Rubio's shot is still an adventure

  • Article by: Kent Youngblood , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 19, 2014 - 5:33 AM

Ricky Rubio’s effective, but he could be elite with a reliable shot.

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groover75Feb. 19, 14 8:48 AM

Finally the R. Rubio honeymoon is over. He will never lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs. The sad thing - the press built this guy as an all-star and now realize he is a below average point guard. Does that make the press on par with David Kahn?

dre2207Feb. 19, 14 8:49 AM

Until Ricky changes the trajectory of his shots into a higher arcing shot, he's not going to find much success shooting in games. Taller players can get find success with a flatter shot because they have a more favorable angle at that basket. If Ricky can improve his arc,add a teardrop/floater shot, and adopt more of a scorer's mentality, he will be much more effective on the offensive end.

ifreytesFeb. 19, 14 8:52 AM

Don't you people understand, Rubio has been playing ball since he was 15 profesinally and he hasn't have any progress what so ever. He is to fragile for his position and never been a warrior on the court. He doesn't have "cojones" like most latin players have.

MuddyOasisFeb. 19, 14 9:41 AM

Um, outside of busting his knee and the recovery has Rubio missed a game ? Sounds more like a warrior to me than something else. Rubio rules.

buckthornFeb. 19, 1410:15 AM

I think he is a great player, best passer in the league and one of the best defenders at point. If he can score 8-10 points a game, that is all is necessary. If he played with more athletic players wow look out!!

Izzy96Feb. 19, 1410:23 AM

So only 2 NBA players since 1966 have shot as poorly as Rubio? Is it safe to say the other teams have figured Rubio out, and although we see some very pretty passes, his overall game is lacking? I believe I heard a variety of NBA sports authorities state that Rubio's defense was non-existent. If true, then we conclude he cannot defend or score, right? How can we expect to make the playoffs if our floor leader cannot shoot or defend? What other successful NBA point guard was a one-dimensional as Rubio and still led their team into the playoffs? Anyone?

daytonsajokeFeb. 19, 1410:32 AM

go get Andre Miller or better yet Rajon Rondo to run our point.

buckthornFeb. 19, 1410:36 AM

Izzy--You need to watch a game or two. Rubio does play defense! Many teams would give up multiple picks for Rubio.

buckthornFeb. 19, 1410:40 AM

Just to back that up... Rubio leads the league in steals, and is in top 10 in rebounds for guards Not to mention 4th in assists per 48 min played

mustangtwoFeb. 19, 1410:52 AM

The team shots better when Rubio is on the court. Pek and Love would not be getting the points they are getting without Rubio getting the the ball in places where they can score. Rubio will be even more of an asset when he quits over-thinking his shot and just shoots it. A guy like Rubio, who shoots 82% from the line can learn how to raise his average on the court. As for Flip's contention that Rubio gets more than his share of the blame, Saunders should then talk to Jim Peterson. Peterson talks as if Kevin Love NEVER makes a mistake while Rubio is to blame for ever problem the Wolves have encountered this year. Wonder why that is..


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