Much has been talked about Ricky Rubio’s potential but based on recent performances, he seems due to have a breakout year with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The former Barcelona star has been highly regarded since his NBA arrival as he was considered one of the best point guards in all of Europe but his lack of offense was certainly a cause for concern. He seems to put all those issues behind him and he was the brightest star of the game where the Timberwolves defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-95.
The Spaniard got off to a flying start in the first quarter where he ended with 10 points and eight assists. He was all over the place managing the tempo, creating for his teammates and putting the ball in the basket when given enough space. Rubio finished the game with 16 points and a career-high 16 assists, but he wasn’t the only offensive weapon as the Timberwolves were firing at all cylinders tonight.
Kevin Love ended 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Corey Brewer added 27 points for a Minnesota team that seems to be continuously improving after each game.
The season keeps getting better and better for the Timberwolves. The team seems to gel nicely and it seems like it’s the first time in years that all the pieces of the puzzle fit.
Much of the offensive success has been thanks to the stellar play of Ricky Rubio and if he’s able to replicate today’s performance throughout the year, then the Timberwolves will create some havoc in the Western Conference once the regular season is over.