The streaming calendar turns murky as we hit Wednesday, but Dan Besbris has a plan to get you through the next 11 days, or, if you prefer, hammer games in the short term. Lesson one:…
March 21, 2019, 10:14 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting while adding five boards, seven dimes, two steals and two 3-pointers on Thursday.
After a couple rough games re-integrating into the lineup, Rubio has finally meshed with the Jazz's offense and is producing at a steady rate. He's worth grabbing for dimes and steals, but don't expect the shooting lines to always be this pretty.
March 18, 2019, 9:16 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with his 10 dimes, two rebounds and four steals on Monday.
Rubio's scoring was never his calling card and lines like tonight are exactly what owners are looking for. He's still not the primary ball handler for the Jazz, but the team as a whole is on fire on the offensive end which means it can feed all of the mouths in Utah, Rubio included.
March 17, 2019, 12:44 amRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio put up 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and a steal on Saturday night, but he also went 3-of-12 from the field and only logged 23 minutes.
The hope is that Rubio's still on a minutes limit after dealing with left hip tightness this week, because otherwise he's on very shaky ground. He still needs to be rostered in all formats but until his playing time inches back towards 30 mpg, expecting more than late-round numbers is unwise. Joe Ingles also had a mixed bag of an outing with two points, six boards, four assists and a steal.
March 15, 2019, 8:59 pmDante Exum - G - Utah Jazz
MRI results showed Dante Exum has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and is out indefinitely.
Exum just can’t seem to shake the injury bug that has derailed a promising start to his professional basketball career. An official timetable hasn’t yet been set but we doubt Exum suits up again this season. His absence would mean more time for Royce O’Neale and Raul Neto though neither is worth an add as long as Ricky Rubio is playing.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
March 14, 2019, 11:27 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio continued to struggle on Thursday, scoring eight points on 1-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
While the dimes are great, everything else isn't. He only logged 22 minutes and ot's the second consecutive game where Rubio hasn't produced up to par. If you're in the playoffs it might be time to move on and use his spot as a streaming slot. The good news is the Jazz play again on Saturday and four times next week, but over the past month, Rubio has been the No. 135 player in 9-cat leagues.
March 13, 2019, 8:41 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (left hip tightness) is available vs. the Suns on Wednesday.
He's missed the last two games with this injury and it's good to see him back in a relatively easy matchup vs. the Suns. He should be able to post late middle-round value if he's able to play his usual allotment of minutes.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
March 12, 2019, 8:22 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (left hip tightness) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.
Rubio missed the last two games but is looking ready to return as the Jazz have dipped a bit in the standings. He should be good for late-middle round numbers as long as he can stay on the floor.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
March 10, 2019, 5:16 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (left hip tightness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Thunder.
Rubio missed Friday's game as well with the same injury. Raul Neto (hamstring) has also been ruled out, but the Jazz will get a bump at point guard with Dante Exum listed as probable. Exum's return will cut into Rubio's production when Rubio does return.
Source: Utah Jazz on Twitter
March 10, 2019, 2:35 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hip strain) was a partial participant in practice on Sunday.
Rubio missed Friday's game, which allowed Royce O'Neale to start. That's the expected configuration if he can't play on Monday, though Dante Exum looks like he'll be returning soon. Any participation is a positive sign, so check back tomorrow for more on Rubio's availability against the Thunder.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 6:31 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hip strain) will not play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.
Royce O’Neale is the prime candidate to start for Rubio and usually puts up usable low-end numbers when Rubio sits. Backup guards Dante Exum and Raul Neto are also out for Friday’s contest.
Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter
March 7, 2019, 6:08 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hip) has been listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.
If Rubio doesn't play, Donovan Mitchell will likely take over much of the ball handling duties. Royce O'Neale should see a bump in minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2019, 11:27 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio couldn't buy a bucket once again, going 1-for-8 from the field for three points, but he did dish out eight assists and add two steals in a close loss to the Pelicans on Monday.
You know Rubio's going to really hurt your field goal percentage on a regular basis. This season he's provided late-round value in 9-cat leagues and mid-round value in 8-cat leagues. Even without much point-guard depth, Rubio hasn't been getting heavy minutes lately, so temper your expectations.
March 3, 2019, 12:24 amRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio returned from a one-game absence due to hamstring tightness on Saturday, posting six points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes of action.
It was a solid line from Rubio that would've been better had he played more. Game flow got him tonight but he's also the last point guard standing for Utah, so we'd expect him to log more minutes going forward. Get him into your lineups again.
March 2, 2019, 8:45 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hamstring tightness) will be available against the Bucks on Saturday.
It appears Rubio's hamstring isn't that serious and it's good news for fantasy owners who have him. The majority of the ball handling duties will go back to him after Donovan Mitchell took over when Rubio was out. Currently hovering around the top-125 range, Rubio is still reliable as they come and a good source of assists and steals.
Source: Utah Jazz PR on Twitter