ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on the 12th (Korean time) that Ricky Rubio (32, 188cm) of the Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to make a comeback in an away game against the Portland Trail Blazers on the 13th.
The 2022-2023 season is already running towards the halfway point, but Rubio has yet to make an appearance on the court. because of an injury
At the end of 2021, Rubio, who suffered a cruciate ligament rupture injury in his left knee, has since been on the operating table and has been focusing on injury recovery and rehabilitation for over a year. Since the beginning of last December, he started 5-on-5 full contact training, and recently participated in G-League training, and was coordinating the timing of his return.
Cleveland, which reorganized the team around Donovan Mitchell this season, is currently 26-16, 5th in the Eastern Conference, and is performing beyond expectations. This is thanks to Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen, who played well while Mitchell held the center as an ace. In addition, Caris Lebert is also showing a good figure as a role player, shaking off the notoriety of being an injury pron.
Rubio’s return is, of course, good news for Cleveland. Currently, Cleveland lacks point guards to support Mitchell and Garland, and in this situation, the addition of pure point guard Rubio is bound to be a great boost to the team. Celebrating his 11th year in the league, Rubio recorded an average of 11.1 points (FG 38.9%), 4.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists in 665 regular league games, and is a player with strengths in game management and passing game. Even before the injury last season, he played a pivotal role in the guard camp, averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 34 games. 바카라
Another thing Cleveland wants from Rubio is veteran leadership. Rubio, an 11-year veteran of the league, is a player who is evaluated as having excellent leadership, such as receiving respect and trust from various juniors in the league. In fact, in the recent G-League training, Rubio is known to have helped a lot in the development of his junior players.
Meanwhile, Rubio was traded to the Indiana Pacers again in February of last year while he was recovering from a knee injury, but in July of the same year, he earned free agent status and came out on the market and signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Cleveland, making a comeback.