Timberwolves Owner Expects Ricky Rubio to Play Before Christmas

by September 20, 2012

According to Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor — who continues to search for a successor — says that Ricky Rubio will be back on the court prior to Christmas. (For now, though, Ricky is still undergoing rehab.) From SI: “Christmas will come early this year in Minnesota. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday morning that Ricky Rubio will be back playing with the team before Christmas, according to a tweet from Darren Wolfson of ESPN. The All-Rookie first team point guard hasn’t played since he torn his ACL in March in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the initial timetable for his return was sometime around the new year. Rubio was in the middle of a promising season that was already shortened because of the lockout. In 41 games last season, he averaged 10.1 points, 8.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 34 minutes per game.”