Skip to main content

Ricky Rubio says the Wolves are heartless

Rubio and head coach Tom Thibodeau pulled no punches after their latest loss on Friday night.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Although it's still early in the season, the Timberwolves may have hit a new low to go along with their putrid 6-17 record.

After their 27-point loss to the Pistons on Friday, Ricky Rubio told reporters the team lacks heart.

"We can accept making mistakes and [when we] don't make shots," Rubio said after the game. "Playing with no heart, with no desire, it's just awful. Right now, it's just bad. And it seems like we didn't care."

Even though Rubio is having the worst statistical season of his career, it's clearly more than just the starting point guard's poor play and he's not the only one who is worried.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau agrees with his veteran point guard telling Jon Krawczynski of AP Sports that he's concerned and something has to change.

When the former NBA Coach of the Year was hired in the offseason, the belief was he would make the Wolves a better defensive team, while trying to get them into the playoffs for the first time in 12 years.

However, Minnesota is still among the bottom of the league in points allowed and is even struggling on offense too.

For a team that has Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, the Wolves rank 17th in points per game.

It won't get any easier either as the Timberwolves have Golden State, Chicago, Houston and Oklahoma City looming on their schedule.

Next Up

Xcel Energy Center

NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements

The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.

the mayo clinic - edit

Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death

The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint

The suspect faces three separate felony charges.

mn state capitol january 17 2021

St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years

He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.

Chris Smith

Gophers add All-Ivy League D-tackle from Harvard

Chris Smith will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.

school bus

High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead

Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.

covid-19 testing site sign

Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results

Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.

optum headquarters chad davis wikimedia commons

UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit

The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.

covid

Omicron may have already peaked in Minnesota

Reported cases lag what's happening in real time, so the newly reported cases over the next week or so will still be very high.

MnDot snow plow cam I-35 12-10-21

MnDOT reveals 50 snowplow name finalists

Voting is open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.

gov tim walz

Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects

Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.

Related

Ricky Rubio says the Wolves are heartless

Rubio and head coach Tom Thibodeau pulled no punches after their latest loss on Friday night.

Are the Wolves better without Ricky Rubio?

Is it time to move on from Rubio?

How does Wesley Matthews for Ricky Rubio sound?

The Mavs need a PG, while the Wolves could use some veteran presence and defense.

How does Wesley Matthews for Ricky Rubio sound?

The Mavs need a PG, while the Wolves could use some veteran presence and defense.

Report: The Knicks are picking up their pursuit of Ricky Rubio

League sources believe New York wants to acquire Rubio this summer.