Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9), of Spain, passes the ball around Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42) during the first half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio was making his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9), of Spain, passes the ball around Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42) during the first half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio was making his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9), of Spain, passes the ball around Dallas Mavericks power forward Elton Brand (42) during the first half on an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Minneapolis. Rubio was making his season debut after recovering from surgery on his left knee. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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