Ricky Rubio acknowledges that a return to Jazz is unlikely with tweet
It seems that Ricky Rubio and the Utah Jazz will indeed part ways this summer.
The veteran point guard said weeks ago that Jazz management had informed him that he wouldn’t be a priority this summer. Rubio, an upcoming free agent, took to Twitter to thank fans in Utah as he prepares to move on with his career:
… thank you Utah pic.twitter.com/CVTFiSuHHV
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 20, 2019
The Jazz have made it clear they are ready to move on from Ricky Rubio as well. They just acquired veteran guard Mike Conley from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, and multiple first-round picks.
Rubio will now be focused on joining another team this summer. The Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns are reportedly interested in signing the Spanish guard, but expect other teams to emerge as free agency opens on June 30.
Last season, Rubio averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the field. Rubio has had his health issues and often struggles as a shooter, but with the right system, he can flourish as a starter. He has always been a terrific passer who can make teammates better with his playmaking ability.
As for the Jazz, they obviously got better with the acquisition of Conley.
This should be considered a win-win for both parties.