Cavaliers Notes: Rubio, Mobley, Allen

Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio has yet to make his season debut after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee last season, though he’s making good progress. Rubio said on the El Reverso podcast that he anticipates playing just two or three more NBA seasons, relays.

“To be honest, I don’t have much left in the NBA,” he said. “When my son starts school, I want to settle in my house in Badalona (Spain). In two, three years, I would say I have left. I think I’ve found my place in Cleveland, I’m comfortable, and I want to reach the top with this project. I dream of living the experience of playing in the Finals.”

If that’s the case, Rubio may not need to sign another NBA contract. Rubio re-signed with the Cavs on a three-year, $18MM+ contract over the summer, though the final year is only partially guaranteed.

We have more from the Cavaliers:

  • Cleveland wants second-year power forward Evan Mobley to follow the template the Bucks laid out for Giannis Antetokounmpo during his development into the league’s Most Valuable Player, as James Collier of ESPN details. However, Mobley is more advanced than the Milwaukee superstar was at this stage of his career. “People my size cannot move the way I move. I just try to perfect it as much as I can because I understand it’s a difference-maker,” Mobley said. “I understand the way I move, the physicality I bring to the game, it’s big.”
  • Center Jarrett Allen is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Lakers after a five-game absence, Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Allen was sidelined by a lower back contusion. He was upgraded to questionable Monday night and participated in Cleveland’s shootaround Tuesday.
  • In case you missed it, Dean Wade has a three-to-four week timetable to return from his shoulder injury. Get the details here.
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