Recommendation: Rubio skipped morning shootaround and pregame warmups as a result of the back issue, sealing his status as inactive. While the back spasms don't sound overly concerning, it's becoming increasingly difficult to wait for the Timberwolves to unleash Rubio in full. Since returning from a torn ACL earlier in December, Rubio has averaged just 18 minutes per game, gathering 4.2 points and four assists on a horrid 23.8 percent shooting over five games.
Update: Rubio (back spasms) will sit out Saturday against the Suns.
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