After a full year of rehabilitating an ACL tear in his left knee, Cavaliers guard Ricky Rubio is targeting a return against the Trail Blazers on Thursday, our Spencer Davies confirmed this afternoon.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news first.
Rubio was an integral part of the Cavaliers last season both as a veteran in the locker room and his play on the court before he tore in ACL in December 2021. The 32-year-old was averaging 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 6.6 assists in his role as the team's sixth man.
He adds a veteran presence to the Cavs backcourt alongside stars Donovan Mitchell and Darius Mitchell for a team that is 26-16 on the season and in the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.