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Rubio's return may wait until 2013

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08:11 AM ET 09.28 | Ricky Rubio has for three weeks now been running on his surgically repaired knee, though his return remains well on the horizon. [Rubio] said he could play his next NBA game by December, nine months after he tore two ligaments there. "I don't know, they say December, but it could be January," he said. "I don't want to say a time because I don't want to rush it. I want to be ready when I am ready." Rubio returned to Vail, Colo., three weeks ago for another checkup with his surgeon and was given approval to begin running again in three- minute segments alternated with walking. He plans one more trip there to see knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman. "But it's just to shake the hand with the doctor when I'm ready, when I'm ready to roll," he said.

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September 28, 2012  08:24 AM ET

You Still Get Paid, Bro.

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September 28, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Knees get better. They don't get well. Rubio is young, he has that in his favor. But it will be extremely difficult for him to be the player the Timberwolves are expecting.

September 28, 2012  09:13 AM ET

I simply can't wait to "white jesus" get back, yeah cause he'll be doin $hiit like dis and dat, aww wit da crossover and all that.

I spit, dis cat, hav'em sayin, can I git wit dat, hit dat, spit dat, no look wack, never dat,

Yeah suckas, I'm that cat that cha know ya miss, when I was on the floor doin dat $hiit dat had cha pumpin ya fist. sayin damn "he just didn't do that" sayin damn "he just didn't do that" aww the muthafukin "white jesus" is back

September 28, 2012  09:35 AM ET

It's probably best they hold him out till next season... heck they can tank and probably land a top 3 pick then make the big playoff push come next season...

September 28, 2012  09:53 AM ET

The T-Wolves needs to take this injury very carefully and not rush this kid. They won't be a playoff team this upcoming season.

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September 28, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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It's probably best they hold him out till next season... heck they can tank and probably land a top 3 pick then make the big playoff push come next season...

They won't be THAT bad without Rubio...but they sure won't have much of a chance of getting into the playoffs without him.

September 28, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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They won't be THAT bad without Rubio...but they sure won't have much of a chance of getting into the playoffs without him.

I guess you didn't see how bad the season went once he got hurt did you??? They'll be challenging for the top pick in the draft without him...

September 28, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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Knees get better. They don't get well. Rubio is young, he has that in his favor. But it will be extremely difficult for him to be the player the Timberwolves are expecting.

Adrian Peterson look pretty good.

September 28, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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Ditto for D Rose. That guy is done as we knew him.

if being wrong was a job, you would be the CEO

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September 28, 2012  01:09 PM ET

Swauny Jones, are you on crack?? Its an entire new team and ready to go. They will be 6-7-or 8 in the Western conference. Smoke another rock.

September 28, 2012  02:20 PM ET

Three Quarters of The League has bad Knees!

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September 29, 2012  06:42 AM ET

Wow. Now everybody is a Medical Doctor, amazing.

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