#526 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI) Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:58 pm by Basti
Come on, at least let him be dressed in uniform. Give Luke and JJ about the same amount of minutes they've had so far. Only if we need a spark we could sub in Ricky. If that's not needed make him sit the entire game.
#533 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI) Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:18 pm by lobishome
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio will be in uniform and is expected to make his season debut tonight when the Wolves take on the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center at 7:00 p.m.
- Obviously his courtvision and passing ability is still there. Made several fantastic passes, that one to Steamer I had to rewatch like 8 times. However a couple of his lobs were low, and he had two skip passes that were underthrown and intercepted, but once he gets 100% up to game speed that shouldn't be a problem.
- Defensively, looked really solid, maybe a bit slow, but definitely a game change on that end for us.
- IDK, maybe it's just me but I thought his form on his jumper looked better. Seemed like he kept his elbow in and straight. I think he had airballed two 3s. Still think his jumper will always be an issue, but it looks like there could be some improvement this season.
All in all, a lot to be happy with. In limited minutes he made a huge impact, and his entrance turned around our defensive intensity and the game. This is going to be a fun season
Remember when Ricky split the defense in late part of the game when he passed the ball to AK who got fouled? In that play, while Ricky was going between 2 defenders, he lowered his dribble almost to the ground in a millisecond because he saw that it's the only way to surpass them. You gotta see that play, that was bloody genius.
#544 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI) Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:15 am by lobishome
I think his body is stronger and he has got more muscle, but he still needs get physical endurance. When he played his first eleven minutes, he seemed a little tired and his legs seemed be dead at last two or three minutes.
We need the best Ricky from March, I hope he can get this endurance while he plays and it would be good he doesn't play any event at the All Star and use that entire week for active rest.
I guess it would help if he got a little bit stronger, but I think he can be a star without the extra muscle. Look at a guy like Steve Nash whose game is obviously similar to Rubio's, he's always been on the thin side and it hasn't stopped him from becoming an MVP. Even an attacking, driving PG like Jennings can make a name for himself and he's rail thin.