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Ricky Rubio on Road to Recovery, NBA Draft Combine Around the Corner

Rubio's recovery from ankle surgery is right on track, Draft prospects are preparing for next week's Combine, and eight playoff teams are vying for wins this weekend.

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Ricky Rubio

According to the Associated Press' Jon Krawcynski, Ricky Rubio is making strides on his road to recovery.

It's a great sign to see the point guard already moving around and focusing on upper body workouts; if he actually proves able to do the impact work mid-summer, it's a best-case scenario following surgery.

Last week, Rubio spent time with Wolves fans at the fourth annual Bowling for Soup event. Rubio and the TWolves Army hosted the afternoon at SkyDeck Lanes (Mall of America), and fans were able to purchase tickets and also donate non-perishable food items. Proceeds benefited the Food Group. Although Rubio initially needed to reschedule the event, he lived up to his classy reputation by being there despite the crutches.

Maya Moore

Moore has signed a multi-year contract with the Minnesota Lynx, terms of which were not immediately available, but will keep Moore in a Lynx jersey for the next few seasons. Moore is the reigning league MVP and has been part of two championships with the Lynx in her four seasons as a professional.

This is great news for all Minnesota fans who love good basketball, and, you know, winning.

Other Basketball News - NBA Playoffs

  • John Wall suffers fractured wrist. According to Sports Center, Wizards point guard has five fractures in his wrist and hand, and no timetable for return has been set. Wall suffered the injury, originally identified as a bad sprain, after falling in Game 1. The Hawks-Wizards series is tied 1-1, and the teams will face off again Saturday, most likely without Wall.
  • All series tied at 1-1. Fortunately for NBA fans, Round 2 of the playoffs is shaping up to be a bit more enjoyable than Round 1. All eight teams will head into the weekend with one win apiece, and Chicago/Cleveland will start things off with a 7 p.m. (CST) tipoff tonight.
  • Jimmy Butler named Most Improved Player. On Thursday, the NBA announced that the Chicago guard has won the 2014-2015 Kia Most Improved Player award. Butler is the first Bulls player to win the award. Over the past season, Butler averaged 20 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.75 steals per game. He averaged just 13.1 points per game last season, over the same amount of playing time. To see the full release and voting results, click here.
  • NBA Draft Combine May 12-17. For all the NBA hopefuls, the Draft Combine will be taking place next week in Chicago. The actual on-court portion will be on Thursday and Friday.

Lindsey's Friday Flick Recommendation

It was a tough call for the movie recommendation this week, but I'm going to have to go with one of my all-time favorites:


I'm assuming most of you have already seen this classic film, and maybe this will make you want to dig it out and watch it again! If you haven't seen it, do it now. When 12-year-old Josh wishes he could just be "big," he gets what he asked for ... and then some.

Tom Hanks is fantastic in one of his earliest movies, the story line is fun and creative, and of course you get the famous piano scene that's been referenced over and over since then.

Bonus: this movie was released the year I was born (go ahead and do the math). Watch the trailer below, and happy weekending!