Rubio said that the moment his son starts going to school will be the moment when basketball is no longer the top priority. He wants to play a year in Italy but understands that it might be already too late.

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Ricky Rubio has been playing in the NBA for more than a decade. With his career turning to the latter half, the Spanish guard is considering a return to Europe.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 29,7
Accuracy: 55,7%
Place in standings: 17
Record max: 44
Record min: 18
Most made 2FGs: Donovan Mitchell

After battling a serious injury, Rubio came back to the basketball court in January but played only in three of the five playoff games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, spending a total of just 17 minutes on the floor, managing to attempt only a single shot that he missed.

In the latest episode of the La Sontana podcast, Rubio said that he's starting to think about a possible comeback to Spain.

"I'm beginning to consider my return. Going home. To Barcelona. Close to home," he said. "I have two years left on my contract. Maybe one. We'll see."

Rubio still has two years left in his contract with Cleveland. However, his career path will be dictated by his family.

"When my son starts going to school, NBA will not be worth it anymore. I'll have to go back," Rubio said. "I don't want to be dizzy when he's six years old, the age to start making friends. I've talked about it with my wife, we have it very clear. It's a moment when basketball will not be the top priority."

"I would like to play a year in Italy, I like the country, the food, the language. Although perhaps it's too late [now]," the 32-year-old told.

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Ricard Rubio

Ricard  Rubio
Ricard  Rubio
MIN: 16.19
PTS: 4.75 (41.59%)
REB: 2.11
As: 3.28
ST: 0.75
BL: 0.17
TO: 1
GM: 36