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Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said Rubio likely will start out with about 16-18 minutes of action in his first few games. Rubio knows that’s probably for the best, but he doesn’t have to like it.

“That’s what the doctors said, that the first games we’ll have to limit the minutes, which I say OK,” Rubio said. “But once I’m out there, I don’t think I can handle that. But it’s going to be coach’s decision to put me on the court.”

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