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Post#572 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:17 pm by TMo519

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Post#573 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:40 am by lobishome

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Post#574 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:16 pm by kmgarnett21

Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.
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Post#575 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:32 pm by phonzadellika

kmgarnett21 wrote:Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.


I like the Rubio/Barea pairing. Rubio's D overcomes Barea's weaknesses, Rubio has 3 other guys that he can try to set up and if it doesn't take then he just dumps it to JJ and lets him play hero-ball.

Although JJ can get a little obnxious when he brings the ball up himself and ignores everyone else on the court. It's almost shocking to me that someone who is 5'9" can make it in the NBA without even pretending to pass the ball every once and awhile.
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Post#576 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:42 pm by kmgarnett21

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kmgarnett21 wrote:Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.


I like the Rubio/Barea pairing. Rubio's D overcomes Barea's weaknesses, Rubio has 3 other guys that he can try to set up and if it doesn't take then he just dumps it to JJ and lets him play hero-ball.

Although JJ can get a little obnxious when he brings the ball up himself and ignores everyone else on the court. It's almost shocking to me that someone who is 5'9" can make it in the NBA without even pretending to pass the ball every once and awhile.


I just get tired of his Kobe mentality. Barea can be a GREAT asset to this team, if he plays right. Now, when we're struggling to get anything going, I'm fine with him going Kobe-mode and jacking up shots left and right. But there have been several times where we're making a run and he jacks up an ill-advised shot or turns it over and kills momentum.

If he made as many good plays as he does bad, then I can live with that. But, to me, it seems like he forces it more often than we need him to. In the past 10 games, he's shooting 39% from the field. For all the crap Love took for shooting so much and having a poor FG%, Barea is doing the same damn thing right now.
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Post#577 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:50 am by lobishome

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/187391971.html?refer=y

Ricky wrote:"It's tough, I'm not going to hide it... It's tough when you're playing and there are no more bodies there, but that's no excuse. We are professionals. We're going to be here and I think the players who are healthy have to step up and do a better job".

"And [I'm] still not 100 percent. It's tough, like I said, but we have two ways to do it: One: Complaining because of all the injuries and all this stuff. I don't think that is the way. And the way is, be a man. I think we have to step up. Everybody has to know his new role. Every game it's changing and that's hard to do, but we are here and we are going to do it. We have to win. That is why we are here, and to have fun. I don't think we are having fun..."

"Everybody going to change it. I'm going to try to change it, too. I'm going to work hard and try to do whatever I need to do. I'm really frustrated right now, especially with me. Well, we're going to change it".


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Post#578 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:23 am by Grits n Gravy

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Post#579 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:46 pm by Klomp

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Post#580 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:21 pm by Basti

:clap: Now that's a leader!

(No shot at Love intended, though.)
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Post#581 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:22 am by Klomp

“@APkrawczynski: Rubio 7 pts, 6 assists in season-high 30 mins. Porter said he was trying to get him out at the end but thought Rubio was stalling to stay in”
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Post#582 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:52 pm by Klomp

“@JerryZgoda: File this in case it becomes important someday: Ricky said he'lll go straight home today. "It's too cold," said -5 "can't be real"”
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Post#583 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:02 pm by C.lupus

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“@JerryZgoda: File this in case it becomes important someday: Ricky said he'lll go straight home today. "It's too cold," said -5 "can't be real"”

Why would that be file-worthy Mr. Zgoda?

And pfft @ -5. It was -37 here this morning.
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Post#584 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:18 pm by NewWolves

kmgarnett21 wrote:Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.


Because Ricky cannot seem to make a shot to safe his life....for me (and this is something we spaniards have criticize always of Ricky) is not that he misses the shots - but instead that HE NEVER take them. Wolves brought Barea here to be aggressive and take shots, so it shouldn't be surprising that he does just that. As a previous posters stated...I like when they pair up, because one fill each other weakness.
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Post#585 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:36 am by Bittertown

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kmgarnett21 wrote:Question:

Why does Rubio always have to be on the court with Barea? That seems to diminish Rubio's abilities, having a 5'9 chucker out there. I'd rather Rubio play with Ridnour or Shved in the backcourt, but it seems like when Rubio's out there, it's always with Barea.


Because Ricky cannot seem to make a shot to safe his life....for me (and this is something we spaniards have criticize always of Ricky) is not that he misses the shots - but instead that HE NEVER take them. Wolves brought Barea here to be aggressive and take shots, so it shouldn't be surprising that he does just that. As a previous posters stated...I like when they pair up, because one fill each other weakness.


So why have Rubio on the floor on offense ? If Barea is dribbling around for 20 seconds Rubio is just useless because he is a terrible shooter. Ricky's strength is to create. You say Barea fills Rubio's weakness but what I see is that Barea takes away of his best strengths.
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Post#586 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:48 am by C.lupus

I actually like the Rubio/Ridnour combo with Ricky setting up Luke for jumpers. Then bring in JJ and Shved off the bench for that extra energy.
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Post#587 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:54 am by Bittertown

Yeah, I think to play alongside Rubio at the 2, Ridnour Shved and Gelabale are better options, but Adelman and TP seem to think otherwise for some reason...
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Post#588 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:13 pm by NewWolves

Bittertown wrote:Yeah, I think to play alongside Rubio at the 2, Ridnour Shved and Gelabale are better options, but Adelman and TP seem to think otherwise for some reason...


Yes..and we definitely know better than those guys, but for some reason....

Also, in the last games when we pair Ricky with JJ - its Ricky who handles the ball. JJ is being use more as a last 8/second option, if the play doesn't run as planned. He's not dribbling the ball 20 seconds, neither is Ricky. I personally prefer paring JJ with Shved, but hes not available.
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Post#589 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:53 pm by Klomp

Bittertown wrote:Yeah, I think to play alongside Rubio at the 2, Ridnour Shved and Gelabale are better options, but Adelman and TP seem to think otherwise for some reason...

When you have so many injuries, there aren't many combos you can put out there.

Gelabale needs to be saved to be Kirilenko's backup and we haven't had Shved the past two games. That leaves the three PGs to rotate between PG and SG. That means a lot of Rubio and Barea together.
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Post#590 Re: Rubio Thread Seis (VI)
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:37 am by lobishome

I think the solution for all this is Ricky shooting 15 times per game ... at least. The defenders are floating him too much, and this isn't a option. Ricky has 0/11 3 pts (I think) and he isn't so bad shooter. His obsession about the shot selection produces the opposite effect : He is shooting bad and under preassure.

I can't understand why nobody of the staff can't force him to do it.
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