HoopsHype Rudy Gobert rumors

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The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed 2013 first-round draft pick Rudy Gobert (27th overall). Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The 21-year-old center is expected to participate in the Jazz’s entry in the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, which begins on Sunday. The Jazz acquired the draft rights to Gobert in a draft-night trade with Denver that sent the Nuggets the rights to the 46th overall pick and cash considerations. NBA.com

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Years of buildup to Gobert finally reaching the NBA, initially as a potential top-five pick in 2013 before a disappointing season in his native France dropped him to the current projection of mid-teens to early-20s, that the wingspan is generally the first thing anyone asks about. It certainly is one of the things he constantly gets asked about, apparently still able to answer without a heavy sigh or eye roll. "Of course it's exciting for the teams: a guy with a big wingspan and defense and is developing offense to get the ball," he said. "Of course it's useful." NBA.com

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