Another guard the Warriors could look at is the Phoenix Suns’ Ricky Rubio. More of a traditional point guard than Dennis Schroder, Rubio could lead the second unit, one that has the talent but may fold without solid leadership.
Rubio is another player the Dubs would have to trade for, but given his contract and how he’s unlikely in the Warriors long-term plans, it shouldn’t take much more than a few second-round picks.
In Phoenix, Rubio has been thriving.
He shot the second-best percentage from both the field and three-point line this season. He also averaged 8.9 assists per game, a career-high for a largely underrated guard. Rubio can hold his own defensively as well.
While it’s difficult to imagine Rubio, Curry, and Thompson on the court together, it may actually work very well with Rubioi being able to facilitate the offense while Curry runs off screens, almost like a better-passing Draymond Green.
Rubio wouldn’t be the most attractive addition, but he would help the team in multiple ways.