Rubio and the Suns have come an agreement on a three-year, $51 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Rubio's exit from Utah was all but confirmed when the Jazz traded for Mike Conley. He had most recently been linked to the Pacers, but the Suns have ultimately landed his services. They have long been in need of a quality point guard to start alongside Devin Booker, and this figures to be a good match. It will be Rubio's third franchise since being drafted by the Timberwovles in 2011. The 28-year-old averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, and 1.3 steals across 27.9 minutes per game last season.
Rubio said in a recent radio interview that the Jazz informed him he is not their top priority this offseason, Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
While Rubio's candidness is somewhat surprising, the notion that Utah could move on from the veteran point guard is not. The 28-year-old made just under $15 million in 2018-19, and with a pair of younger franchise centerpieces in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell already in place, the Jazz will likely look elsewhere for help in the backcourt. Rubio started 67 of 68 games for Utah this season, averaging 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. However, he shot just 40.4 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from three (3.7 3PA/G).
Rubio turned in 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Rubio produced his second straight double-double while amassing another healthy steal total. Ultimately it wasn't enough for the Jazz to extend the series, and Rubio's airball on a wide open corner three down the stretch was an unfriendly reminder of his main weakness. Rubio is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while he has been a steady contributor in Utah, a move to a team that operates at a faster pace might be the only thing that can significantly improve his fantasy value.
Rubio had 18 points (6-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over the Rockets.
Rubio handed out a game-high 11 assists Monday, helping the Jazz to a much-needed victory over the Rockets. The win ensures there will at least be one more game, however, it will be in Houston on Wednesday. Rubio has had a decent playoffs, scoring in double-digits in all four games thus far, while handing out a combined 32 assists to go with nine steals.
Rubio supplied 17 points (7-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and four steals across 32 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Rubio had the tough task of trying to defend James Harden for much of the night, a job at which he was unsuccessful the majority of the time. However, the veteran point guard's efforts on the other end of the floor were much more fruitful, as his scoring total led the Jazz's first unit during the loss. Rubio has been solid across the stat sheet to open the series, as he's averaging 16.0 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals across 32.0 minutes over the first two games against the Rockets.
Rubio amassed 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to the Rockets.
Rubio, who had missed four of the last five games for the Jazz, was back in action Sunday, ending with 15 points in 32 minutes. He has been struggling with a slew of injuries across the backend of the season and although he was able to take his regular place in the starting lineup, he was unable to help the Jazz in avoiding a 32 point thumping. It appears as though he will be ready to go Wednesday but the threat of injury seems to be ever-present when it comes to the veteran point guard.
Rubio (quad) has been cleared to play Sunday in Game 1 against Houston, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Rubio was considered probable after participating in Saturday's practice session, so this news is unsurprising. He should be available to play a full complement of minutes and will start Utah's first postseason contest.
Rubio (quad) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He is probable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets.
This is a good sign for Rubio's potential Game 1 availability against the Rockets. Since March, he's averaging 10.8 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 24.1 minutes.
Rubio (quad) was a partial participant in Friday's practice, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
The Jazz don't play until Sunday, so Rubio still has some time to get healthy ahead of Game 1 against the Rockets. More information may arrive Saturday. It's possible Rubio ends up as a game-time call.
Rubio (quad) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Rubio is nursing a bruised quad, and the Jazz will play it safe as they head into the postseason. A number of other Utah regulars will be sidelined, including Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell, so expect Grayson Allen to see extended run in the backcourt.
Rubio (quad) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Denver, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Rubio has missed two of the last three contests due to a quad bruise, and he could very well remain out for the last game of the regular season Wednesday against the Clippers. An update on his status should surface priot to Wednesday's tip, although Grayson Allen and Naz Mitrou-Long should get some looks at point guard with Rubio on the shelf.
Rubio (quadriceps) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Rubio exited Friday's game with a quad bruise and won't be ready to go for Sunday. The 28-year-old should be considered questionable for Tuesday and Wednesday as the Jazz finish the season with a back-to-back against the Nuggets and Clippers, respectively.
Rubio has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game due to a quadriceps bruise, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Rubio just can't catch a break, as he had just returned to action following a hamstring injury. He registered four points (1-1 FG, 2-4 FT) and two rebounds over five minutes prior to exiting.
Rubio (hamstring) is available for Friday's game against the Kings, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Rubio will be good to go after battling through a hamstring injury earlier in the week. He's averaging 15.4 points, 6.6 dimes and 2.8 rebounds over his previous five games.
Rubio (hamstring) is questionable for Friday's game against Sacramento, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Rubio was held out of Wednesday's matchup with Phoenix due to hamstring soreness, and his availability for Friday will likely depend on how he feels in shootaround or pregame warmups. Expect an update on his status closer to tipoff.
Rubio won't play in Wednesday's game against the Suns due to tightness in his right hamstring.
It's unclear when the injury popped up for Rubio, who was a late scratch Wednesday. The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, and with just five games remaining before the playoffs, it's reasonable to think that the move may have more to do with finding rest for Rubio. Royce O'Neale is slated to get the start in place of Rubio, with Donovan Mitchell taking over point guard duties.
Rubio finished with 20 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 9-9 FT), 13 assists, and two rebounds in 30 minutes during Monday's 111-102 victory over the Hornets.
Rubio handed out 13 assists in Monday's victory, the most he has facilitated this calendar year. Rubio has also now scored in double-digits in seven consecutive games, six of which the Jazz have left victorious. They are still battling for position within the top-eight and would like to win as many of their remaining games as possible. Given Rubio's injury history, there is a chance he given a night off at some stage but that could be more towards the very backend of the season.
Rubio totaled 18 points (6-9 FG, 6-7 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 27 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Suns on Monday.
Rubio once again produced solid points and assist totals in Monday's win, draining 66.7 percent of his shots from the floor. While he hasn't been a very efficient shooter as of late, Rubio has still managed to average 13.4 points per game in his last five contests. He's added 7.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in that same span to make him a useful fantasy play in most formats.
Rubio produced 17 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes Thursday in the Jazz's 117-114 loss to the Hawks.
After failing to score more than nine points in any of his first five games of March while shooting an appalling 19 percent from the field, Rubio is finally beginning to show some improvement. He's still only converted at a 40.6 percent clip over his last four outings, but he's made up for the lackluster shooting by averaging eight dimes and two steals per game over that stretch.
Rubio finished with 12 points (1-2 FG, 10-10 FT), nine assists, three rebounds and a steal across 20 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Rubio missed a double-double by only one assist in Wednesday's win, handing out nine assists. He likely would have gotten it had he played more than 20 minutes, but the Jazz didn't need him in a game they easily controlled. Rubio is a great fantasy option if you're looking for assists and steals, but he doesn't offer much in the way of scoring.
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