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It's fair to question Rubio's talent for scoring; I, too, remain concerned that he's lost some of...

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It's fair to question Rubio's talent for scoring; I, too, remain concerned that he's lost some of his ability (and confidence) to make shots and get buckets. But there is no way to question his ability to move the ball, push the pace and make astounding assists. Rubio is the definition of a point guard, as he can make people better by getting them the ball in position to make the easiest basket possible. Of all the players I watched on tape this week, I enjoyed watching him the most. And we should consider this: In the new NBA, where players feel emboldened more than ever to pick their team without considering only salary, Rubio will be a magnet for free agents.

NBA Rookie Watch by David Thorpe ESPN (Insider) (Rubio is #6 in his rookie rankings after not being ranked pre-season, Derrick Williams is #9)
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