According to Jerry Sgoda of the Star Tribune, the Bucks will face the Minnesota Timberwolves for their miniature preseason. The two teams will play a pair of games in a home-and-home series during the week before Christmas.
Not only will Ricky Rubio’s first NBA action come against Milwaukee, but it will also pit him against Brandon Jennings, who once gave a candid answer when asked if Rubio was overrated.
“Yes. Because he played in the Olympics, he’s been playing pro ball since he was like 14. So there it is right there . … I can’t wait to play him, though, in summer league. I’m just letting you know that now. I can’t wait.
“Yeah, I think I’m a better player than he is. I just shoot the ball better than he can. The only thing I’ve seen him do sometimes is when he has a home-run pass or something like that. I think the dude is just all hype. I can’t even front. I’m just going to be real with you guys.”
Training camps open December 9. Minnesota ranked among the worst defensive teams in the NBA in 2010-11. That status is unlikely to change after a 10-day training camp and the insertion of Rubio into the rotation.
The two teams were originally slated to face each other for an October 22 preseason game in Fargo, ND.