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Wolves believe Rubio is being unfairly roughed up by opposing defenses

The Timberwolves believe opposing defenses are being too rough on rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. To get their point to the league, Wolves' president of basketball operations David Kahn sent video examples of Rubio being muscled around. Head coach Rick Adelman says Rubio is "learning on the fly" to deal with the physical play.
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The Timberwolves believe opposing defenses are being too rough on rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. To get their point to the league, Wolves' president of basketball operations David Kahn sent video examples of Rubio being muscled around. Head coach Rick Adelman says Rubio is "learning on the fly" to deal with the physical play.

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