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Ricky Rubio is making a return to his roots by signing a rest-of-season contract with Barcelona, marking a continuation of his basketball career.

While he has joined the team for practices, it remains uncertain if Rubio will play in games. The agreement ensures a roster spot with Barcelona when he is ready to compete.

Rubio took a break from basketball to address mental health concerns, missing the 2023 FIBA World Cup and the start of the NBA season.

After a contract buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers in January, Rubio expressed improvement in his well-being and suggested a potential return to the court, likely in Spain.