While most Minnesotans today are enjoying the hot and wet weather outside during the day, and enjoying life or watching the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat go at it in the NBA Finals at night, a Timberwolves player is still preparing himself for an upcoming NBA season.
Before falling into injury during mid-season, rookie Ricky Rubio was averaging 10.2 points, 8.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. Furthermore, Ricky was leading the way for the Timberwolves at the guard position to an above .500 record for the first time in “quite awhile”. Unfortunately, that all came crashing down when Rubio went tore his ACL against the Los Angeles Lakers in March. Shortly after Rubio had a successful knee surgery which added some hope to Timberwolves fans nationwide.
Head coach Rick Adelman spoke to ESPN about Ricky Rubio’s injury and stated, “The way he is, he’s going to get through this. He’s going to come back.” After looking at some pictures and videos of Rubio after the knee surgery, Rubio is definitely looking like he has never been injured at all. Although, we can’t push him at this point but he is surely going to be ready for the NBA season as he was last summer entering his first year in the NBA.
Here’s a video of Ricky Rubio dunking after his knee surgery: