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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
33-17 7-3 W4
31-21 5-5 W1
23-26 5-5 W1
24-28 1-9 L3
13-38 2-8 L1

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 15.1 4.4 28.6 2.4 3.0

Top Ricky Rubio News

  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Off injury report

    Rubio (knee) is off the injury report for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Rubio will be available Sunday after sitting out the second half of a back-to-back set due to injury management. In his seven appearances this season, the veteran has averaged 4.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 14.6 minutes.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Out due to injury management

    Rubio has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Thunder due to left knee injury management.

    Rubio played 17 minutes off the bench and totaled five points (2-7 FG), seven assists, three rebounds and one steal during Thursday's win over the Rockets. However, the veteran forward is coming off a lengthy rehab following ACL surgery and will take the second night of Cleveland's back-to-back set off to rest his left knee. Donovan Mitchell (groin) is doubtful for Friday's contest, so it looks like Darius Garland and Caris LeVert will operate as the Cavaliers' starting backcourt, while Raul Neto and Cedi Osman could see increased roles off the bench.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Season-high seven assists in win

    Rubio chipped in five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, seven assists and one steal over 17 minutes during Thursday's 113-95 victory over the Rockets.

    Rubio continues to play a limited role off the bench and has not scored more than nine points in any of his games. However, he was able to dish out a season-high seven assists in the win. The fact he remains limited even with Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) sidelined tells you everything you need to know about his role moving forward. The Cavaliers want to have him up and running come the playoffs, meaning he could be locked in at no more than 20 minutes per night, at least for the foreseeable future.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Cleared to play Saturday

    Rubio (knee) is available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

    Rubio will be back in the rotation following a rest day on the front end of the Cavaliers' Friday/Saturday back-to-back. He could see an increased role with Donovan Mitchell (groin) sidelined.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Won't play Friday

    Rubio has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors due to left knee injury management.

    Rubio appeared in the last four matchups and averaged 5.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 13.0 minutes per game. However, after missing nearly three months to begin the regular season, he'll rest for the first half of a back-to-back set Friday to preserve his long-term health. Raul Neto is a candidate to see increased run against Golden State.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Expected to play around 15 minutes

    Coach J.B. Bickerstaff expects Rubio to play approximately 15 minutes during Monday's game against the Pelicans, Spencer Davies of BasketballNews.com reports.

    Rubio made his season debut Thursday against the Trail Blazers after recovering from a torn ACL. He played 10 minutes against Portland before playing 13 minutes Saturday against Minnesota, and the Cavaliers will continue to ease him into action following his lengthy layoff.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Looks good in season debut

    Rubio (knee) closed Thursday's 119-113 win over the Trail Blazers with nine points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist over 10 minutes.

    Making his first appearance of the season after recovering from a torn ACL, Rubio was available on a restricted workload. Despite missing more than 12 months, he looked relatively locked in during his time on the court, connecting on a pair of corner threes while running the offense in true Rubio style. The Cavaliers are going to ease him back slowly given the depth they have at guard, and it's unlikely he becomes anything more than a streaming option for assists in category leagues so long as both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell are healthy.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Good to go

    Rubio (knee) has been cleared to play Thursday against Portland, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Rubio will make his season debut after finishing off his rehab. He's expected to log eight to 12 minutes off the bench, per Fedor, and the Cavs will be sure to keep a close eye on the guard as he eases his way back into game shape.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Officially questionable Thursday

    Rubio (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game versus Portland.

    If Rubio is upgraded to available Thursday, he will likely play 12-15 minutes. However, if he is unable to suit up against the Trail Blazers, he should be able to make his season debut in Saturday's matchup with Minnesota.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Slated for 12-15 minutes in debut

    Rubio (knee) is expected to log around 12-15 minutes in his potential debut Thursday and isn't expected to take part in back-to-backs until after the All-Star break, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

    Rubio is targeting Thursday for his season debut, but that hinges on how he's feeling after Wednesday's practice session. The Cavs should release an injury report later in the day that figures to provide a clearer picture of his status for the contest.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Targeting Thursday for season debut

    Rubio (knee) will practice Wednesday and is targeting Thursday's game versus the Trail Blazers for his first action of the 2022-23 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Rubio has yet to play this season while rehabilitating from offseason knee surgery. However, his return to the lineup may result in Raul Neto falling out of the rotation as the team's backup point guard. Rubio will likely play limited minutes while he works his way into game shape.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Getting close, but still out

    Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Rubio (knee) is "really close" to returning, but the veteran point guard remains out for Tuesday's matchup against the Jazz, Danny Cunningham of 850 ESPN Cleveland reports.

    Rubio has yet to make his season debut while recovering from offseason surgery, but the team has no need to rush the veteran back to game action. Even when he's available, he figures to garner a modest bench role and won't be fantasy relevant unless Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland are unavailable.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Won't play Sunday

    Rubio (knee) is out for Sunday's matchup with the Suns.

    Rubio is still waiting to make his season debut while recovering from offseason surgery. His next chance to suit up is Tuesday's game versus the Jazz.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Remains sidelined

    Rubio (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Evan Dammarell of FearTheSword.com reports.

    Rubio has yet to make his season debut after undergoing off-season surgery on his left knee. His next chance to play will come Sunday against the Suns.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Still out

    Rubio (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup against the Suns.

    Rubio continues to work his way back from ACL surgery, but the Cavaliers do not need to rush him back. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has said previously that he expects the veteran point guard to return sometime in January, but a precise return timetable has yet to be set. Rubio's next chance to suit up will come Friday against Denver.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Progressing, remains out this week

    Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Monday that he doesn't expect Rubio to play in any of the Cavaliers' three games this week, Spencer Davies of BasketballNews.com reports.

    Rubio advanced to 5-on-5 work in practice earlier this month and appears to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from the torn ACL he sustained Dec. 28, 2021, but the veteran point guard looks as though he'll need a little more ramp-up time. Bickerstaff indicated that Rubio should be ready to go shortly after New Year's Day, so the 32-year-old will presumably be viewed as day-to-day once the calendar flips to 2023. Once Rubio is cleared to make his season debut, he'll likely handle a small role off the bench as the primary backup to Darius Garland and will presumably have to sit out one half of back-to-back sets for most of what's left of the season.

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  • Cavaliers' Ricky Rubio: Cleared for 5-on-5 work

    Rubio (knee) was granted clearance to do more 5-on-5 work after his most recent meeting with the medical team, Danny Cunningham of 850 ESPN Cleveland reports.

    Rubio is clearly taking steps toward a return, but the team hasn't set a timetable yet. Even when he eventually retakes the floor, Rubio will likely slowly ramp up his playing time following an ACL injury that required surgery and extensive rehab. When Rubio is cleared for full practice and contact, it should signal that he's nearing his 2022-23 debut.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: El Masnou, Spain
Age: 32
Experience: 11