Ricky Rubio mentions Celtics as possible destination in free agency

Justin Leger
NBC Sports Boston

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Kyrie Irving out, Ricky Rubio in?

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With Irving and Terry Rozier's futures in Boston very much unclear at the moment, Rubio sees the Celtics as a possible destination in free agency if they're left scrambling for a starting point guard.

Rubio, who has spent his last two seasons with the Jazz, discussed the chances of joining the C's in an interview with EuroHoops:

There are a thousand possibilities, excluding the teams that have a starting point guard under contract who will remain there. Like Houston or Golden State. Then there's Boston where you still don't know if Kyrie Irving will be there. Or Charlotte with Kemba Walker. Things really don't depend on you but on the other players.

For example, if Kyrie Irving went to Utah, this wouldn't be a possibility for me anymore. In the end, they choose first.

Rubio isn't known for his scoring, but he's established himself as one of the game's best facilitators. Having Rubio take the reins at point guard wouldn't the sexiest move for the Celtics, though they certainly could do worse than the 28-year-old.

NBA free agency will begin on June 30.

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