Rubio is a rambler and a gambler -- and a defender

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 16, 2012 - 6:57 AM

Ricky Rubio's court vision and basketball sense no longer are secrets. Neither, perhaps surprisingly, is his defense.

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Jakein08Jan. 16, 12 9:41 AM

I have read a lot of Kahn bashing about drafting Rubio on this site over the past two years. It is time to give Kahn credit for trading to get the pick and for using it to draft Rubio. The Wolvesw future is bright for the first time in years and Rubio is a big reason for this excitement. I love watching the Wolves this year for the first time in years.

mccoolrobertJan. 16, 12 9:47 AM

Rubio plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. In one respect, he is a "throw back" with more talent than a lot of the players who played back in the day. One of the reasons he stands out is that there haven't been many like him in the past two+ decades. He wouldhave fit in nicely with Bird, Magic, and Jordan. The OLD Coach

matthewJamesJan. 16, 12 9:57 AM

Keep up the good work Ricky your making us all proud of you.

rustyscupperJan. 16, 12 1:22 PM

He can manipulate the movement of players on the floor like very few others. Its fun and interesting to watch his decision making. He does have very active hands for stripping the ball and getting in dribble and passing lanes. He does a lot of the little things that many NBA players dont do, while also doing the big things, points-rebounds-assists-steals. Ok I'll stop gushing now, but he clearly exceeds my expectations.

katbirdskewlJan. 16, 12 2:17 PM

We have no tv coverage this year. How would we know how Rubio is doing? Oh yeah, catch the top 10 at ESPN.

manoliveJan. 16, 12 4:46 PM

Move out of state and buy DirecTV. I've seen every game this year, and I'm lovin' it!

wolfmanchuckJan. 16, 12 7:49 PM

Most people thought Rubio was a good pick at the time. Taking Flynn with the next pick is what made everyone scratch their head. over the last couple years we've all feared that Ricky wouldn't play here. I'm glad he didn't let us down. Playoffs next year. I believe!

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