Ricky Rubio on latest trades: “I am a little tired”

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Giannis Askounis

30/Aug/21 15:30


After being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio prepares for a contract season

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Ricky Rubio discussed his NBA career and more with Spanish outlet Marca.

“I am a little tired,” he admitted regarding being traded for the third time in the last ten months, “Ultimately, every player like me prefers stability, especially now with my family also needing stability.”

Rubio, 30, went from the Phoenix Suns to the Oklahoma City Thunder and from there to the Minnesota Timberwolves last November. A couple of weeks back, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“I am indeed a bit tired, but I have been in the NBA for ten years now and I know how it works,” he added citing his previous experience on being able to adjust to his new team, “At the end of the day, everyone tries to be ready to adapt to a new environment. You must be mentally prepared for his. But everything takes time.”

His 2020-21 campaign, his seventh at Minnesota, generated 8.6 points, 6.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per contest.

“It will be difficult at first, but I hope I can adapt as I have in other teams.” he mentioned previewing Cleveland, “I am looking forward to seeing what my role will be there.”

The Spanish point guard will become a free agent after the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. He is not yet thinking about the decisions to come, therefore not ruling out any possibility.

“I am not thinking about that right now,” he pointed out replying to a question regarding a potential return to Europe, “At the end of the season, I will be a free agent and consider my options. The way I have played will determine my market value. Along with my family, we will assess the options and together take the next step.”

His last season European season dates back to 2010-11. He departed FC Barcelona to join the Timberwolves for the 2011-12 season, two years after being selected 5th overall in the NBA draft.