Ricky Rubio’s time with the Cleveland Cavaliers may come to an end soon. Rubio, a veteran point guard, is reportedly discussing parting ways with the Cavs as doubts have emerged about his return to the NBA, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Rubio hasn’t played during the 2023-24 season as he manages his mental health. The concern has led to a belief that Rubio’s time in the league could be over.
If Rubio decides he wants to continue playing, the Cavs could still consider trading him as they look to open up a roster spot. However, Cleveland may end up releasing the veteran as well.
Regardless of what the future holds for Rubio, he should be proud of his impressive NBA career.
A look at Cavs guard Ricky Rubio’s career in the NBA
Rubio made his NBA debut in 2011 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. An exciting guard, Rubio displayed elite court vision and passing ability early in his career.
Rubio wasn’t the best scorer, but still consistently averaged over 10 points for most of his career. In fact, his scoring total currently sits at 10.2 points per game for his time in the league.
Rubio’s ability to record assists stood out, however. His career-average of 7.2 assists per contest speaks to his ability to find open teammates on a consistent basis. Additionally, Rubio was a respectable defender and effective floor general.
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Aside from Minnesota, Rubio also played for the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and Cavs. He’s been in Cleveland since the 2021-22 campaign, but was limited to under 34 games in each of his two seasons with the Cavaliers.
It is uncertain what Rubio’s basketball future holds at the moment. At 33-years old, there is a chance that we have seen the last of Rubio at the NBA level. Nothing is guaranteed at the moment, though.
We will continue to monitor and provide updates on Rubio and the Cavs as they are made available.