If you’re looking for a helping hand, you should call Ricky Rubio. During the 2018-19 season so far, Ricky Rubio is leading the Utah Jazz in assists with 6.1 assists per game. This stat isn’t surprising since Rubio is a consistent player when it comes to offering up assists to other players. He has a career average of 7.8 assists per game.
During his 2016-17 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rubio was averaging a whopping 9.1 assists per game, making him fifth in the league for assists behind James Harden, John Wall, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul.
This season, Rubio has also made some significant contributions in other departments. He has the third-highest average for points per game and steals per game for the Utah Jazz (12.9 points per game and 1.5 steals per game). However, these stats don’t necessarily show how much Rubio is really contributing to the team during individual games.
While Rubio may not be the highest averaging scorer for the Jazz, he has proven that he can step up and score when it matters. So far this season, Rubio has led the scoring for six regular-season games, including scoring 28 points in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans in October and 27 points during a decisive 133-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 25.
Here’s a look at Rubio’s overall career stats:
NBA Career Averages (as of Dec. 17)
- Games played: 460
- Games started: 440
- Points: 11
- Minutes played: 31.2
- Field goals made-attempted: 3.5-9.1
- Field goal percentage: .835
- Free throws made-attempted: 3.1-3.7
- Free throw percentage: .836
- 3-pointers made-attempted: 0.8-2.5
- 3-point percentage: .323
- Offensive rebounds: 0.7
- Defensive rebounds: 3.6
- Total rebounds: 4.3
- Assists: 7.8
- Blocks: 0.1
- Steals: 2.0
- Personal fouls: 2.6
- Turnovers: 2.8
- NBA rating: 77
Rubio played six seasons for Minnesota before he was traded to the Jazz in 2017. We look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes during his second season wearing the Utah Jazz uniform.