Ricky Rubio mania is almost here

The Spanish phenom's long-awaited debut will come as a belated Christmas gift; the Wolves open their season a day after the holiday. Only time will tell if the point guard is a keeper or destined to be re-gifted.
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The Spanish phenom's long-awaited debut will come as a belated Christmas gift; the Wolves open their season a day after the holiday. Only time will tell if the point guard is a keeper or destined to be re-gifted.

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