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Ricky Rubio news and highlights

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with a quarter of the season done, how would you rate the Rubio signing?

A+
18
32%
A
15
26%
A-
6
11%
B+
8
14%
B
7
12%
B-
1
2%
C
1
2%
D
0
No votes
F
1
2%
 
Total votes: 57

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Post#601 » by nevetsov » Tue May 12, 2020 5:37 am

RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#602 » by darmani » Tue May 12, 2020 9:15 am

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PharmD wrote:


Five minutes of Rubio taking offensive fouls for the Suns. I don't particularly think of Rubio as a fast, uber-athletic defender. Booker needs to watch this video 1000 times this summer.

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Post#603 » by RiRuSuns » Tue May 12, 2020 12:26 pm

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Can’t imagine Rubio is thrilled with the title of that video.


:lol: :rofl2:
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Post#604 » by cberry78 » Tue May 12, 2020 4:47 pm

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nevetsov wrote:
RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.

Wasn't he billed as the Spanish Steve Nash when he came over to the NBA?
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Post#605 » by lilfishi22 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:25 pm

nevetsov wrote:
RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.

Arguably better because Rubio can defend
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Post#606 » by nevetsov » Tue May 12, 2020 11:27 pm

lilfishi22 wrote:
nevetsov wrote:
RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.

Arguably better because Rubio can defend


What he gains in defence, he loses for the man-bun.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#607 » by Sugarless » Tue May 19, 2020 9:27 am

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You take away Aytons suspension, the major time losing injuries to Baynes, Frank the Tank, Cam, and replace Saric with an NBA Starting PF and this year would have been FUN!!!


Rubio and DA connecting at the rim, Rubio and Mikal connecting on back-door cuts and Rubio and Baynes connecting for the 3-point dagger. Then Rubio, Mikal, Baynes and DA playing defense. Those are the most fun and most promising images from these 2019-20 (rising) Suns.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#608 » by Wilber85 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:26 pm

nevetsov wrote:
RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.


He would be better than Steve Nash if he has Steve Nash shot.

My handicap Aunt has better Defense than steve nash
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Post#609 » by PharmD » Tue May 19, 2020 10:42 pm

Playing around with Ricky's assist numbers out of boredom. Here are the top 6 guys that received Rubio assists, in order, and the percentage of their total field goals that were assisted by just Ricky Rubio.

Booker: 91 assists, 16.7% of all FGs
Oubre: 76 assists, 20.3% of all FGs
Mikal: 72 assists, 34.3% of all FGs
Ayton: 71 assists, 27.9% of all FGs
Baynes: 63 assists, 34.4% of all FGs
Saric: 54 assists*, 24.9% of all FGs

*Note that Dario Saric would have been assisted many more times if he could make a layup

Mikal only played 56% of his minutes with Ricky Rubio (999/1772) and yet that huge percentage of his buckets came from Ricky. In conclusion, Ricky and Mikal are an awesome duo and should play together as much as possible.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#610 » by PharmD » Thu May 28, 2020 2:33 am

Then i was thinking about who gets Booker assists. These are the top guy that received more than 25 Booker assists in order:

Oubre: 69
Ayton: 59
Saric: 52
Rubio: 51
Baynes: 39
Bridges: 32
Cam: 31

Interesting. Saric and Oubre get almost as many assists from Booker as from Rubio. Ayton about 20% fewer but it's in the ballpark. Mikal and Baynes benefited massively from playing with Ricky Rubio. Mikal also played quite a few more minutes with Booker than with Rubio (1117 minutes vs 999). Ricky is the difference between Mikal just standing in the corner vs being a useful offensive threat.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#611 » by babyjax13 » Thu May 28, 2020 7:33 am

It's amazing how fundamentally broken Rubio's jumper is, and that no one was ever able to help him fix it. He's a phenomenal player otherwise, and honestly, his warts make him pretty fun. Glad that he had such a great year in Phoenix.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#612 » by ImNotMcDiSwear » Thu May 28, 2020 5:10 pm

Wilber85 wrote:
nevetsov wrote:
RedIndian wrote:If Rubio had a jump shot, he'd have been a multiple time all-star. His IQ is off the charts.


If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.


He would be better than Steve Nash if he has Steve Nash shot.

My handicap Aunt has better Defense than steve nash


People forget that Nash led the league in drawing charges year after year. I wish I could find the stats, but IIRC, he may have led the league in charges drawn each and every year of the SSOL era. He was truly gifted at it.

I've also watched games where opposing PG's really struggled against Steve - I recall watching one game where Chris Paul had a truly awful evening being defended by Nash, though we're just talking about one game there. But even if you go look at the advanced stats, it's important to keep in mind that our style of play prioritized flow, getting both teams in transition, avoiding fouls. So if you look at Marion's advanced defensive metrics during the SSOL era, they don't blow you away, despite the Matrix being one of the most gifted defenders of his generation. Of course, it didn't help our cause that refs wouldn't allow us to defend as physically as our opponents... I think I'll probably be griping about that little-known fact my whole life. My purple and orange grapes are sour.

Point is, Nash certainly wasn't a good defender, but he wasn't nearly as bad as people think. I'm willing to bet he was better than your handicap(ped) (a)unt, even.
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Re: Ricky Rubio news and highlights 

Post#613 » by Saberestar » Thu May 28, 2020 7:45 pm

ImNotMcDiSwear wrote:
Wilber85 wrote:
nevetsov wrote:
If Rubio could shoot like Steve Nash, he'd be Steve Nash.


He would be better than Steve Nash if he has Steve Nash shot.

My handicap Aunt has better Defense than steve nash


People forget that Nash led the year in drawing charges year after year. I wish I could find the stats, but IIRC, he may have led the league in charges drawn each and every year of the SSOL era. He was truly gifted at it.

I've also watched games where opposing PG's really struggled against Steve - I recall watching one game where Chris Paul had a truly awful evening being defended by Nash, though we're just talking about one game there. But even if you go look at the advanced stats, it's important to keep in mind that our style of play prioritized flow, getting both teams in transition, avoiding fouls. So if you look at Marion's advanced defensive metrics during the SSOL era, they don't blow you away, despite the Matrix being one of the most gifted defenders of his generation. Of course, it didn't help our cause that refs wouldn't allow us to defend as physically as our opponents... I think I'll probably be griping about that little-known fact my whole life. My purple and orange grapes are sour.

Point is, Nash certainly wasn't a good defender, but he wasn't nearly as bad as people think. I'm willing to bet he was better than your handicap(ped) (a)unt, even.

Absolutely.

Nash was a master drawing chargers and he was smart on the defensive end. Underrated team defender.

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