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.
February 25, 2020, 12:17 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio had a revenge-game to remember, helping the Suns trump the Jazz 131-111 with 22 points (6-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, 11 assists, two 3s and a season-high seven steals.
Rubio was on fire in this game on both ends. Yes, there's history here, so the "revenge game factor" could have played a role in his big game. Rubio's flashed some of his ceiling tonight, so don't get too drunk on it and beware of a hangover down the road.
February 21, 2020, 10:18 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio scored 13 points on 4-of-9 FG and added nine assists and four steals in the Suns' loss to the Raptors on Friday.
Rubio still did not shoot the ball all that well, but the four steals made this a very usable fantasy game. He has kept his value in the top 80 this season and while his performances are often nothing to write home about, he is still a must-own player.
February 11, 2020, 12:59 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio struggled on Monday with 13 points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with three rebounds, five dimes, a steal and two triples.
Rubio still can't get things on track and it looks like the ankle is limiting him. The All-Star break should do him plenty of favors.
February 9, 2020, 12:21 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio shot a perfect 7-of-7 from the line on Saturday on his way to scoring 15 points with seven assists in 32 minutes.
Rubio shot 4-of-10 from the field which is in line with his 40 percent field goal shooting this season. Rubio is a top-100 player averaging 8.6 assists per game and that should continue ROS.
February 4, 2020, 3:00 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (right ankle soreness) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Pistons after sitting out the fourth quarter of Monday's game against the Nets.
Rubio returned on Monday after a one-game absence, but played poorly and sat out the fourth quarter. It looks like it was to get some rest while the game was out of hand, as Rubio should be good to go moving forward. He'll look for better results in this one.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 10:36 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio scored eight points on 2-of-7 shooting with three boards and two assists in 19 minutes of action on Monday.
Rubio was awful on both ends of the floor in this one and played through some right ankle soreness which is why his minutes were limited. He hasn't been too hot lately, but should turn it around soon.
February 3, 2020, 7:03 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (right ankle soreness) will start Monday's game.
He was already considered probable despite missing Sunday's contest. Elie Okobo will return to a diminished role. Rubio's 8.8 assists per game rank third in the NBA.
Source: Phoenix Suns on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:53 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (right ankle soreness) is probable for Monday's matchup with the Nets.
Rubio was able to play through the injury for most of last week before sitting on Sunday, but perhaps that was just the Suns taking it easy on him in a B2B situation. He's fairly safe to fire up in lineups this week.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter