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T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the game on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets, but it has nothing to do with the trade rumors that have surrounded him of late.

Rubio left the team on Friday for personal reasons and will not rejoin the Wolves until late Sunday or Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday after practice. Rubio had to return home to Spain, and his brother posted on Instagram that their grandmother had passed away.

Rubio did not play in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday because of tightness in his left hip, but Thibodeau said Saturday that was not a concern going forward. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones filled in...