Rubio put up 20 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 135-102 loss to the Hornets. Rubio continues to be one of the Timberwolves' best players on a nightly basis, having been thrust into a larger role following the injury to D'Angelo Russell (knee). This could have been an even better night for Rubio had the game been even remotely close. While Minnesota has been on the wrong end of blowouts lately, the ongoing absences of Russell and Malik Beasley (suspension) render Rubio a must-roster player in 12-team leagues. Despite reaching 30 minutes in only three of his 12 outings since entering the starting five, Rubio has churned out useful averages of 11.4 points (on 43.8 percent shooting from the field), 7.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 three-pointers and 0.9 steals.
Rubio had 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists across 23 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Bucks. Rubio didn't stand out as a scorer in this one, but he was one of four Minnesota players to score in double digits while also displaying an accurate touch from the field -- something that isn't always the case with him. Rubio might benefit from D'Angelo Russell's knee injury to play more meaningful minutes, but even in that scenario, he doesn't carry a lot of upside due to his limited scoring ability.
Rubio posted 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), six assists and a steal across 27 minutes in Sunday's 103-99 loss to the Knicks. Rubio started his seventh consecutive game in place of D'Angelo Russell (knee), and he traded in his usual prolific assist numbers for an efficient shooting night. His 18 points marked his second-best scoring result of the season.
Rubio had 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 13 assists, three rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Pacers. Rubio has started five games in a row due to D'Angelo Russell's knee injury, and the veteran point guard is expected to remain in that role for the foreseeable future. He's experienced an uptick in his numbers as a result of the increased playing time, dishing out eight or more dimes in four of those contests while scoring in double digits in three straight games. He is averaging 11.8 points and 9.0 assists per tilt over that five-game span.
Rubio supplied 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight assists and four rebounds across 29 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Lakers. Rubio endured a tough scoring stretch with 20 straight games with nine or fewer points, but he seems to be turning things around with back-to-back double-digit scoring appearances as a starter. The veteran point guard will likely see an uptick in his numbers while D'Angelo Russell (leg) is out, and while his value as a passer remains unchanged, he might be trending in the right direction toward becoming a more reliable scoring asset. If he's able to accomplish that, then his upside would undoubtedly experience a considerable rise.
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