HoopsHype Rudy Gobert rumors
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
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
Chad Ford: Best two players I've seen at the Combine today have been Steven Adams and Rudy Gobert. Both helping themselves a lot here Twitter @chadfordinsider
Rudy Gobert said that next season he wants to play in the NBA, as reported to Catch-and-Shoot. "I want to go the NBA next season. I don't want to play another season in Europe. I know that it is going to be tough and that I need to add muscle. I don't care about the team, if I will be picked in the NBA draft in high position, I will have minutes on the court" said Gobert. Sportando
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