Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders has stated that he trusts Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who is getting more and more into the team’s game, and is proportionate “good leadership“, and stated that the El Masnou”keep getting better“. Rubio played almost 24 minutes in the game that played the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.. The game ended with Minnesota’s victory 103-106.
Rubio went to 3 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. The point guard made only one of four shots out of two he attempted and missed his only 3-point attempt. Rubio recently stated that he is not playing at his usual level and that he has to find his game again in a Timberwolves that occupy the last place in the Western Conference, with 16 losses and seven victories, including today’s against the Thunder.
But in recent games, Saunders has placed Rubio in the final minutes alongside starting point guard D’Angelo Russell, increasing the minutes for the Spanish point guard. To questions after the game, Saunders stated that “Ricky is no different than many, which means it’s a different year and some players are in different places when it comes to finding their rhythm.“. “I think Ricky, in the last week, and some games have been better than others, has had more Ricky Rubio moments“continued the Timberwolves coach.
“There are reasons why his teammates want to play with him and it is that he organizes the players, competes and does the right thing. It will keep getting better and better especially coming from a little rest. Has provided us with good leadership lately“, he finished pointing.
For his part, Russell, who made the winning shot against the Thunder, declared after the confrontation that “He totally trusted Ricky. Used to make it hard for me in the past. Every time he is on the track with me I am listening and I support him whenever he wants. That gives us another dynamic“, he assures.