Rubio (hamstring) has been fully healthy since mid-summer and won't face any restrictions during training camp, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports. Rubio ended the past season on the sideline after pulling his left hamstring in Game 6 of the Jazz's first-round series with the Thunder. The injury resulted in him missing the entirety of the Jazz's five-game series with the Rockets in the second round, resulting in Donovan Mitchell shifting over to point guard for those contests. Now back to full strength, Rubio should reclaim a starting role in his second season in Utah. The 27-year-old saw his assists drop to a career-worst 5.3 per game in 2017-18, but he made strides as a shooter and scorer, averaging a personal-best 13.1 points per game while drilling 1.2 three-pointers per contest at a respectable 35.2 percent clip.
Rubio (hamstring) has been ruled out for Game 5 against the Rockets on Tuesday. There appeared to be some optimism that Rubio would return over the last few games, but he's now been ruled out once again Tuesday while he continues to work through a hamstring injury. That Jazz are on the brink of elimination, down 3-1 in their series versus the Rockets, so Rubio's season could be over. With Rubio out once again, Royce O'Neal is in line for another start, barring any sort of lineup changes.
Rubio (hamstring) has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Jazz were hopeful that Rubio could make his first appearance of the series Sunday, but after testing everything out during shootaround, he was downgraded to out. This will mark Rubio's fourth straight absence and it's unclear if he'll be healthy enough to return in time for Game 5 on Tuesday. Look for Royce O'Neal to start once again after averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 28.3 minutes over the last three games.
Rubio (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the Rockets. Rubio has missed the entire series thus far while recovering from a hamstring injury, prompting Royce O'Neale to enter the starting five and Donovan Mitchell to shift to point guard. It appears Rubio has made solid progress, however, as he's a 50/50 shot to take the floor for Game 4. More information on his condition may arrive following Sunday's morning shootaround.
Rubio (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's Game 3 against the Rockets, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. Earlier in the week, there was a glimmer of hope that Rubio would make enough progress to be able to return for Game 3, but he'll ultimately miss a third consecutive contest as the Jazz look to take a 2-1 lead at home. The veteran point guard was on the floor at shootaround Friday morning, but he was limited to shooting work as the team continues to exercise caution with his hamstring. Expect the Jazz to again go with Royce O'Neale in place of Rubio in the starting five, with Donovan Mitchell taking on even more primary ball-handling responsibilities.
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