Rubio knows big expectations await his return - Article Photos 1/1

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, DEC. 8-9 - FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, injured Minnesota Timberwolves players, from left, J.J. Barea, Ricky Rubio of Spain, and Nikola Pekovic of Montenegro, chat before an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Minneapolis. Thanks to a renewed focus overseas from David Kahn and top international scout Pete Philo, suddenly Minnesota is becoming a destination site for some of the top talent in the world. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)