Continuing our new NBA 2K15 MyTeam Sapphire Card Series we feature Point Guard Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Be sure to checkout the video for tips on how to get the most out of him.

NBA2K15 recently updated the rewards for completing some of the 2014-2015 NBA Roster Collection’s (found under “Collection’s” in MyTeam mode). This is a Breakdown of the Minnesota Timberwolves Reward.

AGE: 24 HT: 6’4 WT: 192lbs Position: PG
Drafted: 2009 , Round 1 Pick #5
Current Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Badges: 15
NBA ALL-ROOKIE FIRST TEAM (2012)

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Spain’s Ricard “Ricky” Rubio played in his first Professional Euroleague game in 2006 at the age of Sixteen, Three years later he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves (5th pick, Round 5) since day 1 of his NBA Career he has been compared to Pete “Pistol Pete” Maravich because of his elite passing and ball handling skills he is a magician with the rock, NBA2K15 echoes these comparisons completely.  Look to make difficult passes a myriad of other guards could never dream of including but not limited to Alley-Oops from Halfcourt or closer (granted the player finishing the play is a high flying Dunker). Also utilize passes in traffic through tough defense and full court outlet passes as well, Rubio’s passing vision (99) and accuracy will reward the user immensely especially because he has the “Dimer” badge (which allows him to find teammates in correct position to score easily) also keep in mind holding L2/Left Trigger when passing will result in a bounce pass useful for heavy defense’s and smart passing alike.

With such potent offensive skills Rubio’s defensive talents are not to be overlooked his steal rating is (96 very high) although he is not a Lockdown Defender his lateral quickness (88) and Defensive IQ of (81) can help on the Defensive end of the floor. Check the Auction House for a “Lockdown Defender” Badge to apply to him to improve defense.