Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will continue as an Adidas-sponsored athlete, recently signing a multi-year extension to remain with the sportswear company.
The 26-year-old Spaniard joined the shoe and apparel giants back in 2012 after his first season in the NBA. He will be under contract with them until 2019.
His first shoe deal was with Nike.
Ricky Rubio has agreed to terms on a new multi-year shoe deal extension with Adidas, sources tell @TheVertical.
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) November 8, 2016
Adidas has shown tremendous belief in the former fifth-overall pick, despite his uncertain future with the Timberwolves. They have also made him player exclusive shoes on some of their more famous sneakers, like last year's Crazylight Boost.
Rubio is currently recovering from an elbow injury and has only seen action in his team's first two games of the season. Once he makes his return, he will continue to share the minutes at the point guard spot with rookie Kris Dunn, looking to impress the coaching staff so they'll give him more playing time.
With Adidas supporting him, Rubio's stock will stay high as other teams bid for his services.