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Celtics potential acquisitions: Ricky Rubio

 One issue that needs to be addressed by Brad Stevens would be the passing miscues by his players, particularly in the 2022 Finals versus Golden State. In the six Finals contests, Boston piled up 97 turnovers to the Warriors' 79.


Spanish point guard, Ricky Rubio, is an Unrestricted Free Agent. The 6'3" point guard tore his Achilles tendon in December, 2021 while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Because he will be returning from a season-ending injury, it is doubtful that he will command anywhere near his $17.8 million salary from last season.

Rubio was the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft and is known as a somewhat-flashy, but effective - passer, somewhat reminiscent of Pete Maravich. Most important, he has a career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.92 to go with his 7.6 assists per game. He is not a major scorer (career 11.1 PPG) or marksman (.386 FG), but he can rebound the ball (4.2 RPG) and come up with steals (1.8 SPG).

It s still unsure as to when The Spaniard will return to action - or how effective he will be, but he is a pass-first point guard that should be able to handle traps and tight situations. There is little doubt that the Boston Celtics could have used Rubio's services in the battle against Golden State. 

What think you, my readers?


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