Some of the same people who said Favors and Gobert couldn't make up for Kanter's defense are saying F/G can make up for Kaminsky's. Hmmm...
When I hear this is a "4 player draft", I think Nurkic, Capella, Antetokounmpo, Gobert, Drummond, Dray Green, K Thompson, K Leonard, etc.
I need to go check Rudy Gobert's Twitter feed to see if he's still feeding until he's eaten everything.
I'd probably have Andrew Bogut as my 1st team All-Defensive center, Rudy Gobert 2nd team. DeAndre Jordan 5th team or so.
If there were a third-team NBA All-Defense, Rudy Gobert would be on it. He received the 11th most votes, including five for the first team.
Rudy Gobert didn't make an all-NBA defensive team? interesting
Next 5 in voting who didn't make NBA All-Defensive Teams: Rudy Gobert, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Avery Bradley,Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Jimmy Butler runaway winner of Most Improved award. Rudy Gobert second, Hassan Whiteside third. Rockets Donatas Motiejunas was seventh.
Jazz VP of player personnel Walt Perrin on Rudy Gobert's pre-draft workout: "He came in and wowed us."
Jimmy Butler named 2014-15 Most Improved Player, with 535 pts, beating Draymond Green (200) and Rudy Gobert (189).
Jimmy Butler is Most Improved with 92 first-place votes and 535 points. Draymond Green (11, 200) and Rudy Gobert (12, 189) round out top 3.
My vote: 1. Butler, 2. Rudy Gobert (aka the Stifle Tower), 3. Khris Middleton. Either Giannis or Khris were deserving to be mentioned.
If MIP is meant to measure the leap a player makes, Gobert was ahead of Whiteside last year and behind him this year.
MIP third-place finisher Rudy Gobert got more first-place votes and overall votes (first, second or third) than runner-up Draymond Green.
Butler & Draymond improved big time but Gobert's conquered challenge of sudden expectations while my pick Whiteside came f south of nowhere
I get the Gobert and Giannis votes. I personally wouldn't vote for second-year guys. To me you're SUPPOSED to get better from rookie to soph
NBA Most Improved Player of the Year voting results: 1. Jimmy Butler 2. Draymond Green 3. Rudy Gobert 4. Hassan Whiteside 5. Klay Thompson
Whiteside finishes behind Butler, Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert with five first-place votes.
I was the only Utah voter to not give Rudy Gobert a first-place vote. I put him second behind Jimmy B. Who's gonna call me a homer now!?!
Jimmy Butler won. My ballot was Butler, Hassan Whiteside and Rudy Gobert
Chicago's Jimmy Butler is the NBA's Most Improved Player. Warriors forward Draymond Green finished second and utah's Rudy Gobert third.
Jimmy Butler wins Most Improved, Draymond Green second, Rudy Gobert third, Hassan Whiteside fourth, Klay Thompson fifth.
Rudy Gobert finished third in Most Improved voting behind winner Jimmy Butler and Draymond Green. Favors and Hayward got a third-place vote.
Jimmy Butler has been officially named Most Improved Player. After in votes: Draymond Green, Rudy Gobert and then Hassan Whiteside.
Chicago's Jimmy Butler named Most Improved Player. Draymond Green finishes second; Rudy Gobert third.
Jimmy Butler wins Most Improved Player, Draymond Green 2nd, Rudy Gobert 3rd
Jimmy Butler wins most improved player. Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert 2nd and 3rd in balloting. Gastonia's Hassan Whiteside 4th.
Bulls' Jimmy Butler wins Most Improved Player, gets 92 first-place votes. Rudy Gobert got 12 and Draymond Green 11 but Green finishes 2nd
Bulls' Jimmy Butler wins NBA's Most Improved Player award. Warriors' Draymond Green finishes second while Utah's Rudy Gobert finishes third.
NBA MIP voting: 1. Butler, CHI 2. Green, GSW 3. Gobert, UTA 4. Whiteside, MIA 5. Thompson, GSW 6. Davis, NOP 7. Antetokounmpo, MIL