Ricky Rubio | Best Of 2013
May 9, 2013
Ricky Rubio warms up by doing a drill with J.J. Barea prior to his 2012-13 debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 15.
Rubio looks for an open teammate with that court vision for which he's become internationally known. Rubio finished the season with 7.3 assists per game, good for 10th in the league.
Rubio fends off Mavs guard O.J. Mayo as he brings the ball up court.
Rubio discusses a call with a referee during a game at Target Center in late-December.
Rubio gets a breather while chatting with Greg Stiemsma (left) and Lou Amundson (right) on the bench. Physical therapist Andre Deloya, who worked closely with Rubio during his rehab last summer, sits behind them on the left.
Rubio stretches out before a game at Target Center with the help of strength and conditioning coach Keke Lyles.
During a pause in the action, Rubio and Andrei Kirilenko discuss strategy on the court.
Rubio dives for a loose ball on the baseline during the Wolves' home game against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 5.
During the Wolves' home game against New York on Feb. 8, Rubio makes an inbound pass as J.R. Smith guards him on the baseline.
Rubio celebrates a 3-pointer against the Knicks on Feb. 8. He went 1-for-1 from distance and finished with 18 points and 11 assists in a 100-94 loss.
Rubio grabs the ball in disgust during the Wolves' Feb. 13 game against Utah. Rubio often showed his emotional side on the court during the 2012-13 season.
During a pause in the action, Rubio stretches out with a leap near the free-throw line.
Rubio heads up court after stealing a pass during the Wolves' Feb. 24 game against Golden State. He had six steals in the game to go along with 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebound. Rubio finished second in the NBA with 2.40 steals per game.
Rubio crosses over during the Wolves' March 12 game against San Antonio. He recorded the first triple-double of his career that night, logging 21 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in a 107-83 win.
Rubio goes behind the back during the signature play of his triple-double performances, driving to the hoop and laying it in for two of his 21 points.
Rubio makes an emphatic bounce pass against the Suns.
Rubio motions for a high screen from Greg Stiemsma while surveying the court.
Rubio drives to the hoop for a layup at Target Center.
Rubio sets the Wolves' half court offense in motion.
Rubio has played in 98 career games over his first two seasons, averaging 10.3 points, 7.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals over that span. He's got Wolves fans wondering what great things await them during the 2013-14 campaign.