Ricky Rubio, Spanish point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, admitted this Saturday that, despite the fact that he still has a contract with the American franchise, his time in the NBA “is ending” and he continues to consider his return to Europe, although it will depend on his state. physical and mental when the time comes to make the decision.
“I’ve been there for twelve years and my idea when I left was to play in Europe againI don’t know what situation I’ll be in physically and mentally and if I’ll want to play, but well, my NBA stage is coming to an end”, the Catalan player explained to Movistar during the semifinal match of the Endesa Joventut-Real Madrid League, which he attended to see his former team.
He admitted that he is already “wanting to be selected” and to play in the World Cup that will be held this summer in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines: “At the moment I am at home calm and looking forward to selectionalmost without vacations since I started to work hard because there is still physical left”, he said.
Asked about how he is watching the semifinals of the Spanish League, he highlighted the “good basketball” that is taking place in both qualifiers. “They are very even, 1-1, and that is what the fans want”, he added. And when it comes to the NBA Finals, in which the Denver Nuggets dominate the Miami Heat 3-1, he called Denver “the big favorite.” “Miami has come a long way but Denver has a great team”, opined the Spanish international.