Rubio with Minnesota coach Flip Saunders
Jordan Johnson/National Basketball Association
By SI Wire
October 31, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves and guard Ricky Rubio have reached an agreement on a four-year, $55 million contract extension, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports on Friday night.

Rubio will make $14 million per year as the Timberwolves transition away from Kevin Love-influenced teams toward a core group of younger players, Wojnarowski writes.

The contract extension comes two years after Rubio suffered a torn ACL, from which he has had a protracted recovery.

Rubio notched 36 minutes, seven assists and 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting in the Timberwolves' season-opening loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis. The next night he tallied 29 minutes, eight assists and 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting in a home victory against the Detroit Pistons.

In four seasons in the league, Rubio has averaged 8.1 assists, 10.2 points and 37 percent shooting in 32 minutes per game. The 2013-2014 season is the only one of his four in which he has played all 82 games.

On Saturday, the Timberwolves host the Chicago Bulls in Minnesota.

- Christopher Woody

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