Let me just say Toeing the line between nerd and loser really HURTS!! Change the word loser to the words "basketball god" and I think that more accurately describes it!!!
OK to the Rubio take.... As evidenced by the 500 record the wolves will soon have, Rubio has been the reason that the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone from bottom dwellers to becoming the team nobody wants to play. Rubio is not flawless. His jumper is scares children most of the time and although he is a maestro with the ball, he turns the ball over more than he should.
The positives far outweigh the negatives however, as he is constantly setting guys up, hustling, and doing a hell of a job on the boards for a point guard. And the fact that he has the Tim Tebow factor going seems to make his teammates want to do their best. That is evidenced mostly by the play of Anthony Randolph and Michael Beasley. Randolph gets to use his athleticism with Ricky on the court and Beas behaves himself a little better because I think he realizes that if he is a total ball stopper that he'll be warming the pine.
I get tired of hearing so much negativity directed towards Ricky Rubio. Not necessarily at CH, but on other sites out there, there are some haters hatin' way too much. RR can be a point guard on an NBA championship team. Would he be the main cog? Of course not. The more legitimate players the wolves surround him with, the less he will have to score. Can you imagine if this team had players like Pau Gasol and Eric Gordon? I guarantee you Ricky would shoot the ball at a MUCH higher percentage than he is now, as he would be WIDE open for his shots, as compared to right now. The team is still lacking a wing who can provide a consistent offensive punch. I would venture to say that MOST NBA teams do, but the wolves don't. If and when they get that elusive player, I believe the team will be a perennial contender. David Kahn is in the perfect position to put this team into legitimacy. Question is, can he, or will he do it, by somehow acquiring an all-star level wing player. But do not judge Rubio until that happens. You'll be sorry you did....