Off the Record (OTR)

Rubio wants to play Friday

We can’t see this happening, but whatever. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio tore his ACL last year and for a while now he’s been targeting a December return.

And sources tell ESPN 1500in Minnesota that he’d actually like to return on Friday night.

As for when Rubio will make his season debut, the source said he was angling to play on Friday night against Cleveland. However, the source said the medical staff and coaches will have final say.

Which means it ain’t happening. Head coach Rick Adelman has said that Rubio is still not where he needs to be in his conditioning. His lateral movement (surprise, surprise) still isn’t where it needs to be and we think it’s much more likely that he returns on the 15th.

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