The Cleveland Cavaliers add experience this week at the earliest.
According to ESPN.com reporter Adrian Wojnalowski, Cleveland’s Ricky Rubio (guard, 188 cm, 86 kg) is coming back soon.
Rubio is expected to play in the away game against the Portland Trail Blazers on the 13th (Korean time). He aims to play against Portland, and if he is unable to play that day, he is expected to play in the away game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on the 15th.
He suffered a serious injury midway through last season. He injured his left knee and suffered serious injuries that ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. This prevented him from digesting the rest of his schedule last season, and his absence was confirmed until midway through this season. His injury, which was crucial for Cleveland last season, was devastating. In the end, he traded him for strength, but re-signed in the offseason.
Rubio returned to Cleveland last offseason. He was traded to the Indiana Pacers ahead of the trade deadline last season. But he deserved the trade because he was looking to make the playoffs. Although traded after the injury, he signed with Cleveland. He agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract for the duration of his contract. It means that he was satisfied with his life in Cleveland.
Meanwhile, Cleveland ramped up significantly last summer. Last season, he used a number of big men, but he traded one of them, Lauri Makanen스포츠토토 (Utah), and Colin Sexton (Utah), who became a restricted free agent. He pursued a deal that included multiple nominations and acquired All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell. When Mitchell came in, the backcourt power as well as the power structure changed drastically.
Rubio’s arrival will give Mitchell and Derius Garland more time off. While Mitchell and Garland are offensive guards, Rubio has both management and experience. If Rubio hits the court, he can alternate between Mitchell and Garland. In addition, the use of the existing center line is expected to be wider. In many ways, the expected effect is great.
He was with him last season, but he has experience with Kevin Love in Minnesota and Mitchell and Howl Neto in Utah. As the only guard in the big leagues with 10 years of experience in Cleveland, if his experience melts well into the team, it is expected to be of great help on the court as well as on the bench and in the locker room. Until recently, Rubio had done well in rehab with the Cleveland Charge, a G-League team affiliated with Cleveland.
Meanwhile, Cleveland is doing well this season as well. They are in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26 wins and 16 losses. I suffered 5 straight losses in November, and it was painful to lose 3 in a row at the end of last year. However, Cleveland extinguished the urgent fire enough by winning 4 wins, including 3 wins in 6 games after 3 consecutive losses. Unlike last season