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Season Statistics: 10.6 PPG, 8.2 APG, 4.2 RPG, 2.2 SPG, 35.7% FG and 34.0% 3PT
Coming into this season, there were many varying impressions of Rubio. Most people assumed he would be a bust, just another overhyped European prospect.
However, after the first game, it was clear Rubio could straight-up ball. In fact, he was a top candidate for R.O.Y. before tearing his ACL.
Rubio is one of the best, if not the best passer in the NBA already and definitely the flashiest. We already knew his shooting was suspect, and at times that showed, but shooting can be worked on.
The most surprising part of Rubio's game was his defense. He is a phenomenal defender and does a great job at getting into passing lanes. When he went down injured, the Wolves' points-allowed-per-game suffered dramatically.
The ACL injury was an unfortunate end to his awesome rookie season, but I expect him to be back at full strength for the beginning of next season.