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dwb
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For those who didn't catch the Minnesota game, Rubio had seven assists, and could've easily had eleven or twelve if his teammates had either knocked down the wide open shots he hit them for, or snagged his on the move passes in the lane. No kidding, this guy has great court vision and a remarkable knack of getting the ball to the right guy at the right time. And, he gets to where the ball is going when it's up for grabs. Marvelous court sense. I know this sounds... well just too fantastic, but it's been a long time since I've enjoyed point guard play like that. He's an exciting player, period. There are occasionally guys that not only do whatever it is that they do, but they do it with flair, and they're special. Clemente, Mays, Gretzky, Sanders, Louganis... you watch because it's uplifting in its way. Ricky's passing is like that. It's nearly as much fun to watch him as the fun he looks like he's having. Don't get me wrong, he's not CP3, and will never be as assertive and talented on the offensive end as Chris, but he will make watching the Timberwolves enjoyable... and how long has it been since that happened!

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It's a matter of time he plays more games and you realize his actual talent. I've seen tons of games from Ricky and I wouldn't put too much expectations on him. He has no shot and he's not a great player driving to the hoop so he'll many problems to score. As far as passing he reads the court well and playing 25 minutes per night he can dish around 8 assists in NBA. He's really motivated to play in NBA after his horrible last 2 years in Barcelona.

dwb
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Let's hope he's inspired by the NBA quality game. If Minnesota plays a running game, he'll help a lot. They've got a ton of guys that can score, especially if they're getting the ball in the right spots. Ricky has already shown he can do that. If the Wolves get 7 or 8 points a game from him, plus 8 to 10 assists and fewer turnovers than they usually generate at the position, they'll be thrilled. The fans already love him, just for the excitement factor. He's just plain fun to watch. Besides, we should all be cheering for him, and the Twolves. The better they do, the less eventual sting of that traded draft pick.

LuvMeSumMEE
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He's worthless on defense. Westbrook played pretty bad and still dropped 28 on them, and probably the most important bucket at the end of the game was right on Rubio's dome. There's athletic PG's all over the NBA right now.........more than I've EVER seen at one time..........so you better be able to defend. Get used to coming off the pine there guy.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Rubio is garbage-o

ekker3
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haters.

ricky's a stud. top 5 already when it comes to court vision.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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^ agreed. and he can knock down jumpers. ask dwayne wade, j kidd how skilled he is. he might be a contender for ROY.

Amnesty_David_Stern
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Man you are so blind by your love for one player. Your like countless other people I've seen on different forums talking about this kid like he's got magic in his hands or something.

He's shelving out nearly 3 turnovers a game in 26 minutes. That's horrible.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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but about 7.5 assists for those 26 minutes. more thats 2.5 assists per each turnover. for a rookie, thats impressive. hes been far more impressive than kyrie irving thats for sure. plus his shot is not as bad as we thought it would be. all i care from all this is that including the minny pick in the deal for cp3 is suddenly looking like a smart move.

dwb
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It's really curious... you can't have actually watched Minnesota play and not realize how much Rubio has meant to the resurgent Wolves. The fans love him, they are on their feet whenever he makes one of those clever assists, which means that they're on their feet a lot. His totally unselfish play has greatly helped the Timberwolves as a team to move the ball, even Beasley and that's saying something. A team that makes the extra pass is tough to beat, making the extra pass is the quickest and best way to counter NBA defenses, and the super athletes who man them. Rubio has contributed hugely to that aspect of the Wolves play.

I can understand being down on a ultra hyped player... it's a natural reaction for some, but Rubio has been no less than marvelous as a whole on the court for the Wolves team, and is seemingly a pretty self effacing and modest young guy to boot. Despite the "horrible" turnovers, his assist to turnover ratio is better than good, and listening to the Wolves interviews, his teammates love playing with a guy who gets them the ball in the right spots so consistently. He's not a big scorer, but he's not supposed to be. What he is, is truly an exciting passer, and how many of them are there? And this after two weeks of practice and seven games? No, the Timberwolves are thrilled, and they should be. Besides, if Manu praises your court vision, along with DWade... well, I'll go along with their opinions.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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^ agreed. plus he can shoot, hes shooting 52 percent from the field. if it hadnt been for bad reffing against okc and the heat, they could be 4-1. they are going to be a handful for most teams cuz they have a great coach in adelman and talent.

ekker3
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Triple double watch :

9 PTA, 5 reb, 6 ast in 12 minutes

jtwinnaz
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Rubio is a beast! i drafted him on my fantasy team and he is already doing better than i expected and he is coming off the bench. look at his numbers and then look at his minutes. he almost always makes the right play and he would avg more assists if his teammates made open shots. he is a top 10 pg already in my opinion. stop hating on the kid and just watch him play.

clipperstown
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amazing passer, probably best in the league. but that's about all he is. ( as of now)

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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idk he almost had a triple double off the bench. 13 pts, 6 rebounds and 14 assists. he already has 3 double doubles. he has also shown he can hit the mid range jumper with regularity and occasionally knock down the 3. im impressed.

youngkano
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Dude got game, i've always like the way kid plays. He is pass first and a pretty good defender and hustles.His court vision is amazing. just by watching him play international i knew he would be great playing man to man nba style play. Give him a few years and he will be talked about throughout the league. You cant teach court vision and basketball instinct.

Battlegun
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I got Ricky as the West's 2nd tier point guard in the all-star game. Might be the first time there have been 2 consecutive all-star rookies.

ClipfanSince88
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I'll give him credit. He's definitely better than I was expecting and having a much more immediate impact than I expected. He truly does pass about as well as anyone in the league right now. The defense and scoring are still pretty big question marks though. And I also if he's in a little bit of a honeymoon period where teams haven't really figured him out yet. Kind of like how Jennings got out of the gates like crazy his rookie year, but then leveled off significantly.

Still, I've seen enough to think Rubio will have a place in this league for a while to come.

ekker3
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to quote myself from early june last year:

"exactly. lighter version jason kidd? at the very least a smaller shaun livingston before injury?

then they'll look back and see mo williams was the starter on that 2011 roster.

imo, its trade the minny pick for rubio or package it for an elite PG (deron or cp3). one of those is easier to accomplish."

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youngkano
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His Defense looks pretty good to me in the Chicago game. Gave D Rose a lil trouble with his quick hands and length. Give him a few years, he'll be there.

ClipperB23
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I just watched the Timberwolves vs the Hornets and let me say that rubio has all the skills to be the next great pg, BTW chris kaman played 18 minutes and shot 0-10, I'm glad to see him gone

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