The Phoenix Suns made a little splash Sunday afternoon signing free-agent point guard Ricky Rubio.
Free agent Ricky Rubio agreed three-year, $51 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management says.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Last season with Utah, Rubio averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old became available after the Jazz acquired Mike Conley in a multi-player, pre-draft trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.
… it’s game time 👀
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 30, 2019
Rubio’s career averages (eight seasons) include 11.1 points and 7.7 assists per game. He had been linked to Indiana following the Conley deal, but the Pacers instead opted for a less expensive in Jeremy Lamb.
Rubio is in my estimation one of the best passers in basketball. He has also improved his shot. Excellent pickup. @Suns
— Eddie A Johnson (@Jumpshot8) June 30, 2019
The Spaniard joins the Suns’ group of point guards which currently include Tyler Johnson, Elie Okobo, Troy Daniels and first-round pick Ty Jerome.