January 20, 2017 | 6:39 am EST Update
Now that a Yahoo Sports report Tuesday said the Wolves are “actively shopping” him to make room eventually for rookie Kris Dunn, Rubio said before Thursday night’s game against the Clippers that he will just play on. “Just do what I do,” said Rubio, who went scoreless in the first half Thursday and didn’t play in the second because of tightness in his left hip. “My name or every name is going to be out there at some point, but you can only worry about things you can control. Right now, what I can control is playing my best and do what I’ve been doing.”
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“Kawhi was super, but he’s getting paid to be super and he knows it, and he relishes the challenges and knows his responsibilities,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard, George Gervin and Mitchell are the only players in Spurs history to produce 30 points or more in five consecutive games. Gervin has accomplished that feat on six occasions.
A six-year veteran, Leonard is set to make his second consecutive All-Star appearance and becomes the fifth player in Spurs history to be selected as an All-Star on more than one occasion, joining Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Alvin Robertson and Gervin. “I’m just happy that my hard work has paid off,” Leonard said. “It’s just another stepping point to my career. Hopefully, I can keep going from here.”