Jan 6, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) brings the ball up court during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 126-95. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio on pace to be worst percentage shooter in NBA history


There are a lot of things to love about Minnesota Timberwolves point guard, Ricky Rubio. The native Spaniard can see the floor better than most in the league. His passing? Though at times a bit wild, could be defined as extraordinary. His basketball IQ? One of the better in the league. But his shooting? Oh my – it’s bad.

How bad, you ask? Historically bad.

Granted, Rubio at just 24 has only played in parts of three seasons at the NBA level but he has yet to shoot over 36% in a full season and according to HoopsHype is currently on pace to be the worst shooter in NBA history – at least according to percentages:

Rubio is currently on pace to be the worst percentage shooter in NBA history. Yes, you heard that right, worst in history. And if he doesn’t fix his deficiencies in his shot, he won’t ever reach his full potential and the mythical-like legend of Ricky Rubio in Spain will remain just that, a myth.

Thankfully, there is plenty of time for Rubio to fix his wayward jump shot. But it’s a shame to see a player so gifted struggle so mightily with such a key component to success.

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