Cavaliers barricade Ricky Rubio is taking an indefinite split from basketball to handle his psychological condition, he introduced Saturday morning.
Rubio, 32, made the announcement 3 weeks prior to Spain’s opening recreation in opposition to Côte d’Ivoire within the FIBA International Cup, to be held within the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. Rubio has performed for the Spanish nationwide group because the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and used to be named MVP of the 2019 International Cup in China.
“I have decided to stop my professional activity to take care of my mental health. I want to thank all the support I have received from the (Spanish basketball federation) to understand my decision,” Rubio stated in a statement posted at the Spanish basketball federation’s web page. “Today #LaFamilia makes more sense than ever… I would ask that my privacy be respected so that I can face these moments and be able to give more information when the time is right.”
Rubio is getting into his thirteenth NBA season, and his 3rd with Cleveland because it obtained him from the Timberwolves within the the summer season of 2021. He performed in a career-low 33 video games in 2023, averaging 5.2 issues and three.5 assists in keeping with recreation.