Ricky Rubio: Those in charge have to understand that players are also people

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Ricky Rubio wasn’t happy with the way he got traded to Oklahoma by the Suns but will use it as extra motivation

By Stefan Djordjevic / info@eurohoops.net

Ricky Rubio and the Phoenix Suns missed the playoffs last season but had an impressive run in the bubble to finish their season on a good note.

However, Rubio won’t get a chance to ride the momentum, not with the Suns at least, as he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder and he didn’t expect that move.

“It was a surprise, especially because of the communication that there has been. When the rumors about my transfer, I called my people and they told me that my name was not on the table,” he said to ‘La Ventana’, per MARCA.

Rubio has been disappointed with the development and doesn’t like the way the players get treated.

“By signing a contract you accept the conditions, but there are ways and means. Players are privileged, but those who are in charge of these things have to understand that, in addition to being players, we are also people. It is not a dish of good taste that when you are involved in a project, you leave your skin and are working hard, but at the first chance you have to go,” he explained.

However, the 30-year-old Spanish point guard looks forward and uses the trade as an extra motivation to become better.

“When things get complicated, you have to bring out your character and put more wood to the fire. If you don’t want these things to happen to you, be the best in the world to be able to make your own decisions.”