"After a long time, I'm on the court again," Rubio said. Rubio practiced on Sunday for the first time this season and said his knee responded well. The mental recovery may be nearly as important as the physical for Rubio. There is still no timetable for his first game, and Rubio is trying to be patient to make sure that he is completely ready when he does return after the first major injury of his career. At one point in his first real practice in nine months, Ricky Rubio zipped a pass through defender Josh Howard's legs to an open teammate. Until I'm feeling great and nothing at all about my knee, I'm not going to play," he said. It may take some time for his surgically repaired left knee to get back up to speed.