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3 Teams That Should Pursue Ricky Rubio if the Jazz Let Him Leave

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 22: Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz brings the ball up court against the Houston Rockets in the first half of Game Four during the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 22, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
Gene Sweeney Jr.

While the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors are ongoing, there is still plenty of news from throughout the league.

The latest comes from Utah, as point guard Ricky Rubio states the Jazz told him he was not a priority for their team. So, with Rubio's contract expiring, the veteran point guard will find himself on the open market. Luckily for him, there are plenty of teams in need of quality and potentially starting point guard.

Here are three teams that make the most sense.

1. Phoenix Suns

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -  FEBRUARY 6: Deandre Ayton #22  of the Phoenix Suns passes off under the basket while being guarded by Ricky Rubio #3 and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz during a game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 6, 2019 in Salt Lake City , Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Phoenix Suns v Utah Jazz | Chris Gardner

The Phoenix Suns are not a shocking team to place on this list. Devin Booker has been balling ever since he entered the league, and in that span, he's lacked a good-to-great point guard to feed him the ball. Ricky Rubio can become the missing piece of the puzzle that is the Suns, especially if they land a stud in the NBA Draft.

2. Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13:  Jerian Grant #2 of the Chicago Bullslooks to pass under pressure from Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz at the United Center on December 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 103-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls | Jonathan Daniel

The Bulls are among the worst around the league in terms of offensive efficiency. Their depth at point guard was exposed after Kris Dunn went down with injury this season. Rubio can help provide a spark on the Bulls, considering he's averaged 6.1 assists per game with Utah.

3. Indiana Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 19:  Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 19, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz v Indiana Pacers | Andy Lyons

The Indiana Pacers are another team in need of a point guard. Darren Collison is going to hit free agency, and Rubio can become a suitable replacement. Plus, the Pacers can get him for relatively cheap, as compared to the other point guards on the market. If Rubio joins Indiana, he can take a ton of pressure off returning star Victor Oladipo next season.