Ricky Rubio, perhaps the most exciting player in the NBA last season before he suffered a torn ACL, is getting close to returning. Doctors for the Minnesota Timberwolves have cleared him to practice.
However, don’t expect him to play right away.
“We just have to have him practice for the next couple of weeks and see how he responds. We’ve missed him a lot,” said Rick Adelman, the head coach of the T’Wolves.
Last season, Rubio averaged 10.6 points, 8.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.22 steals per game. If there was a weakness to Rubio’s game, it was definitely his shooting. Rubio hit only 35.7% of his shots from the floor.