Cleveland Cavaliers level guard Ricky Rubio is at the beginning of an extended return from an ACL tear. Given the psychological and bodily strains of the highway again, Rubio sounds able to quickly name it quits, or at the very least by the point his 2-year-old son reaches education.
As relayed by Hoops Wire‘s Sam Amico, Rubio has the court vision to be a prime ball-handler but the 31-year-old doesn’t foresee lacking any parent-team conferences within the considerably close to future.
“When my son starts school, the NBA will not be worth it,” Rubio stated. “I will have to go back (to Spain). I don’t want to make him dizzy moving around when he’s six years old, at the age of starting to make friends.”
The Spaniard, having lived via the changes of staying in professional ball since age 16, stated he and his spouse need to finally look previous the grit and grind of the Association. “It was discussed with my wife and we have it very clear. There will come a time when basketball will not be the priority.”
Joining a younger Cleveland Cavaliers squad this 12 months, Rubio’s inclusion appeared as a relic of the League trying to slot in with the Cavs’ plan to develop rising expertise like Evan Mobley or Darius Garland. However, Rubio’s knack for pacing out the offense made him very important to go coach JB Bickerstaff’s technique and helped Rubio attain a career-best 13.1 PPG common this 12 months.
Unfortunately, Rubio’s season ended when he suffered a torn ACL harm in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 28 — a probable contributor to his seemingly dour outlook.
This would be the second time Rubio undergoes the rehab course of. In 2011, Rubio had his first ACL tear as a part of the Minnesota Timberwolves — who chosen the purpose guard with the No. 5 general choose in 2009 however didn’t see him on the courtroom till two years later because of overlap between his contract with Spanish basketball membership Joventut.
With over $100 million in profession earnings, Rubio has the inspiration and means to maintain his son, and a few ensuing generations, sidelined.
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