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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+
19
33%
A
15
26%
A-
6
10%
B+
8
14%
B
7
12%
B-
1
2%
C
1
2%
D
0
No votes
F
1
2%
 
Total votes: 58

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post#615 » by Fo-Real » Mon Jul 6, 2020 2:33 pm

If everyone remembers (and yall never forget NOTHIN!!) I was a Rubio hater, didnt want him, said I hated his face. Rubio brings a smile to my face now!!! I love his effect on the team when he is on the court. Definitely makes the players around him better. Much better defender than I thought and better size also!!!
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Post#616 » by LukasBMW » Mon Jul 6, 2020 11:18 pm

If Rubio doesn't emerge from a 4 month lockdown with a new jump shop....I'm done with him.

He had 4 months to learn how to shoot.
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Post#617 » by LesGrossman » Mon Jul 6, 2020 11:40 pm

LukasBMW wrote:If Rubio doesn't emerge from a 4 month lockdown with a new jump shop....I'm done with him.

He had 4 months to learn how to shoot.

He'll probably cry himself into sleep knowing that.
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Post#618 » by bwgood77 » Tue Jul 7, 2020 3:42 pm

LukasBMW wrote:If Rubio doesn't emerge from a 4 month lockdown with a new jump shop....I'm done with him.

He had 4 months to learn how to shoot.


Well he did shoot over 35% from 3 this year so far, on par with Oubre, Baynes and Bridges and better than Saric and Kaminsky. Heck, Booker is only at 36%.
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Post#619 » by ImNotMcDiSwear » Tue Jul 7, 2020 3:47 pm

bwgood77 wrote:
LukasBMW wrote:If Rubio doesn't emerge from a 4 month lockdown with a new jump shop....I'm done with him.

He had 4 months to learn how to shoot.


Well he did shoot over 35% from 3 this year so far, on par with Oubre, Baynes and Bridges and better than Saric and Kaminsky. Heck, Booker is only at 36%.


Oh, come on bw. You know the only reason Booker wasn't able to carry this team to .700 this season was because of Ricky Rubio. That's why we need Kira Lewis to come in here, show him how it's done. I mean heck, Kira shoots 36% from college three, which is, like, not even a whole yard closer to the basket.
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Post#620 » by bwgood77 » Tue Jul 7, 2020 3:58 pm

ImNotMcDiSwear wrote:
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LukasBMW wrote:If Rubio doesn't emerge from a 4 month lockdown with a new jump shop....I'm done with him.

He had 4 months to learn how to shoot.


Well he did shoot over 35% from 3 this year so far, on par with Oubre, Baynes and Bridges and better than Saric and Kaminsky. Heck, Booker is only at 36%.


Oh, come on bw. You know the only reason Booker wasn't able to carry this team to .700 this season was because of Ricky Rubio. That's why we need Kira Lewis to come in here, show him how it's done. I mean heck, Kira shoots 36% from college three, which is, like, not even a whole yard closer to the basket.


I know you are being sarcastic, but I don't know if people were not watching and are just going by reputation or what, but Rubio would hit 3s at a decent rate, and always had the willingness to take them when he got the ball and open. Some rebuttals could say he's not guarded but it's not like anyone really takes 3s when they are not wide open. All those guys launch them when they are wide open and someone finds them. If they were to take 3s while guarded, it's a bad shot. I guess Booker takes some off the dribble where he has a guy near him, but it's not usually when he's got a guy right on him close enough to alter shot (unless he tries to bait and jump into the guy which is often a poor decision with no call).

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