Ricky Rubio agrees to deal with Suns

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    The grass is not always greener.

    Plus the Jazz gave up two first round picks and others in the trade for Conley. I liked Jae Crowder.
     
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    Plus they are paying him $32M a year for two more years. That's twice what Rubio is taking home this year. Oubre is making just under $16M.

    So we essentially are paying Oubre and Rubio for the same price as Utah is paying Conley.

    James Jones looks like a genius with these moves.
     
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    It feels good.

    Now if only Jones had drafted Jaxson Hayes at #6 and Cam Johnson at #24.
     
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    The Ricky Rubio signing is looking better and better.

     
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    As an update to my previous post the Jazz will move Ingles to the bench instead of Conley.

     
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    Sounds like Quinn Snyder could be losing the locker room.
     
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    It's hard to imagine it happening as Synder seems so in control but it sounds like something is going on. The Jazz are not playing like the past Utah teams I know.

    Also Shams is usually on target the first time around.
     
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    Huh? Because Conley is washed signing Rubio is a good move? Rubio has been ok, but certainly hasn't moved the needle.
     
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    He has unquestionably moved the needle. Perhaps not as far as some might like, but we are waaaaaaay better than last season and we also really struggle anytime Rubio is out.
     
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    I was contrasting it with the Conley signing. After the All-Star break Rubio has been very good. I think he needed a break after the World Cup.
     
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    Or maybe he's trying to get it back?
     
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    Phraz - this team has been out of playoff contention for a month, and are still completely irrelevant on the NBA stage. Blame it on injuries or whatever excuse you want, but guys like Rubio/Baynes have lots of wear on their tires, and played all summer, so it can't be a surprise that they're breaking down.

    Our record will undoubtedly be better, but to what end? This newfound appreciation for Rubio reminds me of all the celebrations after the Suns were 7-4. It ignores the fact that much of our slide out of the playoff race was due to an ineffective/injured Rubio. In addition, our spacing is continually messed up because he is such an awful shooter, that teams don't even guard him.

    I doubt those issues will be getting better with age.
     
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    My view of Rubio hasn't changed during these last few games.

    He is an awful shooter and it hurt us, but he has also made our offense waaaaaaay more fluid and he is a really good defender. We're on pace to end up with 34 wins, a 15 win jump. That is, without a doubt, a large movement of the needle, and when you look at how we've played without him on the court, it is clear that Rubio is a major factor in the Suns upswing.

    And seriously... last season we were getting absolutely obliterated nearly every game, repeatedly down by 20+ before halftime even started. This year we've been in nearly every game and we've, somehow, got more blowout wins than blowout losses.
     
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    My opinion on Rubio is the same now as it was a year ago. He's one of the best point guards that are good enough to start but not really good enough to keep you happy. We are much better with him than without him but we need to upgrade especially given his age and mileage.
     
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