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Ricky Rubio
Position: G
Born: 10/21/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $12,700,000
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Do you get tired of people talking about your jumper? Ricky Rubio: I was. I was at one point. But like I say, I learned how to not get everything too personal. I know I have to work on my jump shot, and I’m doing it. It’s not that I’m not aware of it. I know, but it’s not easy. If it were to be easy, a lot of players would be playing in this league, you know. I have a lot of gifts, I know how to be a point guard. And know I have to learn other stuff. So it’s a process. It’s not going to be easy. And maybe I’m never going to get it, but I’m going to try. I’m going to try hard every day and nobody can tell me that I’m not working hard because I know that I have to work on that.
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I don’t know if you have an exact number, but how many shots do you get up when you’re healthy? Ricky Rubio: I shoot a lot. But at the same time, I thought that I was getting a lot of repetitions at one point and even doing a lot of repetitions didn’t help me. And at one point it’s more about quality than quantity. Still you’ve got to shoot a lot but at one point it’s no more about the time you put in, it’s the quality of the time you put in. So I’m trying to learn every single practice. I’ve been working this past year with [Wolves shooting coach] Mike Penberthy and I really like the way he works. I really improved my shot the last year. I couldn’t show it because I was hurt, but my jump shot was feeling good. And I feel pretty confident that working ahead with him is going to really help me.
via CBSSports.com
What’s the difference between the Ricky Rubio who came into the NBA and you now? I grew up a lot. I’m still the same kid, I would say, with the same energy and the same — I would say there’s something inside of me that wants to learn every day. At the end of the day, I learn how to take advantage of every situation. I’m more smart, more experienced. I know how tough this league is. When I came to the league, I actually didn’t have any bad years. And coming here with injuries and all the stuff made me realize how tough it is. And I appreciate it even more. But at the end of the day I’m still that kid that came into the league, where everything was overwhelming. You know, like it was amazing. Still, it is. I still want to be the best I can. I work hard to be the guy I want to be. I’m enjoying every single moment.
via CBSSports.com