HoopsHype Ricky Rubio rumors

December 17, 2014 Updates

Saunders said he’s hopeful Rubio can get on the practice court for 5-on-0 offensive work with teammates by Christmas. “He’s telling me he thinks he can play on Christmas Day,” Saunders said. “That’s not going to happen. But he’s coming. He has sped up [his recovery time] a little bit.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates
December 13, 2014 Updates

Injured Ricky Rubio has progressed to running extensively on an anti-gravity treadmill that takes the weight off his legs and healing ankle and Friday rebounded for teammates at shootaround. “He’s anxious, he’s chomping at the bit,” said Saunders, who added Rubio probably will be evaluated while on his own weight midway through next week. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 5, 2014 Updates

Jon Krawczynski: Flip says Rubio and Martin probably not back until some time in January. Pek and Turiaf closer to return but at least another 10 days Twitter @APkrawczynski

December 4, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Flip confirms no Ricky until Jan. Pek still a good week or more away from doing stuff. Shabazz (ankle) and Mo (back) didn't practice today. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

November 28, 2014 Updates
November 21, 2014 Updates

Ricky Rubio is dreaming of an active Christmas. It is a wish based more on emotion than fact, of course. The point guard is two weeks removed from a very nasty left ankle sprain suffered in Orlando. He is rehabbing the ankle two, sometimes three times a day. There has been no definite timetable established for his return. But a guy can dream. “I don’t know,” said Rubio, with crutches and a walking boot, after the Timberwolves practiced Thursday. “Maybe January or Christmas. My family is coming for Christmas, so I hope they can see me playing. But I don’t know the time.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Rubio said that while he will push his rehab hard, he will not go overboard; he was cleared to do some light walking the other day. But after walking around at home that night he awoke the next day with more swelling and soreness. “I’ll push hard, but there are limits,” he said. “I always want to go fast, but at the same time I want to make sure the steps I’m taking forward are the right steps. And, first of all, I want to make sure that my ankle is safe and I can play again.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 20, 2014 Updates
November 18, 2014 Updates
November 17, 2014 Updates
November 10, 2014 Updates

The clock was ticking down on Halloween night, and millions of dollars hung in the balance for Ricky Rubio and several other players who entered the NBA in 2011 and were up for extensions of their rookie contracts. To make matters worse, they were faced with weighty decisions about their futures while regular season games were being played, leading many involved in the process to express concern about the timing of the deadline. These are talks that could make players free agents after the season if not nailed down, and though they deserve the full attention of everyone involved, the Oct. 31 deadline means many negotiations drag into the regular season. Many hope the date will be moved up. "It becomes very difficult," Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders said. "The league encourages you, if you got a game that night, you might want to get that thing done. It would be beneficial to have the date moved before the start of the regular season." Boston Herald

ubio didn't have to play on Oct. 31, the day he signed a four-year, $55 million extension. But he did play twice earlier in the week while the talks were ongoing, and it was a stomach-churning experience. "There was a lot of stuff going on off the court I didn't like," said Rubio, now sidelined indefinitely with a severely sprained ankle. "At the end of the day, it's business and you have to have that part." Boston Herald

November 9, 2014 Updates

Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely after a magnetic resonance imaging exam taken Saturday confirmed his left ankle is not broken. He suffered a “significant” sprain when he was injured just before halftime on Friday night in Orlando, the team said. Rubio will remain on crutches for the next 10 days to two weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated when the swelling subsides and he can place some weight on his left foot, coach Flip Saunders said. Rubio did not attend Saturday night’s 102-92 loss to the Heat but will remain with the team here through Monday, then will return to the Twin Cities while the Wolves head to play Houston in Mexico City. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Saturday’s MRI did not show a high ankle sprain — typically a slower-healing injury than a low ankle sprain — but Saunders said that won’t be known for certain until some time goes by. “In two weeks you can ask me,” he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 8, 2014 Updates

Joe Cowley: This is Rubio's ankle - blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-conten… Twitter @suntimes_hoops

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.