play on Sunday versus the Pelicans and is listed as questionable for Monday against Utah.
Insight: Rubio has missed the past six games so owners should already have a backup plan in place. Zach LaVine has six straight games posting double-digit points and has averaged 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds during that span.
 
3/29/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not play on Sunday versus the Pelicans according to The Star Tribune.
Insight: Rubio was doubtful heading into this game, so owners should already have a backup plan in place. Zach LaVine will start.
 
3/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has missed four games in a row and is doubtful for Friday as well.
Insight: Zach LaVine gets the start when Rubio is sidelined and he's averaged 19 ppg over the last four contests.
 
3/23/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not play on Monday versus the Jazz.
Insight: With Rubio sitting out this game, he has missed four of the last five games with his ankle injury. It doesn't sound like Minnesota is going to rush him back as they try and move closer to the best lottery pick. Rubio can be dropped in standard leagues.
 
3/23/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is questionable for Monday's game against Utah due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Rubio has missed three of the last four games with his ankle issue. Zach LaVine, who has been filling in for Rubio, is averaging 10.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.7 apg as a starter this season.
 
3/22/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not play against the Hornets on Sunday due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Rubio has missed three of the last four games with his ankle issue. Zach LaVine, who is filling in for Rubio, is worth a look in deep leagues.
 
3/19/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is out on Thursday against the Knicks.
Insight: Zach LaVine will start and has a favorable matchup against New York. Hopefully Rubio returns on Sunday versus the Hornets.
 
3/18/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will play on Wednesday versus the Raptors according to CBS Sports.
Insight: Rubio has missed the last two games probably partially due to the Timberwolves playing him too many minutes in the prior games. Rubio will likely play 28-34 minutes on Wednesday. With Rubio back, though, Zach LaVine is irrelevant.
 
3/15/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play on Sunday night.
Insight: Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are also out. Zach LaVine, Justin Hamilton, and Gorgui start will start in their places.
 
3/13/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play on Sunday night.
Insight: Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are also out. Zach LaVine, Justin Hamilton, and Gorgui start will start in their places.
 
3/7/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio recorded 15 assists and nearly posted a triple-double on Saturday night.
Insight: He finished with 13 points, 15 dimes, eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, and just one turnover. Rubio needs to be active everywhere.
 
3/2/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio recorded a triple-double on Monday night.
Insight: He had 18 points, 11 assists, 12 rebounds, along with one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. Rubio is arguably playing the best basketball of his career.
 
2/27/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio recorded a double-double during Friday's loss against the Bulls.
Insight: He had 15 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and one turnover. An even bigger positive was that Rubio was able to play 38 minutes.
 
2/9/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio sat out Sunday, but is expected to return Monday versus Atlanta.
Insight: The day off was the team being conservative after he missed so much time. He's averaging 10.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 8.5 apg, 1.4 spg in eight games this season and is a viable fantasy option even against the tough, defensive-minded Hawks.
 
2/6/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio played well during Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Insight: He went for 17 points, five assists, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, three steals, and three turnovers. Rubio played 26 minutes, and it looks like his playing time will continue to trend up.
 
2/3/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) came out of Monday's game fine, and is probable for Wednesday.
Insight: Rubio played 20 minutes in his return to action, and managed 10 points and four assists. It will probably take a few games before Minnesota lets him completely loose.
 
2/2/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio played 21 minutes and scored 10 points in his first action in nearly three months.
Insight: Rubio was 4-of-9 and went 2-for-2 at the line. He missed his only 3-point attempt. Rubio also had four assists, three rebounds and three turnovers. Expect the Timberwolves to continue to bring him along slowly.
 

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