Burning Question No. 3: Will the Cavs move on from Ricky Rubio?
Ricky Rubio has some of the worst luck of any NBA player. He got off to a blistering start during the 2021-2022 season, and then he tore his ACL for the second time in his career.
When he came back in January of this season, he looked like a shell of himself. He shot 26% from three and averaged five points per game and was a huge defensive liability. In the series against the Knicks, he scored zero points and could barely survive on the floor for five minutes.
While the Cavs are hoping Rubio returns to form next season, they also have to be realistic. He seems to be on the wrong 30 and they need someone off the bench that can alleviate the heavy offensive burden that is being carried by Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell. As great as a veteran presence Rubio is, his play simply is not as great.
Will the Cavs realize this and get a young, more athletic point guard off the bench? Or will they continue to live in fantasy land?
The Cavs clearly have some work to do this offseason in order to take the next step and become a championship contender. These questions have to be answered in order for that to happen. Otherwise, the Cavaliers will be stuck in the same spot again next season.