Ricky Rubio trade strengthens Cavs; LeBron James, Kyrie Irving better than Kevin Durant & Stephen Curry

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Photo Courtesy: Joe Bielawa/Wikimedia, Ricky Rubio trade to Cavs with Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, against Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry

Ricky Rubio is one of the best European guard prospects ever, and yet an NBA rumor featuring the Spanish pro-baller seems to be well timed, as well as a perfect fit when co-featuring the Cavs guard Kyrie Irving.

After following a sinuous route to the NBA in 2011, a Ricky Rubio trade is now being considered. Rumors point out that the Cavs, led by LeBron James has been interested in acquiring the point guard for some months now.

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Iman Shumpert has been speculated to be on the trading block after running into trouble with DUI and possession of illegal substance in Atlanta last month. Could this be an open window for the Ricky Rubio trade to materialize?

Despite being touted as the next Peter Maravich, Rubio has struggled real badly with his shooting. In fact, he’s considered as one of the worst shooters in modern NBA history. It makes completely perfect sense that he plays alongside one of the league’s solid shooters- Kyrie Irving.

Kyrie Irving has been a major force for the Cavs in clinching their first NBA title. His presence eases the defense on LeBron James, and many feel Kyrie Irving is even better than Stephen Curry.

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Stephen Curry is most formidable with his 3-point ability and quick release, which makes him maximize his creativity with the ball, while Kyrie Irving is quicker and can handle the ball better. Imagine if he can focus on maximizing his long-range threat with Ricky Rubio running the Cavs’ plays.

The Cavs will surely be hard to beat with Ricky Rubio, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving even for the super-team Warriors now with Kevin Durant.

The addition of Ricky Rubio will add depth to the Cavs’ talents, according to a report by Itech Post. Will this be the formidable line that can challenge Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry? Will the Cavs regain its position as the favorite team this upcoming season?

With Mo Williams planning to retire before the 2016-17 season the Ricky Rubio trade should remain a Cavs top priority.

Rubio’s position has been upgraded in a list of Sports Illustrated’s 100 greatest NBA players for 2016-17 to no. 70 where he’s described as “a first-class player in two crucial regards (playmaking, perimeter defense) and sorely lacking in another (scoring). Where that leaves his overall game is a matter of disagreement. Rubio characterizes such an extreme in both regards that his contributions can only be fully understood within an actual team context.”

More importantly, his skill sets seem to sync well with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Basketball analysts believe the timely Ricky Rubio trade is designed to maximize the team’s potentials.

Photo Courtesy: Joe Bielawa/Wikimedia

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