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lol who the f--- writes blurbs for roto? his latest one says he "barely contributed much, just 8 points, 7 reb, 7 ast" as if that isn't one of the best lines hes had all season lol

Minnesota just resigned Beasley. I don’t understand all the guards but Ricky’s assist numbers should be solid 

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13 hours ago, summersoff7 said:

Feels even better to have plucked him off the wire 😗

Rubio is like clockwork: People draft him, then drop him 2-3 mos in, only to watch him put up top 50 numbers post ASB haha

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35 minutes ago, ellejamil said:

Rubio is like clockwork: People draft him, then drop him 2-3 mos in, only to watch him put up top 50 numbers post ASB haha

albeit i guess this year it was more of a fair assumption as it still was his worst ever start, the mins werent there and wouldnt be there for as long as DLO is around. he has always had strong second halfs but as the starter with 30 mins. So whilst he seems to be rounding into form thankfully, i think he'll go back to where he was once DLO is back. Thankfully DLO is very injury prone and with twolves being so bad theyll handle him with care 

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1 hour ago, jowell77 said:

Wolves season is over. They have two options:

1) give more playing time to younger guys to develop them

2) give a veteran 30 years old PG playing time for ???? reasons

Yeah that’s what I’m thinking as well. Actually wondering if a trade may be an option but to who. 

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2 hours ago, jowell77 said:

Wolves season is over. They have two options:

1) give more playing time to younger guys to develop them

2) give a veteran 30 years old PG playing time for ???? reasons

Yeah I saw somewhere they currently have the worst winning percentage out of any American sports team in history or something lol. They may as well just run their young guys out there with KAT and develop some chemistry for the future. Nothing is happening this year. 

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1 hour ago, lethotjames23 said:

he's still producing essentially what you'd want from him. not sure where you guys' expectations are

Well, I was hoping for a replicate of his last season with the Suns when I drafted him. But it's clear it's never happening this season.

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its been a real grind to own him all year. i was stubborn and rode out the duds when russell was playing and then saw some light on the horizon with some spot starts and when DLO got injured. but mannnnn its tough. he slowlyyyy but surely almosttt gets to that 10 & 6/7 assists with 1-2 steals a game that i want/expect from him but even now the mins arent really popping. i cant see how he stays in the 20s as the season goes on and development becomes more crucial. a miracle trade is prob the only hope to prevent him ending up on the waiver wire 

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5 hours ago, jowell77 said:

Wolves season is over. They have two options:

1) give more playing time to younger guys to develop them

2) give a veteran 30 years old PG playing time for ???? reasons

Wouldn't having a vet like Rubio be just as important if not more for the development of these youngsters? Rather than a bunch of kids just running around with no leadership on the floor. He might still be able to maintain that value if that's the case. Not saying it'll happen (I mean I can easily see the side where his minutes will start to fade) but I think they need a vet to guide these kids.

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I drafted him too, dropped and got him back. 

He is what he is, I drafted him hoping for 1.5 3s, 7+ dimes, and over 1 SPG... He's been fine for me and in my deep league I've been getting solid offers for him, seeing as he's the starting PG for the remainder of our regular season. Unless you see Culver Okogie or McLaughlin taking the starting job he should be easy top 90 value ROS. 

My team is a** this year too but Ricky Rubio aint the problem, unless you reached on your pick. 

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52 minutes ago, sharkpotato said:

Wouldn't having a vet like Rubio be just as important if not more for the development of these youngsters? Rather than a bunch of kids just running around with no leadership on the floor. He might still be able to maintain that value if that's the case. Not saying it'll happen (I mean I can easily see the side where his minutes will start to fade) but I think they need a vet to guide these kids.

Sure. He'll be playing 25 mins a game and probably coming of the bench when DLo comes back.

Looking like waiver wire production during fantasy playoffs time to me.

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1 hour ago, sharkpotato said:

Wouldn't having a vet like Rubio be just as important if not more for the development of these youngsters? Rather than a bunch of kids just running around with no leadership on the floor. He might still be able to maintain that value if that's the case. Not saying it'll happen (I mean I can easily see the side where his minutes will start to fade) but I think they need a vet to guide these kids.

With a competent franchise that would happen but with the Timberwolves? 

C'mon, this is one of the most inept franchises of all american professional leagues!

He can still be a mentor to the young kids, without playing more than 20 or 25 mpg, just being in the lockerroom is enough.

But I bet that he's not happy for playing so little time in a team as lousy as this one, he's still too young to be a Jared Dudley.

Only way for things to improve for him is if he's traded, because D-Lo will return this season, futhermore complicating his situation.

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4 hours ago, lethotjames23 said:

you guys worrying about dlo's return must be in very shallow leagues. he's a stls/ast specialist. don't expect anything more than that. if you don't need that, drop him

Ricky Rubio was never just a specialist, but this year he's relegated to that T.J. McConnell type of player, because this is the worst season of his career, and it's fair to expect more than what he's doing.

Just look at his numbers just a year ago:

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Just my opinion, but I think some of the problem is the young guys he is playing with. 

The wolves are not good at spacing when running the offense.  On pick and rolls, they don't roll to the basket.  He has also thrown a lot of passes to Vanderbilt under the basket that just don't connect for whatever reason.  He should have two or three more assists each game if he was playing with teammates who could finish or anticipate the play.

Maybe Finch can educate these guys a bit on offense. They also have a lot of players that are blackholes when they get passed the basketball. 

Rubio would be really good with a veteran team that understands the offense and not these young guys that are still learning the game.

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Here is what Rubio had to say in the Local paper. This talks about their defense. But I think the same discussion could be applied to their offense:

Rubio pointed to an example in Sunday's game when the Suns called the same play for Devin Booker, who had 43 points. Booker scored in different ways off the play, Rubio said, but the Wolves were helpless to stop it.

"We were calling the play, and we couldn't stop it," Rubio said. "And it's because we're not ready to take it to the next level."

On a larger level, Rubio said the Wolves aren't learning from their mistakes.

If you do the same mistake over and over again, it means you're not learning," Rubio said. "Learning through mistakes as a young team can happen, but then make different mistakes. I think we're doing the same mistakes over and over."

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3 hours ago, Heavy_Jon said:

Ricky Rubio was never just a specialist, but this year he's relegated to that T.J. McConnell type of player, because this is the worst season of his career, and it's fair to expect more than what he's doing.

Just look at his numbers just a year ago:

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One of the reasons why I reached for this guy, hoping to replicate close to last year in Phoenix 😭

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8 hours ago, Heavy_Jon said:

Ricky Rubio was never just a specialist, but this year he's relegated to that T.J. McConnell type of player, because this is the worst season of his career, and it's fair to expect more than what he's doing.

Just look at his numbers just a year ago:

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agreed, but if you drafted him knowing he'd be in a lesser role due to d'angelo russell/edwards acquisitions, you had to expect he wouldn't replicate that. if you got him off the waiver wire, well, i don't see how you can complain

 

trust me i'd love for him to be as good as he was last year, but that just isn't realistic. i think he's been fairly decent since dlo went down.

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2 hours ago, simmons714 said:

dlo is almost back, is there any trade rumours of rubio? he worth to start in the game😌

McLaughlin also out tomorrow with culver and dlo so should at least get a few more decent games. You would think some contenders come calling, Minnesota probably value his experience tho you need a few vets to teach the kids after all so don’t think they’d just give him away 

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22 hours ago, simmons714 said:

dlo is almost back, is there any trade rumours of rubio? he worth to start in the game😌

Just rumors... Raptors, Clippers, possibly Celtics. Nothing concrete. The Raptors and Clippers have been quietly discussing things behind the scenes (so the experts say). Out of those scenarios, I think the Raptors offer the best landing spot fantasy wise -- the Clippers offer a possible championship though. 

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4 hours ago, joshoowah said:

Just rumors... Raptors, Clippers, possibly Celtics. Nothing concrete. The Raptors and Clippers have been quietly discussing things behind the scenes (so the experts say). Out of those scenarios, I think the Raptors offer the best landing spot fantasy wise -- the Clippers offer a possible championship though. 

Why would the Raptors be the best landing spot? They have Lowry and FVV. Rubio would not start ahead of either of those two. 

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20 minutes ago, HispasianTuna said:

Why would the Raptors be the best landing spot? They have Lowry and FVV. Rubio would not start ahead of either of those two. 

Because Lowry is on his last year and, since he was such an important player for the past 9 years in Toronto, they're open to trade him to a contender (eg: Sixers), to show him some appreciation. 

And FVV is better suited to shooting guard, despite his size.

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