Wolves president of Basketball Operations David Kahn wants the NBA to take a closer look at the way players are defending his rookie point guard Ricky Rubio lately.

Rubio started his career off hot in the frozen weather that Minneapolis brings after Christmas.  He was averaging 11.5 points per game and 8.4 assists per game all while shooting 35.6 percent.  None of these numbers are phenomenal (or Jordan like), but it has brought a much better season of basketball to Minnesota than the Rubio-less Wolves did last year.  A guy who can create (much like Jordan, but in a different way) completely changes a team’s success.

Now, over the last 6 games, which Kahn questions, Rubio has shot a painful 9 of 45 (20%) while averaging just 5.8 points and 7.3 assists per game.  Kahn feels that opponents are pushing him around far more than he would like to see.  Perhaps his rookie status is why the league lets them get away with such things.  None the less the team has sent video to the league that it deems are fouls that have gone uncalled, for further review.

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