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ive always been a fan. and idk if you guys are watching this wolves game, but he is picking them apart.... with help from love, and tolliver. but man... this guy is the real deal. obviously their pg of the future. guys, this guy is seriously special. didnt believe the hype, well believe it now. this guy is incredible.... he will be up there for rookie of the year, no question!


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I liked him as a prospect i

I liked him as a prospect i knew he would be a great pg in terms of passing ability, iq,and court vision but i didn't think he would as good as he is offensively(not yet atleast). He has an extremely bright future and hes only 21!

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He's really improved his all

He's really improved his all round offensive game, I was worried his shooting wouldn't be up to par...but so far so good

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effects of playing in europe

effects of playing in europe instead of college?

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looks comfortable

Rubio looks comfortable out there, all those years of playing the pros overseas made this an easier transition than for most rookies - kind of like when Ichiro came to play for Seattle. He's knocking down some jumpers and I was first hoping for 10-12 ppg originally but that may have to be moved to 14-16 especially if he gets starter minutes down the road.

Get rid of Beasley and get Young from Washington!!

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I think it might have been

I think it might have been better for him if he stayed at Joventud instead of signing with Barcelona because he probably would have gotten a lot more minutes and scoring responsibility. Playing in Europe probably makes the adjustment easier than college ball though, at least in terms of physicality

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Solid game all around

Great night shooting the ball, 2 of 3 from deep and 4 for 4 from the strip in 26 minutes. Throw in 7 assists, not a bad game at all. If he puts those kind of numbers up all year he could make some noise for rookie of the year.

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What do you think his peak

What do you think his peak years will be like stat wise? Is 20-12-6 for a couple of seasons asking too much after a so few games?

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he had a +/- of +14 today...

he had a +/- of +14 today... the best was +15. with rubio in the game derrick williams might be a better option than beasley.

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Is 20-12-6 for a couple of

Is 20-12-6 for a couple of seasons asking too much after a so few games?

Hell yeah. He has been fantastic thus far, BUT he is far, far from being a 20ppg scorer or even 15ppg at that. And the 6 reb sounds pretty unrealistic, also. Nash is a 20 ppg scorer in his prime and he is a great shot creater for himself, Rubio could pull in J kidd scoring numbers eventually

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His career arc should most

His career arc should most closely resembles J Kidd's because that's who his game most resembles. So 20 ppg is a lil high considering he's a past first guy surrounded by a ton of scoring talent but 6rpg isn't unrealistic because he crashes the boards often.

Also Rubio should develop into a 2spg player.

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Hes always got his head up

Hes always got his head up looking for an open man. He doesn't force the issue. Understands that not every pass needs to be flashy. He is very deceptive which has made him a better scorer than most had imagined at this point. Triple Double threat already given quality minutes. Rubio is 4 real.

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I agree with m-dymes. Because people are looking for his passes it leaves him so many openings to get easy layups or pullups. Today he had a beautiful drive into the lane, where he faked the pass and had an easy lay up. Once he learns to do that consistently I believe he can get around 15 ppg along with the 6 boards and 2 steals...with double digit assists

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Rubio's best comparison is

Rubio's best comparison is going to be Rondo. He's a natural playmaker, and score on the drive occasionally, is a weak shooter (although already looking better than Rondo in that respect), will get steals with his length and anticipation and can defend on ball quite well, even though he gambles. He also rebounds well for his size and is very composed on the court.

He's not quite as athletic as Rondo, but he's bigger. Luckily he's on a team loaded with scoring so he doesn't have to shoulder a scoring burden, and his playmaking will be even more important.

Minnesota is looking ready to make a Thunder jump next season, similar to the second year of Durant/Westbrook for OKC. Rubio, Love and Williams will be more adjusted to Adelman's system and each other, and should be able to take that leap after showing they can already be competitive with the top teams in the NBA.

For all the guys that were hating on Kahn, he had the balls to stick to his vision and build through the draft; yes, he could have probably done a better job at finding a SG with that Flynn pick. Adelman is the right coach for this team, and I think Minnesota as an organisation has made good moves to be competitive in the future and has a team filled with players who complement each other.

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