Wade Likens Ricky Rubio To Steve Nash

Ricky Rubio matched a Wolves milestone in his third NBA game, becoming the first Wolves’ player to record 12+ points, 12+ assists and 6+ rebounds since Sam Cassell in 2004. Rubio’s performance in Friday’s 103-101 loss to the Heat had Dwyane Wade impressed: “The Heat got their first taste of Rubio, a 21-year-old Spanish rookie point guard who dazzled with his slick passing in his first two NBA games. Friday was no different, as Rubio dished out 12 assists, scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. The hometown fans wildly chanted ‘Rubio! Rubio!’ throughout the game. ‘The kid has something. He has that Steve Nash capability,’ Dwyane Wade said. ‘They’ve got a gem in him. He’s going to be great for them.'”