Rudy Gobert Rumors

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Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert
Position: C
Born: 06/26/92
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $21,224,719
There’s another guy from Saginaw, Mich. that won last year’s Defensive Player of the Year. His name is Draymond Green. (Laughs) Now is that a goal of yours this year to try and get that award. Rudy Gobert: Of course. Every year, I think I’m the best defensive player in the league and I want to be the best. I think being the defensive player in the league is making your team better because, like I said, there’s a lot of things you don’t see on stats. When you make your team better, usually it means a lot.
Adrian Wojnarowski: You were upset with Miami’s Dion Waiters initially [after the injury]. Was that emotion in the beginning or do you still go back and go, “I don’t like the way that happened”? Rudy Gobert: I don’t like the way that happened. That’s true. [But] I can’t be mad at someone forever. I think now it’s time — after a few days, I’m just focused on getting back and focused on my team.
Storyline: Rudy Gobert Injury
Adrian Wojnarowski: If there’s gonna be a team that beats [USA Basketball[ in a one-game setting… I always thought it would be a team that’s been together for a long time — that’s not intimidated… [France] is equipped to do it. Rudy Gobert: We are. I deeply believe that it’s gonna happen. One of my dreams is to win an Olympic gold medal with the French National Team. Hopefully in 2020 we can put a team together to try and compete with them.