Ricky Rubio PG MIN 2 Months

Ricky Rubio reportedly wants a five-year, max extension from the Timberwolves.

Now that Kevin Love seems to be on his way out of town, Rubio looks to be leveraging the fact that he will be the Timberwolves' lone superstar in his contract negotiations. David Kahn refused to offer the five-year "designated player" extension to Kevin Love as he was reportedly saving it for Rubio, but it will be interesting to see if that plan still exists no that Kahn is no longer employed by the Wolves. The 23-year-old is coming off a season in which he averaged 9.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 2.3 steals and is one of the better pure point guards to own in fantasy as long as his 38.1% shooting from the field can be offset elsewhere.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 3 Months

The Timberwolves are discussing an extension with Ricky Rubio.

This is likely a lower-priority item for the Wolves with free agency underway and they'll have until the regular season starts. Rubio is an inept scorer on his own, but his passing ability has been able to facilitate the Minnesota offense. His minutes shouldn't be hurt too badly by rookie Zach LaVine.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 4 Months

Ricky Rubio said he wants Kevin Love to stay in Minnesota.

"I like Minnesota," Rubio said. "But I want to win, too. Of course when a big guy like him leaves, you're thinking about what's going to be happening with the team. Are we going to lose a lot? Before I came to Minnesota, the season before they won like 17 games." The Wolves would be toast without Love and putting a bigger scoring burned on Rubio would spell trouble. The point guard shot a pathetic 38.1 percent from the field while playing in all 82 games in 2013-14.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 4 Months

Ricky Rubio is reportedly happy with Flip Saunders becoming the new head coach of the Timberwolves.

Rubio apparently wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having defensive-minded Dave Joerger as his new coach. Now that Saunders has committed to coaching the T-Wolves, contract talks between Rubio and the team are expected to begin soon. Rubio was a top-10 fantasy point guard in standard Yahoo leagues, and still has room to climb up those rankings if he can ever become a more consistent scorer. He is set to be a restricted free agent before the 2015-2016 season, so it will be interesting to see how contract negotiations develop.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 5 Months

Ricky Rubio handed out 11 assists on Sunday but he vanished from the scoring column, going scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting without a single free throw attempt.

Rubio's scoring has been deservedly maligned, but he was averaging a season-high 16.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting in April before this dud. It will remain a source of concern until he proves he can finish in the paint and knock down jumpers with any degree of consistency.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 6 Months

The Wolves crushed the Spurs in their re-scheduled matchup on Tuesday, led by Ricky Rubio's game-high 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

Rubio added seven assists, one steal and only two turnovers in the surprising home victory, which was originally supposed to be played in Mexico City before an electrical fire led to its postponement. This is the fourth time that Rubio has cracked the 20-point barrier all season, and his season-high is 25 points. He seems to have found his groove in April with averages of 15.0 points on 44.7 percent shooting, 0.7 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 10.3 assists and 2.7 steals.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 6 Months

Ricky Rubio scored 18 points during Saturday's 100-92 loss to the Magic with one board, 10 assists and three steals in 33 minutes.

He made 7-of-18 from the field and the Wolves aren't going to win many games when he's shooting that much. In fact, his 18 shots were just his second-highest total of his career with his career-best 19 coming on Feb. 2, 2014 -- a loss to the Blazers. He'll still be putting up nice value one way or another.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 6 Months

Ricky Rubio returned to Wednesday's game after spraining his left ankle, finishing with 14 points, three boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He suffered the injury in the third quarter and returned with nine minutes left in the fourth. Rubio's ankle injury doesn't seem major, but there have been a slew of players who have missed time due to swelling. His owners will want to make sure he's good to go for Friday.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 6 Months

Ricky Rubio went to the locker room during Wednesday's game due to an apparent left ankle injury.

He made it back to the locker room under his own power after colliding with Marc Gasol. J.J. Barea would take over most of the point guard duties should Rubio not make it back.

Ricky Rubio PG MIN 6 Months

Ricky Rubio received 15 stitches to his upper lip after catching a Mike Scott elbow, but was able to return to the game to finish with four points, 10 assists and six steals on 1-of-6 shooting.

Bravo to Rubio for playing through this kind of injury, and look for him to be back out there on Friday against the Lakers.