via Pioneer Press:
There are parts of Ricky Rubio’s game that haven’t changed since being injured such as his leadership instincts but what has is a few of his game’s essentials: conditioning, his jump shot and, most important, comfort with his surgically repaired left knee.
Heading into the Wolves’ game Wednesday night against Brooklyn at Target Center, Rubio was shooting just 23 percent (12 of 52), including 0 for 10 on three-pointers.
“I feel good, but I still have pain in the knee,” Rubio said. “They say it’s normal and that it will take a year or year and a half to get where you don’t think about it. I don’t want to think about next season. I’m living in the present. I want to get healthy this season. I don’t want to think about anything else.”
“Sometimes I want to jump and I’m only two inches off the floor,” Rubio said, smiling. “Last year I could almost dunk that [layup miss]. I never jumped too high anyway, to be honest. I can jump a little bit, but right now I can’t even dunk. I’m not going to say I was doing 360s and all that stuff before I was hurt …”