Point Taken: Suns Sign Veteran Ricky Rubio

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The Phoenix Suns made a little splash Sunday afternoon signing free-agent point guard Ricky Rubio.

Last season with Utah, Rubio averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old became available after the Jazz acquired Mike Conley in a multi-player, pre-draft trade with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rubio’s career averages (eight seasons) include 11.1 points and 7.7 assists per game. He had been linked to Indiana following the Conley deal, but the Pacers instead opted for a less expensive in Jeremy Lamb.

The Spaniard joins the Suns’ group of point guards which currently include Tyler Johnson, Elie Okobo, Troy Daniels and first-round pick Ty Jerome.

 

A Valley native, Eric has had a passion for the Arizona sports scene since an early age. He has covered some of the biggest events including Super Bowls, national championships and the NBA and MLB playoffs in his near 20 years in local media.