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Ricky Rubio | Guard | #9

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: N/A
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (5) / MIN
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Ricky Rubio hit 6-of-18 shots, two 3-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws on his way to 22 points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and six turnovers in Tuesday's preseason win over the Lakers.
Rubio is scoring the ball lately and had 20 points in just 15 minutes on Monday night. He didn't shoot it well tonight, but he's primed for a big season in Utah. Dante Exum is out for an extended period of time, Raul Neto is gimpy and rookie Donovan Mitchell may end up being his backup. Regardless, Rubio should have a big year throwing lobs to Rudy Gobert and running Utah's offense. Oct 11 - 1:17 AM

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Ricky Rubio played just 15 minutes on Monday, but hit 8-of-10 shots and a couple 3-pointers for 20 points, three steals, four turnovers and zero assists.

Don't let the zero assists fool you. Rubio should be poised for a big year and a fresh start with a new team. His shooting will come and go all season, but he was on fire tonight. He's a Top 15 point guard and could easily end up being a value pick if he puts it all together this season. He's undervalued, in our eyes.
Oct 10 - 12:37 AM

Ricky Rubio made 2-of-9 from the field for 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

He missed all four from the field on Wednesday, so it hasn't been a good start for the Spaniard. If you haven't seen Rubio struggle with his shot before, allow us to welcome you to your first season as a dedicated NBA fan. In other words, he'll go through his shooting slumps, so we're not worried about him as a top-15 point guard in standard leagues. He may also have to play more than expected with Dante Exum (shoulder) set to miss significant time.
Oct 7 - 1:36 AM

Ricky Rubio missed all four of field goal attempts on Wednesday, while finishing with more turnovers (six) than assists (five).

Rubio is adjusting to his new team, which was playing without Rodney Hood (rest) and Joe Johnson (rest), and fantasy owners can simply ignore this dud. He was a top-40 option after the break with the Wolves last season, and should flirt with similar value as the catalyst of Utah's offense this year.
Oct 4 - 11:36 PM

Ricky Rubio said he spent the offseason focusing on improving his 3-point shot.

"That's the direction the NBA is heading," he added. Rubio was given the green light from deep after the All-Star break last season and hit 35.3 percent of his triples in that span. He also hit 1.4 triples on a 36.1 percent clip for Spain at Eurobasket. Entering his age-27 season, Rubio is worth a look towards the end of the early rounds and should be poised for his best year yet.
Sep 25 - 8:41 PM

Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting during Sunday's 73-56 win over Turkey, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 21 minutes.

Pau Gasol finished with 11 points, seven boards, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in the easy win and his brother Marc added 10 points, five boards, two assists, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes. The undefeated Spanish team tallied their 12th straight win in this one and they'll look to keep that trend going into Tuesday's matchup against Germany.
Sep 10 - 3:09 PM

Ricky Rubio went 2-of-7 from the field and 7-of-8 from the stripe during Tuesday's win over Croatia, on his way to 13 points, four assists, three boards, two triples and four steals in 27 minutes.

Rubio is coming off a career-year in which he produced top-50 value behind averages of 11.1 points, 9.1 dimes, 4.1 boards, 1.7 steals and just 2.6 turnovers per game on 40.2 percent shooting, and more importantly, he was again able to stay relatively healthy. Injuries were a major issue through three of Rubio's first four years in the league, but he's managed to get through at least 75 games in each of the past two seasons. He'll again be an elite source of steals and dimes this upcoming season in Utah and will make for a solid early mid-round selection on draft day.
Sep 5 - 4:26 PM

Ricky Rubio said he's "really excited" to play for an organization that believes in him.

"It’s a great basketball organization with a good tradition," Rubio said. "It was a little weird. I was six years in Minnesota. My name was in the papers with rumors and all that stuff for the last couple years, but never traded." He lands in a terrific spot on a defense-first team that figures to run a slow pace again. Rubio busted out for the 24th-ranked value in fantasy hoops after the break, so he shouldn't be falling very far in fantasy drafts.
Aug 5 - 7:18 PM

Ricky Rubio passed his physical and the trade sending him to Utah is official.

Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said his team's analysis ranked Rubio as the best defensive point guard in the league for 2015-16, and they had him top-six last season. With Rudy Gobert as an elite backstop defensively, it's easy to see why they valued Rubio, whom they acquired for a protected first-round pick in 2018 (via the Thunder). Rubio should be very busy in a Jazz offense that isn't overflowing with scorers -- they'll likely prioritize surrounding him with a few more shooters this summer.
Jul 5 - 9:26 PM

The Jazz are trading their 2018 first-round pick from the Thunder to Minnesota for Ricky Rubio.

This pick is going to be top-14 protected for the Wolves. After a bumpy start for Rubio last season, he was in a major groove late in the season with post-break averages of 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Rudy Gobert blossomed as one of the best roll men in the NBA last year, so the 1-5 PNRs should be a big part of the Utah offense next year. Plus, now Utah can say they have their point guard when they pitch Gordon Hayward on Monday. For now, Rubio looks like he can be a top-15 fantasy point guard next season.
Jun 30 - 5:19 PM

The Jazz acquiring Ricky Rubio in a trade "is happening," according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

This is a massive deal for both franchises as the Wolves look to give Jimmy Butler the ball more while the Jazz make it clear they won't be bringing back George Hill. The Jazz have been one of the slowest teams in the NBA in the past few years, so that should fit in quite nicely for Rubio's methodical halfcourt style -- he's obviously a great transition passer as well. This also means the Wolves must feel very good about getting Kyle Lowry or another big-name guard. Stay tuned for the details.
Jun 30 - 5:01 PM

The Wolves and Jazz are in "active discussions" on a deal involving Ricky Rubio, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Today is the last day the Jazz can use their $16 million in cap space, so they have a little added incentive to get a deal done before tonight. Of course, this potential move would likely mean George Hill could be a goner, which may also mean they don't like their chances on keeping Gordon Hayward.
Jun 30 - 4:46 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Minnesota "remains intent" on trading Ricky Rubio.

Stein adds that the one of the reasons why Rubio could be on the move is the Wolves are looking for more shooting. This report contradicts Wolves GM Scott Layden's comments this week, as Layden said the team was "planning" on keeping Rubio and gushed about his strong finish to the 2016-17 season. With Kris Dunn in Chicago, whoever the Wolves bring back in a deal for Rubio would immediately step into a large role in Minnesota. For now, it doesn't sound like a deal is in the works yet. Rubio has two years and $29 million left on his deal, so the Wolves won't give him away for cheap.
Jun 26 - 11:35 AM

Wolves GM Scott Layden said that the Wolves are planning to keep Ricky Rubio.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported prior to the draft that Rubio's name was still being shopped around, but then they traded away Kris Dunn to the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler deal. Layden said the Wolves were excited about Rubio's strong finish to the season and added that he's "going to have a great career here," so it now sounds like he will stick around in Minnesota. His usage rate should drop with Butler around, but Rubio should still be an elite source of assists in 2017-18.
Jun 23 - 11:03 AM

Ricky Rubio is an active name in Minnesota's trade discussions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, but he's had one foot out the door ever since the Wolves drafted Kris Dunn. He's coming off a strong season with averages of 11.1 points, 9.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.8 3-pointers, and with just two years and $29 million left on his deal, he should draw plenty of interest. The Wolves have been in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler, but it's not clear if they would take Rubio if their plan is to rebuild.
Jun 22 - 2:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Donovan Mitchell
3Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Joe Johnson
3Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jonas Jerebko
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley