Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-8 shots for two points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and four turnovers in Monday's 104-90 loss to the Hawks.
Advice: Rubio's poor shooting and low scoring would be an easier pill to swallow if he was racking up a ton of assists and steals, but as a whole package, he's been nothing more than a headache for most of the season. He's averaging just 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 steals and is shooting just 29 percent over his last five games. And if you throw out Friday's 6-of-11 shooting night, he's just 7-of-34 (21%) over his last four. He still has a chance to have a big second half, but if it happens, it will be somewhat surprising based on how the first half of his season has gone.
Ricky Rubio finished with 12 points over 31 minutes in Saturday's 125-113 win against the Clippers.
Advice: Rubio was just 3-of-11 from the field, but he made up for the poor shooting night by adding six rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer with just two turnovers. The veteran is averaging 1.8 steals per game in nine outings in the month of January. His usage rate has been trending up this month, but he has a long way to go to come anywhere close to his ADP price tag.
Ricky Rubio scored 12 points Saturday on 3-of-11 shooting as the Utah Jazz topped the Los Angeles Clippers 125-113. Rubio pulled down six rebounds and dished out six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +10 in his 31:11 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Rubio went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Ricky Rubio scored 17 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.
Advice: He was really struggling as a scorer coming into this game, making a combined 6-of-26 from the field for 18 points over his previous three games. Rubio's usage rate is slightly trending up this month while he's been able to pile up the steals with 1.9 per game over his eight January games. There's still some hope, but Rubio almost certainly won't match his ADP price tag.
Ricky Rubio scored 17 points Friday, going 6 of 11 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the New York Knicks 117-115. Rubio pulled down five rebounds and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 32:19 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Rubio went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Ricky Rubio scored nine points Wednesday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Sacramento Kings 120-105. Rubio pulled down one rebound and dished out seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 29:08 of playing time. He added four steals. Rubio went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, five rebounds, zero assists and two steals in 23 minutes of Monday's ugly loss to the Pacers.
Advice: Rubio showed signs of life last Wednesday with 21 points and a fun stat line, and had seven points, seven rebounds, four assists, a 3-pointer and a block in his previous game, but Monday was a disaster. The Jazz turned to Raul Neto and Alec Burks for a chunk of minutes tonight after the Pacers blew the game open in the third quarter. Some of us still believe Rubio can bounce back for a big second half like he did last year, but then again, others of us think those people should have their heads examined. While a two-point game isn't really surprising for Rubio, this was the first time this season he didn't record a single assist. Unfortunately, some of that has to do with his teammates. If he doesn't get this turned around against the Kings on Wednesday, Rubio's going to start showing up on a lot of waiver wires.
Ricky Rubio scored two points Monday, going 1 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Indiana Pacers 109-94. Rubio grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 22:44 on the floor. He added two steals.