Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Ricky Rubio saw a fatal knee injury put an end to what had been the best season of his career.

Ricard Rubio

Ricard  Rubio
Ricard  Rubio
MIN: 28.53
PTS: 13.09 (46.11%)
REB: 4.15
As: 6.62
ST: 1.44
BL: 0.21
TO: 2.62
GM: 34

One week ago, the Spanish guard was operated in New York and, according to an interview with La Vanguardia, he will spend most of his recovery time, estimated between 10 and 12 months, at home in Barcelona.

“My disappointment lasted for a day," he told the Spanish outlet.

"I was injured, what's to be done? We have to put things in perspective. Let's remember that we are suffering from a pandemic,“ explained Rubio, before confirming that he will not be able to play with Spain in the next EuroBasket:

“I can already say that I will not participate in the EuroBasket this summer. I'll get involved in another way but I will definitely come back to the national team," he promised.

Ricky Rubio's accomplishments with the Cleveland Cavaliers have not rid him of trade rumors. With the deadline getting closer and his contract due to expire this summer, he could soon be involved in another trade.

"It has its fun part. Yesterday I sent a message to my agent: "Aren't rumors going to leave me alone, at least now that I'm injured?'", Rubio joked.

"It's part of the business. You feel bad because you like to give everything to your team, and then you see, as it happened in Phoenix or Minnesota, that they trade you without letting you know...

I've gotten used to it. Whenever February approaches, those rumors appear."

However, all those changes that have led him to move from Salt Lake City to Phoenix, Minnesota, or Cleveland in just three years could be soon over:

"When my two-year-old son starts going to school, there will be no NBA for me. I'll have to go back (to Spain).

I don't want him to move back and forth when he's six and he will have started to make friends. I and my wife are very clear about this. A time will come when basketball will not be my priority anymore.”

Show comments
Thank you for reporting a comment

Add comment

We have the right to remove comments which are offensive, contains abusive language, or violates other rules of the website

Free throws this season

78%
15,7
Points made: 15,7
Accuracy: 77,5%
Place in standings: 19
Record max: 26
Record min: 6
Most made FTs: Jarrett Allen