It seems that just about everybody on the roster has gotten some minutes for the Cleveland Cavaliers so far this season.
While some guys have been permanent, like Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, others have come in and out as coach JB Bickerstaff has been able to pull deep from the bench.
But one player has not participated: Ricky Rubio has sat out so far this season due to an injury that he is slowly recovering from.
JB Bickerstaff says that #Cavs Ricky Rubio has been given the green light to do more five-on-five after his latest meeting with the medical team.
— Danny Cunningham (@RealDCunningham) December 8, 2022
That recovery might almost be over.
Bickerstaff recently said that Rubio has been given the go-ahead to do more five-on-five playing after his latest meeting with the medical team.
That is a huge step in the right direction and proof that Rubio is approaching a full-on return to the court.
The Cavaliers are beyond excited to see this explosive star back in his jersey.
Rubio tore the ACL in his left knee last December and has been slowly but surely rehabilitating on the path to a return.
Last season, the veteran guard did great things for the Cavaliers, averaging 13.1 points and 6.6 assists in 28.5 minutes per game.
It is assumed that once Rubio is given the green light to play full-time, he will become a very important part of the team’s bench.
However, the Cavaliers will not rush this because they are afraid of making his ACL injury worse and hurting him again.
Throughout his career, Rubio has averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 7.6 assists on 38.9% from the field and 32.6% from the three-point line.
More than that, he has become a great mentor for the young guards on the team and has grown very fond of Darius Garland particularly.
Fans are ready for his skills – and his knowledge – back on the court.
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