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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 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

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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

The Mavericks and Timberwolves reportedly discussed a trade involving Wes Matthews and the No. 9 pick for Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick, but those talks are now "dead."

"Dallas does not feel urgency to move up from No. 9," according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. This is also a vote of confidence in Wes Matthews, who is coming off another rough shooting season in which he averaged 13.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Rubio's name has been in the rumor mill for years, so this is nothing new.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 21 - 7:21 PM

The Mavericks have had "in-house talks" about the trade availability of Ricky Rubio according to Mavs Insider Mike Fisher.

The Mavericks will likely consider several PGs on draft night and French PG Frank Ntilikina is high on their list, but Rubio could be their backup plan if they go in another direction. The Wolves shopped Rubio last season because they believe Kris Dunn is their future starter, but it's not clear if their stance has changed after Rubio's strong finish to the 2016-17 season. The Mavericks have also been linked to free agent PG Jrue Holiday, so it sounds like they view Yogi Ferrell as more of a backup.
Jun 18 - 10:04 AM

Some members of the Knicks front office would like to pursue Ricky Rubio in a trade this offseason, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Minnesota and New York were purportedly close to a deal at the February trade deadline, but one never materialized. Rubio went on to have a phenomenal second half of the season, averaging 16.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. However, it appears the Wolves are not sold on Rubio long term. They drafted Kris Dunn with the fifth overall pick in 2016 and have the No. 7 pick in the 2017 draft, which has a number of top-tier PG prospects. It's possible the Knicks could offer SG Courtney Lee in exchange for Rubio.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 3 - 9:20 AM

ESPN is reporting that the Knicks would like to re-engage the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks involving Ricky Rubio this offseason.

The Knicks and Wolves were purportedly close to swapping Derrick Rose for Rubio at the trade deadline back in February, before that deal dissolved. Over the second half of last season, Rubio played some of the best basketball of his career. In 24 games after the All-Star break, Rubio averaged 16.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. Rose ended up tearing his meniscus. Also, Rose is now a free agent, so it is unknown what the Knicks could offer that would entice the Wolves to part with Rubio.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 9:30 AM

Ricky Rubio (rest) did not play on Wednesday against the Rockets.

The Wolves wanted to get a look at their young point guards, so they gave Rubio his first game off since Jan. 22. Considering how well he played, the Rubio trade rumors should subside this summer, but anything is possible after this team was a disappointment.
Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

Kris Dunn will start for Ricky Rubio against the Rockets on Wednesday.

In the season finale, there is a very good chance Rubio gets the night off and Tyus Jones backs up Dunn. Rubio had a great run post break, averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Dunn will be a risky DFS play, but he has upside.
Apr 12 - 8:03 PM

Ricky Rubio played 36 minutes and hit just 4-of-13 shots, but still finished with 14 points, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Tom Thibodeau doesn't rest his guys - ever. It's possible he could sit his studs in Wednesday's finale at Houston, but it doesn't appear to be a likely scenario. Make sure they're all playing prior to game time and then feel free to unleash the Wolves in DFS play. Tonight's game was meaningless, yet Thibs' four key starters (Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rubio) each played at least 36 minutes in a two-point loss.
Apr 11 - 10:32 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
3Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley