In the worst news possible for both the Minnesota Timberwolves and fantasy owners of Ricky Rubio alike, the young superstar's season came to an abrupt end when his knee buckled after he collided with Kobe Bryant on Friday, March 9th, tearing his ACL.
Just how valuable has Rubio been? As NBA.com's Steve Aschburner notes, Rubio "ranked fifth in assists (8.5) and third in steals (2.22), and was among the league leaders in charges drawn and in alley-oop assists."
Minnesota will have their work cut out for them finding a capable replacement and keeping their playoff hopes alive, as will every fantasy basketball owner that was counting on Rubio down the stretch run.
If you haven't already picked up Luke Ridnour—Rubio's direct backup on the T-Wolves—here's a look at other Plan B options that might be floating around on the waiver wire at this moment.