HoopsHype Rudy Gobert rumors


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Wonderfully nicknamed “The Stifle Tower,” the second-year center has emerged as one of the league’s most intimidating leviathans. Despite his previous role as a reserve, Gobert’s numbers for the season are astounding: He leads the NBA in block percentage and rim protection (opposing field goal percentage at the hoop), and is fourth in rebound percentage, eighth in offensive rating, and third in defensive rating. Since the All-Star break, he’s averaged 10.3 points and 14.9 rebounds a game. “He’s a freak of a human being,” Hayward said. “He’s pretty coordinated, and he’s got great defensive instincts. He wants to be a better player, and you can’t teach that.” Grantland

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Gobert shares the same agent as Labeyrie, and the two played together on the French 20-and-under national team. “He wants to play in the NBA and I know he can, I don’t know if it can be next season, but maybe, yeah,’’ the rookie Gobert said. “I haven’t talked to him about it yet. He’s more of a power forward than center, though. He’s not a center. “He’s athletic and can drive and can shoot. I think he’d like to be in New York. I was happy for him.’’ New York Post

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The center position is a little muddy Thursday, with a lot of inconsistency. Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert ($6,800 salary; 13.6% of your cap) looks to be the best option. He is averaging 15 boards and more than two blocks per game over the last six. The risky part is that he's only averaging 10 points in that stretch. The New York Knicks' Andrea Bargnani ($4,500; 9.0%), the Milwaukee Bucks' Zaza Pachulia ($3,000; 6.0%), and the Cleveland Cavaliers' Timofey Mozgov ($4,800; 9.6%) are all at midrange prices with decent matchups, but their production hasn't been good enough to strongly consider HoopsHype

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Gobert and Noel each got slapped with a technical foul late in the fourth quarter for a brief, less-than-cordial interaction under the basket. The double techs were doled out after Noel swung on the rim a bit and Gobert swiped his arm at him after the play. Spur of the moment reaction? Or was that act of frustration building up throughout a physical game against a potential rival player? “He was talking too much, that’s why,” Gobert said when asked about the technical. “I just got mad and I shouldn’t react. I shouldn’t react.” Deseret News

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With his career-high 24 rebounds in a 93-82 win over the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum, the second-year center became just the fourth Jazz player in the Utah era to snare that many boards. "Some days you feel like it's very hard to get a couple rebounds," Gobert said. “And some days it feels like it just comes to me.” Deseret News

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Ariana Grande was objectively terrible at the halftime show of the NBA All-Star game. She got bailed out by Nicki Minaj, who saved the show from being a complete disaster. Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert had some strong words about the whole thing (then later deleted the tweet): Rudy Gobert: No Ariana don't go ass to ass with Nicki you got no chance lol SB Nation

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Based on this data, it appears as though Rudy Gobert and Andrew Bogut both have a good case to be selected as the defensive specialist for the Western Conference All-Star team this season. Gobert has the highest block percentage, holds opponents to the lowest field goal percentage at the rim and helps Utah’s defensive rating by a healthy 6.9 points while on the court. Bogut’s numbers are similarly good, but behind Gobert’s in most relevant categories. Basketball Insiders

Marc Stein: Had chance to ask @Rudy Gobert postgame on @espnradio which nickname he prefers. Says he likes 'em both: Stifle Tower AND French Rejection Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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Center Rudy Gobert hadn’t talked to Kanter about his decision to seek a trade, but he knew his Turkish teammate had complaints about his role and playing time. “I knew he was frustrated about playing time,” said Gobert, who’s had his own issues about the minutes he’s been given early in his career. “But we didn’t really talk about it.” Deseret News

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Alex Kennedy: Rudy Gobert leads NBA in blocks since Jan. 1 with 4.7 per game. He ranks fifth overall this season (2.2) while playing 20.7 minutes a game. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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There was a point in Tuesday’s game at New Orleans when Rudy Gobert and Enes Kanter were yapping at each other while walking off the court for a timeout. Quin Snyder met them at midcourt and had a quick chat, while team captain Gordon Hayward huddled with his two teammates from behind. The Jazz coach wasn’t trying to put out a team fire. Deseret News

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