Wolves lose again as Rubio's shooting woes continue

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Ricky Rubio has struggled to make a shot since missing a potential game-tying free throw late in Friday’s home loss to Toronto

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oxboardApr. 11, 13 7:24 AM

going to be an interesting summer.

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rzieskeApr. 11, 13 8:51 AM

No arc on his shot. He'll shoot poorly until he corrects it. No margin for error. If you notice, he shoots better in a set shot situation. Too bad in the NBA, you don't get the time to get the shot off. Curry looks like the better long term guard.

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hjlazniApr. 11, 1310:09 AM

Rubio started out as Meadowlark Lemon, then became Bob Cousey and now thinks he is Bernard King. Rubio needs to go back to being Bob Cousey.

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snoozecruiseApr. 11, 1311:07 AM

He's fatigued and has lost his legs. And yes, he needs to put more arc on the ball. Because of his great commitment to the game and personal pride, it's more likely than not that he will made the necessary adjustments this summer. I don't think he's ever had to develop a shot before playing the NBA, so this is an aspect of the game that he's never had to be concerned with. Now he's concerned.

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snoozecruiseApr. 11, 1311:09 AM

I tend to forget that Rubio has now played one full season in the NBA. Pretty darn good rookie!

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MuddyOasisApr. 11, 1312:19 PM

Ha ! Curry is a better guard than Rubio ? Not now ! Not ever ! Curry is the worst defensive PG in the league. There is more to the game than scoring.

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ljb6599Apr. 11, 1312:47 PM

Once again waiting for shooters to arrive in Minnesota... this continues to be a major issue for the Wolves which never seems to get addressed.....Budinger 3-10 everyone said he was the answer???

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MuddyOasisApr. 11, 13 1:00 PM

LJB - Come on. Bud is coming off a knee injury. Did Rubio look excellent for the first month he came back ? No. And you obviously disagree since you still clamour for shooters but you don't need em as much as you think. Denver just lost their best shooter...placed Wilson Chandler and Corey Brewer into his minutes and haven't missed a beat. Corey was +30 last night ! They had 57 points between the two of them. They defend and run and killed the Spurs. Get a shooting specialist for the bench. Get a great defender in the starting lineup.

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minfan2Apr. 11, 13 3:49 PM

as per original scouting reports, the wolves got excactly what they drafted.. a PG who is a good play maker and a bad shot.. that was with good legs, so tired legs aren't the only reason.. Flynn and Rubio coulda a been Curry,,SG.. Rubio and Lawson PGs.. what a back court.. Flynn was also touted as a poor shooter.. How can one keep either of these on the court in the last few minutes when your down by a couple three pointers?? ask Kahn, the greatest evaluator of talent who knows far more than all the Scouts combined.

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MuddyOasisApr. 11, 13 3:54 PM

Minfan - But Curry is a better offensive and much lesser defensive version of Ridnour. You think thats the winning combination ?

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