Lakers learned today they'll have 27th pick. Some values from that slot since '01: Tinsley, Afflalo, DeMarre Carroll and Rudy Gobert.
I tried to get Rudy Gobert to set goals for himself next year (All-Star?), but he said he was only focused on playoffs.
Gobert: I'm only thinking about the playoffs next year
Gobert says he will play international ball this summer...Euro championships, and Olympic qualifying
Rudy Gobert says he won't play in summer league
Gobert says his mid-range jumper is there.....it's on point....it's now just about shooting them - and making them - during games
Break over. Rudy Gobert on the podium
Wake up! Rudy Gobert is about to enter the building.
Trevor Booker: In my eyes, Rudy Gobert should get most improved player. He has potential to be an all-star
Q on Gobert: "I think maybe the most unique thing about Rudy is his competitive desire to get better. We want to channel that."
Understand the Jazz mailed it in tonight. Maybe even understandable. But they did start Favors, Exum, Hood and Gobert. Those are core guys.
Most Improved Player: Jimmy Butler Klay Thompson Rudy Gobert
Want to know why Jazz have been so good (besides defense, coaching and stuff) with nothing at stake? Gobert is absolutely fuming right now.
This Rudy Gobert kid is really going to be good.
Terrence Jones just blocked the 7-1 Rudy Gobert, who blocked Dwight Howard earlier.
Dante Exum and Rudy Gobert joining us on Jazz Pre-Game talking about playing all 82 games
Rudy Gobert: My main goal was to get better and stay healthy. It is great I can do it. Me: I think you got better Rudy: Me too
Dante Exum and Rudy Gobert are expected to play their 82nd games tonight.
Utah beats Mavs 109-92, Rudy Gobert 20 pts & 17 rebs. Mavs 49-32 & host Portland in finale Wednesday. Playoff opp TBD on Wed night as well
End of 3: Jazz 87, Mavs 69. Gobert working on 20/20 with 18p, 15r. Bryce Cotton has 17p, 3a. Mavs led by 15 each from Villanueva & Amar'e.
Rudy Gobert working on a potential 20-20 game....has 17 and 15
Half: Rondo and Reserves 57, Jazz 57. Charlie V 15 points, 6-8 FG Rudy Gobert 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks
Jazz over Mavs 57-52 late 2nd qtr on TXA21, Rudy Gobert with 17 pts and 9 rebs for Utah. Villanueva has 12 for the Mavs
The Stifle Tower is atoning for his missed dunk. Rudy Gobert now has 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in the first half.
6-1 (generously listed) Bryce Cotton makes a crazy dunk. 7-1 Rudy Gobert makes a layup. What is going on!?!
Rudy Gobert alley-oops
But we can agree that, in actuality, nobody has elevated their game to the extent Leonard has this season? (h.m. Gobert, Favors, Whiteside)
It's amazing what happens to a team defensively when you replace Enes Kanter with Rudy Gobert and Spencer Hawes with Nerlens Noel. Who knew.