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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: gamethread

Ricky Rubio is expected to make his long awaited return tonight.

Portland Trail Blazers v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Those of us in the eastern time zone shouldn’t have any trouble staying awake for this one as Ricky Rubio makes his return to the lineup against the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s been over a year since Rubio has seen the court in an NBA game. The last being against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 28, 2021.

Rubio isn’t expected to see much action. His playing time will be kept around 8-12 minutes with two short stints according to’s Chris Fedor. That said, it’ll still be great to see him back on the court in a Cleveland Cavaliers’ uniform.

We’ll see if him and Darius Garland can recapture some of the magic they had last season.