Ricky Rubio has not played in the NBA since the 2022-23 season. Cleveland Cavaliers fans were hopeful he’d return to action sometime this season, however, it turns out that Rubio is calling it a career. He made it official on Thursday after sending a heartfelt letter on social media.
The former Cavs point guard has apparently been going through some personal issues. It’s unclear what they are, but Ricky Rubio states in his retirement letter that he’ll open up about it someday. But for now, Rubio is keeping it private. In his letter, he also thanked the Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns.
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) January 4, 2024
Hopefully, Rubio overcomes whatever problems he’s dealing with. Getting his mental health in check is much more important than playing basketball. Calling it a career might just be the best possible scenario for Ricky Rubio right now. The good news is that it sounds like he’s progressing in the right direction.
Ricky Rubio spent 12 years playing in the NBA. During that span, Rubio averaged 10.8 points, 7.4 assists, and 4.1 rebounds. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He had all of the potential in the world after lighting it up in professional leagues in Spain as a teenager.
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As for the Cavs, they likely already have Rubio’s replacement. Darius Garland is the starting point guard once he’s healthy. Additionally, Cleveland may have struck gold with undrafted free agent Craig Porter Jr.
With that said, we at ClutchPoints wish nothing but the best for Ricky Rubio. Hopefully, he enjoys retirement.