Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 27 Ricky Rubio

  • Seasons with the franchise: Two (2017-18 to 2018-19)
  • Regular-season games played: 145
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.1 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 41.2 from the field, 33.2 from three, 86.1 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 11
  • Postseason averages: 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.4 blocks

His dazzling displays weren’t a perfect match for the Utah Jazz. That said, Ricky Rubio — a former No. 5 overall draft pick from 2009 to the Minnesota Timberwolves, which is now again the 30-year-old’s NBA home — was relatively productive, and on both ends of the floor, during his recent two-year stay in Salt Lake City.

In fact, those two seasons account for two of the active 10-year NBA veteran’s top three season scoring averages to date. Plus, don’t overlook the fact Rubio finished No. 12 in the league with his 1.6 steals in 2017-18 or the fact that he was money from the foul line.

Furthermore, the 6-foot-3 guard from Spain was a full-time starter in both seasons with the Jazz, and both those squads hovered around the 50-win mark in the regular season.