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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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

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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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