MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota.
"It's this guy's team right here," Martin said, nodding at the fourth-year point guard. "He makes everything go."
During his first three seasons with the Timberwolves, Rubio usually deferred to Love when leadership was needed. Love was the All-Star. Love was the headliner. Love was here first.