The rumors finally became reality for Ricky Rubio. Now the Spanish point guard has gone from wondering where he fits in with the Minnesota Timberwolves to being a central figure in the Utah Jazz's efforts to retain Gordon Hayward.
"It makes me feel special. It makes me feel like they want me here," Rubio told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "I'm a loyal guy, so I'm going to try to do my best to help them reach our goal, which is a championship one day."
The Jazz acquired Rubio in a trade last week just before the start of free agency, bringing to an end a six-season run in Minnesota.
"I'm always going to be attached to that city because I...