The first sip
The Cavs acquiring Ricky Rubio over the summer was, at the time, could be viewed in two different ways. Rubio was been awesome of the Cavs, providing needed playmaking and providing structure to the offense when it needs it.
The on/off numbers don’t paint the picture of a massive helpful player – the Cavs, per Cleaning the Glass, are a slight negative with Rubio on the floor and are scoring a mere 100.8 points per 100 possessions. Watching the Cavs in real time makes it clear that Rubio is helping the team.