HoopsHype Rudy Gobert rumors

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Chad Ford: Deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is today. Rudy Gobert's agent texted me that he's staying in the draft. Twitter @chadfordinsider

June 15, 2013 Updates

Olynyk headlined a workout that featured 12 players, including at least three post players who are projected to be drafted in the first round. The fact that the Jazz already have two promising young big men, Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors, under contract, did not keep them from bringing in some top prospects. In addition to Olynyk, the Jazz worked out 7-foot-1 French center Rudy Gobert and Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, who are both projected to go in the middle of the first round. Salt Lake Tribune

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The Suns appear to have assembled an impressive Wednesday workout group with Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore, Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo, Indiana power forward Cody Zeller, UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad and French power forward Rudy Gobert, unless one of those players has come to town early for a different workout. Between Indiana coach Tom Crean’s media comments and the players’ social media, five players’ arrivals in Phoenix have become known and the Suns do have a workout scheduled today but have not confirmed the participants. Arizona Republic

June 3, 2013 Updates

Dallas is in the rare position of having a lottery pick, and while they’re open to trading the pick, they’d also be open to keeping it and using it on a high-ceiling project like Gobert. That probably explains the Kings’ interest. Sacramento has been rumored to be shopping DeMarcus Cousins— considering they just hired their coach and have no GM, it’s safe to say those rumors have been overblown—but even if they keep him, they’re likely to make some sort of deal to change an obviously flawed roster. The Kings have Tyreke Evans and James Johnson in restricted free agency, and have tradable pieces in guys like Marcus Thornton and Jason Thompson. Sporting News

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Now, just six years later, the lottery lock is training in Dallas, TX, in hopes of being one of the best players in what many consider a weak Draft. “My goal is to be a top seven or eight draft pick. Although I won’t be upset if I don’t go top seven,” Gobert said. “I’ll be very upbeat just to be drafted and I’ll be ready to go out there and ready to play this summer. Whichever team drafts me, I’m just going to work hard to get better.” SLAM

May 22, 2013 Updates

Oh, the Wolves will have their options, even after the top shooting guards -- Kansas' Ben McLemore and Indiana's Victor Oladipo -- go top 5 probably. They could choose Lehigh's C.J. McCollum, who's a great shooter but is point-guard sized at 6-3, or Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who would fill Wolves need for both shooters and real 2-guard size. But don't be surprised if the Wolves end up going for a shotblocker -- Maryland center Alex Len if he drops that far, or maybe 7-2 French center Rudy Gobert -- for a team that lacks a rim defender. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

May 18, 2013 Updates

Yet the 20-year-old is a raw talent. He needs to get stronger and polish up his post game in order to contribute in the NBA. However, his athleticism and size are why he's projected to be a mid-first-round pick in June's draft. The 76ers, who are likely to get the 11th pick, interviewed Gobert here on Friday. "I'm not a fan at all," said an NBA scout who asked to remain anonymous. "I've seen him in person a couple of times over the last two years. He's immature physically. And off the court, he's not a man. "He's a guy who is long and can run. But he doesn't have a great feel for the game." Philadelphia Inquirer

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