via GQ

The NBA season—and Ricky Rubio’s stateside career—is only a month old, and yet it seems like experts have backpedaled marathon miles on their prognostications about how the Spaniard’s rookie season might play out. Almost nine assists and eleven points per game; third among Western Conference guards on the first and second returns of All-Star ballots; January frontrunner for Rookie of the Year. It’s sort of strange that we’re all surprised by this. After all, basketball brains never seemed to deny that Rubio harbored a well of talent; it was more a matter translation. As he’d worked it for years in Spanish pro ball, could Rubio, in the NBA, make it look as though he was the only player on the court capable of a consummate bounce pass? Or, more specifically, (the answer is apparently yes) capable of a consummate bounce pass through Dirk Nowitzki’s legs.

via GQ

The NBA season—and Ricky Rubio’s stateside career—is only a month old, and yet it seems like experts have backpedaled marathon miles on their prognostications about how the Spaniard’s rookie season might play out. Almost nine assists and eleven points per game; third among Western Conference guards on the first and second returns of All-Star ballots; January frontrunner for Rookie of the Year. It’s sort of strange that we’re all surprised by this. After all, basketball brains never seemed to deny that Rubio harbored a well of talent; it was more a matter translation. As he’d worked it for years in Spanish pro ball, could Rubio, in the NBA, make it look as though he was the only player on the court capable of a consummate bounce pass? Or, more specifically, (the answer is apparently yes) capable of a consummate bounce pass through Dirk Nowitzki’s legs.

@KevinLove: Secrets out on @rickyrubio9 …I know the Salon where he gets his haircut now.

@KevinLove: Secrets out on @rickyrubio9 …I know the Salon where he gets his haircut now.

nbagifs:

Surprise!

#puppybreathandcinnamon

nbagifs:

Surprise!

#puppybreathandcinnamon

Kevin Love Exceeding Even Highest Expectations

Once the core around Love solidifies, we’ll have a better view of how the basketball world sees him: a solid All-Star caliber big man, or one of the very best players in the NBA.

(Source: sbnation.com)

I have finally decided to go to the NBA. I have a dream that now can become reality.

Ricky Rubio told a news conference on Friday.

This makes a guy happy.

(via adambez)

(via adambez)

sportspage:

“The Timberwolves’ contract buyout for their top draft pick two years ago, point guard Ricky Rubio, is down to $1 million, and there’s no doubt the Spanish guard will come to Minnesota next season.”  - twincities.com

This isn’t really breaking news…

sportspage:

“The Timberwolves’ contract buyout for their top draft pick two years ago, point guard Ricky Rubio, is down to $1 million, and there’s no doubt the Spanish guard will come to Minnesota next season.”  - twincities.com

This isn’t really breaking news…

This is my third time playing against him, and he is definitely ready to play in the NBA, the kid can play. I felt like in the Olympics he played very well and showed a lot of poise, and he reads a lot of things that average players don’t.

Kobe Bryant on Rubio

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