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A few months after his ACL injury, Ricky Rubio was traded to the Indiana Pacers in order to get Caris LeVert to Cleveland but the Cavaliers are very interested to bring back the Spanish guard, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.
Cleveland didn’t want to add any other players at this stage. That said, Rubio won’t be ready to start the season as he recuperates and that would likely keep him sidelined until January. The Cavs would have to find a solution until then with LeVert and Collin Sexton sharing the backup point guard duties.
“Sexton is a restricted free agent this summer. It’s worth noting the Cavs could also sign a veteran point guard to a league minimum deal with the understanding he could be gone when Rubio is ready in January. Navigating deals for Sexton and Rubio this summer will be complicated, particularly since the Cavs ideally would like to stay out of the luxury tax for one more year,” the report also states.
Before getting hurt, Rubio was putting on one of the best stretches in his NBA career with 13.1 points, 6.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals over 34 appearances. He was one of the main reasons for the team’s excellent start to the season.