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Ricky Rubio | Guard | #3

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: N/A
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Ricky Rubio had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, connecting on 6-of-12 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws in 27 minutes.
It was Rubio's highest-scoring game in December, which speaks volumes about his reduced offensive role next to rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell. Raul Neto (concussion) was out tonight and it sounds like he's still in the concussion protocol, since we've yet to hear about him practicing, so Rubio could earn a few extra minutes if Neto misses more time. Dec 14 - 1:02 AM

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Ricky Rubio hit 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 4-of-4 free throws for 11 points, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes of Thursday's 112-101 loss to the Rockets.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell is running circles around most of his teammates right now, especially Rubio. Rubio is averaging just 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals over his last four games, and has hit just 7-of-26 shots (27%) over that stretch. He came on really strong in the second half last season, so there's still hope, but he wasn't playing alongside Mitchell then, either.
Dec 8 - 1:20 AM

Ricky Rubio was held to zero points on 0-of-7 shots against the Pelicans on Friday.

Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks combined for 65 points, so the Jazz were lucky to escape with their fifth straight win despite Rubio's donut. He did have seven rebounds with four assists and a steal, but the buy-low window is still wide open after yet another dud. He'll look to bounce back against a Wizards team on Monday that is missing John Wall.
Dec 2 - 1:07 AM

Ricky Rubio played 22 minutes with 11 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

Foul trouble was a factor with his second foul coming at 8:53 left in the first. Rubio actually did look good in this game even with the Bucks trapping him, and he was 4-of-5 from the field. An unsuspecting owner may panic over the 22 minutes, so he could be a buy-low option at a bargain price.
Nov 26 - 12:29 AM

Ricky Rubio made 4-of-10 shots to finish Wednesday's home victory with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

Rubio hit a 3-pointer tonight and for once his low playing time (24 minutes) can be contributed to a lopsided score, not simply coach Quin Snyder's rotations. Nobody on Utah's roster played more than 26 minutes tonight, so there's not a lot to glean from the results here -- Joe Ingles was solid with 12 points and five boards, Jonas Jerebko hit double-digits with 10 points in 22 minutes, and the Jazz picked up 51 points from their bench tonight.
Nov 23 - 12:41 AM

Ricky Rubio hit 5-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals, a block and six turnovers in 22 minutes of Monday's blowout loss to the Sixers.

Rubio hasn't played well for most of this season, but finally looked better tonight. Hopefully his achilles injury is behind him and this will be the start of a hot streak for Rubio.
Nov 20 - 9:41 PM

Ricky Rubio scored nine points with six rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 16 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He was expected to play 25 minutes, but he didn't need to because the Jazz won this by 40. For what it's worth, Rubio did look like he was moving around better, but he did miss some wide open shots. The bad news is Donovan Mitchell is handling the ball a lot more than expected, so that may explain the decline in dimes. Achilles issues can linger for a while, so hopefully the game off can get Rubio back on track. He does make some sense as a buy-low player, but only if it's at a heavy discount.
Nov 18 - 10:13 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles) will start against the Magic on Saturday and is expected to play around 25 minutes.

After getting Friday off, Rubio will be back out there after his Jazz team got thumped in Brooklyn. Rubio has been awful this month with poor shooting, a drop in dimes and some poor defense for his club. With him back, Alec Burks and Raul Neto figure to lose minutes. Rodney Hood and Donovan Mitchell should still be in for productive nights.
Nov 18 - 5:32 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) is probable for Saturday's game vs. Orlando.

Rubio was sidelined Friday night vs. the Nets. It was the first game he missed all season. Donovan Mitchell started at PG and played 35 minutes. Raul Neto logged 20 minutes off the bench. Nate Wolters saw just three minutes of action. Neto would see his playing time reduced if Rubio returns. Mitchell would still likely log 30-plus minutes. Rubio has struggled this season. He is shooting 37.3 percent from the floor and averaging just 5.5 assists per game. He's never averaged fewer than 7.3 assists over a full NBA campaign.
Nov 18 - 1:15 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nets.

Rubio has been struggling all season, so here's hoping that resting his Achilles may help. Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell will see an uptick in minutes with Rubio sidelined. Over the 97 minutes Mitchell has logged over his last three games, 32 of those minutes came at point guard. Mitchell is an intriguing DFS option for Friday, especially considering Utah is playing the fast-paced Nets. The Jazz has also recalled Nate Wolters from the G-League. He will be active on Friday and will serve as Utah's third-string PG.
Nov 17 - 12:02 PM

Ricky Rubio (Achilles) is questionable to face the Nets on Friday.

He just hasn't looked right all year and maybe this is why. The first unit continues to struggle lately, and Rubio ranks second to last in net rating over the last three while making just 31.3 percent from the field in November. Meanwhile, Donovan Mitchell has logged a whopping 32 minutes at point guard to go with his 65 minutes as a wing over his last three. If Rubio can't play, Mitchell and the wings should be very busy while Raul Neto would have to step up a lot.
Nov 16 - 3:36 PM

Ricky Rubio had 13 points (4-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes during a losing effort on Wednesday.

Quin Snyder recently dismissed concerns about Rubio's shooting -- he shot 43.0 percent in October, but came in at 30.1 percent in November. The real concern for his fantasy owners should be playing time, since he'd no more than 28 minutes in four of Utah's previous five games. There's no need to panic, of course, and tonight was a step in the right direction.
Nov 15 - 10:33 PM

The Jazz have no plans of benching Ricky Rubio, according to sources of Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Rubio has not played very well at all in Utah this season, and he's been particularly bad over the past few weeks with meager averages of 11.6 points, 3.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.3 turnovers per contest, but the Jazz just want him to play through this rough stretch. He also doesn't have an obvious replacement, as Quin Snyder prefers to run Donovan Mitchell at the two and Dante Exum (shoulder) is essentially out for the season, so for now, his spot in the starting five is safe.
Nov 15 - 1:00 PM

Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-7 shots and missed all six of his 3-point attempts for a season-low three points, two assists, zero steals and three turnovers in Monday's 109-98 loss to the Wolves.

Rubio has cooled off in November after a hot start in October, hasn't scored more than 11 points in his last five games, and hasn't had a double-digit assist game since Oct. 25. This was just his second game of the season without a steal, while he hasn't hit a 3-pointer in any of his last four games (0-for-14). He should get it going again soon and was coming off a 10-7-8 line on Saturday against the Nets.
Nov 13 - 11:35 PM

Ricky Rubio posted 10 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals across 36 minutes in Saturday's game against Brooklyn.

That's a little bit better. He was 0-of-5 from the field in Friday's game against Miami, so this was a step in the right direction. Still, he has knocked down just one 3-pointer over his past five outings after averaging 1.9 triples in seven October contests, and his points are down over a bucket per game in November.
Nov 12 - 1:08 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
4Nate Wolters
SG1Donovan Mitchell
2Rodney Hood
3Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Joe Johnson
3Thabo Sefolosha
4Royce O'Neale
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jonas Jerebko
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley