Apr 23, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dante Cunningham (44) during the first half at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

Ricky Rubio Is Ready – Debut Against Cleveland? (UPDATED)


Nov 30, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) works out prior to the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

According to 1500ESPN contributor, Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson), Ricky Rubio has told the Wolves that he is ready to get back into action.

Wolfson says that Rubio is angling to play in tonight’s game against Cleveland, but the final call will be made by coaches and medical staff.

The timetable for Rubio’s return was initially mid-December, but it seems like the promising point guard is eager to play and ready to go.

While there is a chance we might see Rubio play tonight, it wouldn’t be surprising if the coaching staff decided to give him another week of practice. Rubio has participated in full-contact team practice for a little over a week now.

Rubio tore his ACL and LCL last March against the Lakers.

Before picking up the injury Rubio averaged 10.6 points, 8.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.

 

UPDATE: According to @Twolves_PR Rubio will not play tonight. He is likely to make his season debut somewhere between Dec 12-15.

For more NBA news and updates follow Vytis on twitter: @VytisLasaitis

 

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio