Explained — NBA star Ricky Rubio taking break from basketball; Here is why?

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ricky Rubio is taking a break from basketball

Rubio has said in a statement that he is stopping his professional activities to take care of mental health

He thanked the Spanish national team for understanding his decision

Ricky Rubio played in 33 regular season games for Cleveland Cavaliers last session

Rubio has announced the break at a time when Spanish team is preparing to defend its title at FIBA World Cup

The NBA veteran’s careers averages are 10.8 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals per contest

He averages 38.8% while shooting from the field, 32.4% from three-point range in 698 regular season game

Ricky has also been part of 14 NBA playoff

Ricky still has two years of contract with Cleveland Cavalier