Ricky Rubio is still an interesting player in the market even when he is injured. The Cavaliers guard tore the ACL in his left knee in one of the last games in 2021, but there are a few teams interested in him, according to journalist Shams Charania, The Athletic. The Spaniard may change teams again even without being able to play.
The Cavaliers continue to study the best way to improve their defense, where Ricky had an important role, and strengthen their outside game, as Collin Sexton was also injured at the beginning of the season and will not return until next season. There are teams that are showing interest in an operation that will include the Spanish player and some draft picks. The point guard, who until his injury equaled his best scoring average in the NBA (13.1 points), is especially attractive because of his $ 17.8 million contract, which ends this season.
One of the names that have come out as a possible piece of change is Caris LeVert, a Pacers player who has long been considering rebuilding. With 17.8 points and 4.0 assists, he could serve a Cavaliers in need of someone to help Darius Garland and Rajon Rondo create the game.
If a transfer that included Ricky was consummated, the point guard would have been in six different teams since 2019: the Jazz, the Suns, the Thunder, although he did not get to play for them, the Timberwolves, the Cavaliers and his new franchise.