Like many teams inside the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t made of money and need to be careful about how they spend their cash.
Despite that, they have vowed that they’ll make some moves this offseason, keeping the talent they have and even acquire some more.
But how is that possible?
#Cavs will officially be signing veteran point guard Ricky Rubio using a portion of their midlevel exception, sources tell @clevelanddotcom. The front office explored the possibility of a sign and trade with the Pacers but ultimately couldn’t find a workable deal.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) July 8, 2022
Take Ricky Rubio, for example: the team swore it was going to sign the veteran guard yet again but some fans weren’t sure how they were going to swing it.
Chris Fedor knows how: he said the team is officially signing Rubio using a portion of their midlevel exception.
The front office of the team thought about commencing a sign-and-trade with the Indiana Pacers but they decided they couldn’t work that out so they took this route instead.
The return of Rubio to the Cavs has got many people celebrating.
While he doesn’t produce the sort of points that he used to, Rubio is still a very important figure on the team because of his experience and expertise.
He has played in the league for years and has learned quite a few things during his many seasons playing professional ball.
He will now take that knowledge and impart it on the younger players on the Cavs roster, players such as Darius Garland.
This isn’t just speculation – Rubio has said as much.
When he briefly played for the Cavs last season, he mentioned how much he loved mentoring Garland and how he saw his own success based upon how well he educates and helps the young player.
Therefore, this deal is great for Cleveland even if Rubio doesn’t light up the scoreboard every single night.