Ricky Rubio (knee) resting Friday for Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio (left knee injury management) is out Friday versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Rubio will rest in the second half of a back-to-back after he played 17 minutes on Thursday and scored 5 points (2-7 field goals, 1-2 3-pointers) with 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 steal. Donovan Mitchell (groin) is doubtful for Friday, so Darius Garland and Caris LeVert are expected to start in the backcourt again, with Raul Neto and Cedi Osman absorbing more minutes off the bench.
Through seven games since returning from ACL surgery, Rubio has a 19.1% usage rate and is averaging 0.87 FanDuel points per minute. Per numberFire's NBA Heat Map, the Cavs’ implied total (110.5) is No. 9 out of 10 active teams Friday.
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- Indiana's Myles Turner (back) inactive for Saturday's game against Hawks March 25th, 2023
- Joel Embiid (calf) questionable Saturday for Philadelphia March 25th, 2023
- Kings list De'Aaron Fox (hamstring) as questionable on Saturday March 25th, 2023
- James Harden (Achilles) questionable for 76ers on Saturday March 25th, 2023
- Utah's Rudy Gay (back) ruled out for Saturday's game versus Kings March 25th, 2023
- Cavaliers' Lamar Stevens coming off the bench on Tuesday March 21st, 2023
- Cavaliers starting Jarrett Allen (eye) on Tuesday, Lamar Stevens to bench March 21st, 2023
- Jarrett Allen (eye) active for Cleveland's Tuesday matchup against Nets March 21st, 2023
- Jarrett Allen (eye) questionable Tuesday for Cavaliers March 20th, 2023
- Jarrett Allen (eye) out again for Cleveland on Friday March 16th, 2023
- Caris LeVert coming off the bench for Cleveland on Wednesday March 15th, 2023