The Phoenix Suns have found their point guard. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the team will sign veteran playmaker Ricky Rubio to a three-year deal worth $51 million.
Rubio had previously been linked to the Pacers but Indiana’s plans took a twist when they were able to agree to land Malcolm Brogdon in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Rubio will provide a veteran presence on a young Suns roster and provide a solid mentor for first-round pick Ty Jerome. New Suns head coach Monty Williams will hope that the addition of Rubio can make life easier for Phoenix’s two building blocks: Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.