Rubio (ankle) will be available Tuesday against the Magic. This was anticipated after he was declared probable for Tuesday following Monday's practice. He missed the last two games with soreness in his left ankle. Look for him to start against the Magic, but given Zach LaVine's impressive performance in Rubio's absence, the two point guards should each get their share of opportunities, at least in the short term.
Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell said after Monday's practice session that Rubio (ankle) should play Tuesday against the Magic, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Rubio, who missed the Wolves' last two games with soreness in his left ankle, was able to participate fully in Monday's session, and looks to be ready to reclaim his starting point guard role. The Timberwolves should formally clarify whether or not Rubio will be available following pregame warmups, but as of now, it looks like Zach LaVine, who has performed well in his starting opportunities in place of Rubio this season, will head back to a reserve role.
Rubio (ankle) is targeting a return for Tuesday's game against Orlando, Darren Wolson of 1500 ESPN reports. Rubio aggravated his ankle injury during Wednesday's game against Atlanta, and he was held out Friday versus Sacramento, as well as Sunday against the Clippers. Rubio is said to be feeling better Monday, but he'll still have to make it through pregame work Tuesday before being officially cleared. Assuming Rubio returns Tuesday, he'll have three days to recuperate with the Timberwolves off until Saturday.
Rubio will not play in Sunday's game against the Clippers, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. Rubio is being held out as a precautionary measure to further rest his sore ankle. He'll be inactive Sunday, but isn't far from a return and will be targeting Tuesday's matchup with the Magic as a return date. Zach LaVine started for Rubio on Friday, so the Timberwolves will likely go that route again Sunday. Andre Miller should also see an increase in minutes with Rubio sidelined.
Rubio (ankle) is aiming to play Sunday against the Clippers, the Star Tribune reports. Rubio was scratched from Friday's game against the Kings due to ankle injury, but the team does not believe the ailment is related to the injury that cost him 22 games last season. Rubio, who missed four games earlier in the year with a hamstring issue, said he jammed the ankle Wednesday against Atlanta. Barring a setback Saturday, Rubio will likely be available Sunday against Los Angeles.
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