Ricky Rubio makes preseason debut

Timberwolves starting point guard Ricky Rubio made his preseason debut in Sunday’s 90-68 loss at Memphis, offering a defensive presence and showing the residue from his time away.

“I felt a little rusty, but it’s a matter of time,” Rubio said. “Don’t worry, there’s two more games in preseason. I’ll be ready for regular season to start.”

Wolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell said he’d play Rubio until he tired. Apparently, that wasn’t until Rubio played 23 minutes and delivered a scoreless performance that also included four assists, three rebounds, two turnovers and a steal.