Dennis Lindsey Rumors

Dennis Lindsey said in early July that the Jazz’s new floor general compares favorably to Jason Kidd. For his part, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Rubio shied away from that comparison Wednesday but appreciates Lindsey’s belief in him. “Having the GM talk that good about me, it’s great,” he said. “The confidence that they showed in me from the beginning, it’s awesome, and now I have to answer that confidence with good games. I have confidence in me, and I’ve worked hard this summer. I think I can bring a lot to that team.”
The circumstance is different with the Utah Jazz, and general manager Dennis Lindsey isn’t going to predict a championship. But he drew a broad parallel when building the Jazz after Gordon Hayward bolted for Boston. The Mavericks tailored their roster around Nowitzki’s talents, stocking the team with shooters and a rim-running big man in Tyson Chandler. “We feel like we can build defensively around Rudy Gobert,” Lindsey told The Tribune. “We look at him, and he’s a top 10 player and unique defender. So we wanted to build a team around his talents.”
While Utah won’t be able to pair one of the NBA’s leading assist men with one of the NBA’s most efficient wing scorers like it once envisioned, general manager Dennis Lindsey sounded plenty excited — and not just about Rubio’s passing. The 6-foot-4 Spaniard, he said, is critical to keep up Utah’s defensive integrity. “We felt like the year before last, Ricky had the best defensive year of any point guard in the league,” he said. “This year it was around 5th, 6th, 7th. As you guys know, Quin [Snyder] trains and builds great habits. Ricky’s a big kid. And so again, it’s not just the pure point aspect that he’s going to add to the group.”