Jan 10, 2024 - Sports

Cavs Corner, Week 11: We love you, Ricky!

The Cavs' Ricky Rubio in white uniform

Ricky!!!!! Photo: Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

For abbreviated stretches of two seasons, Cavs fans got to experience one of the most transcendent passers in NBA history.

Driving the news: Ricky Rubio, the point guard phenom, last week announced his retirement from NBA hoops to prioritize his mental health in his native Spain.

Record: (21-15); Last week: (18-15)

Weekly slate: Win vs. Washington (140-101); Win vs. Washington (114-90); Win vs. San Antonio (117-115)

What they're saying: "I know the way things ended has been tough," Rubio wrote in a statement posted to social media.

  • "I could never have imagined the year would develop this way, but [the Cavs] have an amazing organization, with Koby [Altman] and JB [Bickerstaff], who have been extremely respectful and understanding of my situation and caring for me as a person."

Weekly winners: Rubio's news overshadowed on-court play this week, so consider these honorable mentions:

  • Jarrett Allen: The big man continued his dominant play, averaging 21 points, 16 rebounds and five assists over his last seven games.
  • Serena Winters: The Bally Sports sideline reporter had a viral moment this week, fist-bumping Allen without breaking stride during a post-game report.

What's next: The Cavs play only once this week, against the Brooklyn Nets in Paris.

  • The game is part of the NBA's "Global Games'' program to expand its international fanbase.
  • Tipoff is 2pm ET Thursday, and will be televised locally on Bally Sports Ohio.
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