August 11, 2020, 7:10 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio was instrumental for the Suns on Tuesday, recording a double-double in just 28 minutes, ending with 16 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and one block.
The Suns' amazing winning streak continued thanks, in part, to the stellar guard play of Rubio. While Devin Booker typically gets all the attention, Rubio continues to put together his best season in a while. A valuable source of assists and steals, and an elite free throw shooter, Rubio should be able to continue putting up top-60 numbers at the very worst.
August 3, 2020, 12:22 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio played well on Sunday night against the Mavs as he put up 20 points with nine boards and seven assists.
Rubio helped carry the offense while Devin Booker was in foul trouble, which helped the Suns pull out this victory. He shot 7-of-17 from the field and knocked down two of his three attempts from beyond the arc. He should easily hover around top-50 value for the remainder of the season.
July 31, 2020, 9:27 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio logged 29 minutes in Friday's win over the Wizards and flirted with a double-double, recording 15 points (3-of-7 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), one rebound, nine dimes, one triple and three steals.
This is a line we can expect from Rubio over the remaining seeding games. There isn't any serious threat to his minutes at point guard, so as long as he's healthy, count on him stay solid with mid-round value production ROS. Jevon Carter played 25 minutes but was not much of an impact with just seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one trey and one steal to his name.
July 26, 2020, 4:00 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio started in Sunday's scrimmage and totaled six points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 19 minutes.
It was Rubio's first game action after he was late to Orlando following a COVID-19 diagnosis. There's been talk of the Suns limiting his minutes somewhat given their limited playoff chances, but Rubio should be considered all systems go for the NBA restart.
July 25, 2020, 2:33 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Head coach Monty Williams thinks that Ricky Rubio will play on Sunday.
It was reported that Rubio did not initially travel with the team to Orlando but he has been practicing with them since Tuesday and should be all systems go once the games become meaningful. Williams did say however that he may dial his minutes back a bit during the scrimmages.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
July 21, 2020, 5:06 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Marc Stein is reporting that Ricky Rubio went through practice on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day it was reported that Rubio, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Jalen Lecque were not part of the traveling party that made it to Orlando first and had yet to practice with the team, so this is a welcome update for Phoenix. Monty Williams had previously said that he wanted to dial back Rubio's minutes in the restart, but he should at least be available for the full slate of games.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 21, 2020, 12:58 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Duane Rankin of AZ Central reports that Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes, Elie Okobo and Jalen Lecque did not travel with the rest of the Suns to Orlando and have yet to practice with the team at Disney World.
The four players have not been seen in any of the Suns' footage from Orlando and have not held any Zoom calls with media. When the Suns shut their facilities it was announced that two players tested positive for COVID-19, and it's unclear if this is the result of more positive tests or something else. At this point they'll miss at least one of Phoenix's scrimmage games, and the longer it takes to get them to Orlando, the more their rest-of-season availability looks doubtful.
Source: AZ Central
July 17, 2020, 5:32 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Joining the Suns had a positive affect on Ricky Rubio's fantasy production, as he saw his minutes expand to 31.6 mpg, while also posting a career-high 13.1 points, alongside 8.9 assists and 1.5 steals.
Before the stoppage in play, Rubio was a top-46/60 per game player (8-cat/9-cat). Leaving Utah's system offense was a major boost as his assists leapt from 6.1 to 8.9 per game. Overall, the last few seasons have been worrisome in the steals department and Rubio is no longer the elite option he once was there, but he is still a valuable mid-round point guard that can go overlooked for flashier names in drafts next season. The Suns are planning to lighten his workload in the bubble and he should be lower on your redraft board as a result.
July 2, 2020, 12:59 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Monty Williams said that he wants to play Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio less than their typical minute allotment when the NBA resumes in Orlando.
The Suns have extremely slim playoff hopes and Williams doesn't want to risk one of the team's starting guards sustaining an injury in what amounts to a meaningless game. Expect similar moves from plenty of teams who realistically have no shot at the playoffs, even if they don't declare as much publicly. Anyone playing fantasy games for the eight-game restart should familiarize themselves with the depth charts on such teams and maybe downgrade some of the bigger names in case their minutes are limited.
Source: Valley Tales
March 8, 2020, 9:25 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio posted a huge line against the Bucks on Sunday, going for 25 points (8-of-15 FG, 6-of-6 FT), 13 rebounds, 13 assists, three 3-pointers, three steals and one turnover.
That is one heck of a performance. Always a strong post-All-Star break player, Rubio is delivering as advertised right now. The assists and steals are coming in bunches and Rubio has shot above .440 in ten straight games. This is an outstanding run.
March 7, 2020, 12:32 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio registered 13 points (5-for-11 FG, 1-for-3 3PT), 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a triple across 33 minutes in Friday's win over the Blazers.
Rubio's resurgence is once again well underway as he seems to be recovered from some recent nagging injuries. This is the sixth time in seven games he's dished double-digit assists as he continues to be one of the best assists specialists in fantasy basketball.
March 4, 2020, 12:54 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 16 points (5-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 assists, four rebounds, one steal and a pair of threes in 35 minutes in a loss to the Raptors on Tuesday.
Rubio dished out double-digit assists for the fifth time in six games. Thanks to that and a crazy run of steals, Rubio is a top-15 player over the last two weeks. The steals production will regress, but it shows what Rubio is capable of when healthy and in a good system. He has a good shot to finish out the season with top-50 value.
March 1, 2020, 12:03 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio had a quiet outing vs. the Warriors on Saturday as he was limited to scoring just six points on 3-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes.
The last time Rubio failed to score in double figures was in February 13th. His streak of double-doubles ends at four thanks to tonight's subdued performance. He's still on track for a strong finish in 2019-20 and this is just a small speedbump. No worries here.
February 28, 2020, 11:59 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio notched his fourth straight double-double on Friday night, posting 16 points, six rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and a 3-pointer.
Rubio is on a massive heater right now, returning first-round value over the last week. He's bounced back nicely after a pair of modest seasons in Utah, a place where it increasingly looks like point guards suffer in general. Rubio has been a fantastic fit with Phoenix and should coast with middle-round value the rest of the way.
February 27, 2020, 12:22 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio dropped his third straight double-double on Wednesday, tallying 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting, adding 10 assists, six boards, two 3s, three steals and seven turnovers.
Rubio's 2019-20 bounce-back campaign is peaking right now and his stellar production doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. Rubio and the Suns system is a match made in fantasy heaven, making his owners truly blessed.