Rubio to make season debut tonight

Ricky Rubio is ready for his first game of the season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Rubio has been cleared

to make his season debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday

night. It will be Rubio’s first game since he tore the ACL and LCL

in his left knee last March.

The slick-passing point guard has been practicing with the team

for nearly two weeks to make sure his knee was ready.

The Wolves have sorely missed Rubio. They’ve struggled with

injuries to many of their key players and starter Luke Ridnour

hasn’t been able to get the offense moving as crisply as Rubio did

last season.

Rubio says in a statement that he’s excited to hit the court for

the first time this season.