Wolves exercise options on G Rubio, F Williams
The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised third-year options on
guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams for the 2013-14
Rubio averaged 10.6 points, 8.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per
game last season. He finished as runner-up in the NBA’s Rookie of
the Year voting and finished sixth in the league, and first among
rookies, in assists last season. The second-year guard from Spain
is recovering from surgery in March to repair torn ligaments in his
Williams appeared in all 66 games for the Timberwolves as a
rookie, averaging 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. The second
overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft out of Arizona finished fifth
among rookies in rebounding and seventh in scoring last season.
The Timberwolves announced the move on Tuesday.