HoopsHype Ricky Rubio rumors

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But on a night when the Wolves finally got center Nikola Pekovic back from a 31-game absence, coach Flip Saunders shed some light on the nature of Rubio's injury. Saunders said Rubio not only suffered a high ankle sprain against Orlando on Nov. 7, but also damaged some muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes, prolonging the recovery process. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said before Wednesday night's game against Dallas. "He's doing everything he can. We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." USA Today Sports

"It's a very unique ankle sprain," Saunders said. "They said at the time it's going to be worse than a high ankle sprain, and everyone knows those go eight to 12 weeks. So it has nothing to do with him not wanting to play." USA Today Sports

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Wolves coach Flip Saunders shed more light on the injury that has sidelined Rubio for a 36th straight game on Wednesday against Dallas. He was injured in Orlando on Nov. 7. "He has even worse than a high ankle sprain," Saunders said. "Some of the muscles were also torn that led to his foot. It's giving him some problems in his toes." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Two of the three injured Timberwolves starters had positive developments Wednesday -- but their returns likely remain weeks away. Center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and guard Kevin Martin (wrist) both participated in contract drills Wednesday morning. "They are making a little bit of progress," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. The Wolves, however, remain cautious with point guard Ricky Rubio (ankle). "He still has some soreness after ... he runs," Saunders said. St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Saunders said stints in the NBA Development League could be possible for both Martin and Pekovic but probably not Rubio. The Wolves' D-League affiliate is the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Mad Ants. However, Saunders said those players could go to other teams in the minor league based on what might provide a better fit. St. Paul Pioneer Press

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"I wish," Rubio said. "I've been saying 'It's going to be two weeks' for the last month. I don't want to say any more dates because I've been saying, 'Yeah, in two weeks I think I'm going to be ready then.' Two weeks come back and I can't play and I get mad. I don't want to get in a bad mood again, so I'm just going to go through the motions. I'm not going to ask for a date again. I'm just going as my body lets me do." NBA.com

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