Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

Ricky Rubio’s recovery going well, may be on court in camp


Ricky Rubio is spending his summer trying to recover from his ACL and LCL injury. He’d rather be adding to Spain’s spectacular passing at the London Olympics, but he’s not ready. (Seriously, watch a Spain game. That is a great passing team, just beautiful ball movement.)

So how is that recovery going? Here is what Rubio himself tweeted:

Check out w the doctor went great! My knee its good even better than he expected! ‪#hardwork

Adding to that, here is what T-Wolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune wrote after speaking with GM David Kahn:

“He will be with us in training camp, at practice, he’ll hopefully be able to do some non-contact things that month (October), but I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves,” Kahn said. “It’s very important for him and for our team that he starts the season traveling, practicing, that he’s here. He won’t be that far away, although we’re not going to put any dates certain on anything. He’ll be everywhere we are.”

This is a situation where you don’t want to rush him and have him aggravate anything. Take your time. With him back and if Brandon Roy can give them anything this may be a playoff team. But they need to think long term here. It’s a long season.

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.