RIcky Rubio of the Utah Jazz may be headed for a new landscape this summer. Last season, the eight-year veteran averaged 12.7 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Jazz while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from 3-point land.
How would Rubio fit with Chicago? He’s a veteran leader, which the team needs more of, and can handle the reins of an offense. He won’t demand a lot of shots, which works nicely with Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen, and he’ll feed shooters the ball when and where they need it to be successful.
The main issue with the Spaniard’s fit with the Bulls lies in that he’s simply not a good shooter. Last season’s 31.1 percent from downtown just won’t cut it for a team in desperate need of shooting. The Bulls were one of the worst shooting teams in the league across the board in 2018-19, so a Rubio addition would be an ill-fitted and awkward one.
Rubio is a nice player who will catch on easily with a team looking for a floor leader. The Chicago Bulls just shouldn’t be the one.