Ricky Rubio Rumors

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Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio
Position: G
Born: 10/21/90
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $14,100,000
“Ricky did a good job here; we’re happy for him,” Thibodeau told reporters in a conference call during his first public comments since the NBA’s free-agent moratorium ended Thursday. “We wish him well. He made a number of contributions to our team, our organization and community and we certainly appreciate that. For us where we are now, we have to get out of this hole and we felt we had an opportunity to improve our team, and that’s why we did what we did. “It’s the tough part of this job. You always have to put the team first, and so that’s what we did. When we had an opportunity to get a guy like Jeff Teague, that’s what we wanted to do.”
While Utah won’t be able to pair one of the NBA’s leading assist men with one of the NBA’s most efficient wing scorers like it once envisioned, general manager Dennis Lindsey sounded plenty excited — and not just about Rubio’s passing. The 6-foot-4 Spaniard, he said, is critical to keep up Utah’s defensive integrity. “We felt like the year before last, Ricky had the best defensive year of any point guard in the league,” he said. “This year it was around 5th, 6th, 7th. As you guys know, Quin [Snyder] trains and builds great habits. Ricky’s a big kid. And so again, it’s not just the pure point aspect that he’s going to add to the group.”