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Ricky Rubio says it’s too early to suggest Minnesota Timberwolves will make playoffs

April 09, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) shoots the ball against Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio decided he’d differentiate from the typical response when he was pressed about the T’Wolves’ playoff chances this season – he doesn’t know.

A question that almost always assuredly receives a positive generic answer, Rubio took the realistic route and suggested that it’s simply too early to make that prediction.

Per Hoops Hype:

It’s playoffs or bust?

RR: Too early to say if the playoffs are the goal. Let’s see how things go in training camp and how the new pieces fit in. Then we’ll see how things evolve during the season, it’s too early to talk about playoffs.

Rubio, who is about as pass first as one can get, has been asked by the team to take on more of a scoring role this season. So, it should be interesting to see how it helps or hurts his game, which is built off of his sensational passing talent more than his scoring ability.

Nice to see a little candidness from a player as opposed to the robot version.

Topics: Minnesota TImberwolves, Ricky Rubio

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