Ricky Rubio Is Putting On A Show For The Wolves

Ricky Rubio triple-double and double behind-the-back layupTimberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is nearing the end of his second NBA season. The flashy passer's play helped propel the Timberwolves back on the map last season, before tearing his ACL, ending both his rookie campaign and effectively the Timberwolves sudden renaissance. Due to the seriousness of the injury, Rubio also missed the first month and a half of this season.

As expected, Rubio's comeback was initially slowed by his still heeling knee. Minnesota had high hopes for this season, but a rash of injuries (including losing Kevin Love twice to a broken hand) derailed any hopes of a successful season. Since Love went out for the second time, on January 3, the Wolves are a miserable 7-25.

During the last month, Rubio has really picked up his game, while now appearing to be 100 percent healthy. In the last 10 contests alone, the young Spaniard is averaging 12.7 points, 9.4 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game

Tuesday night, Rubio recorded his first career triple-double (21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) against the San Antonio Spurs. His stellar performance was capped off by an amazing double behind-the-back layup, late in the fourth quarter (video below).

Even though the Timberwolves have struggled over the past several years, if Rubio and Love are able to remain together, Minnesota is still poised for an extremely bright future.