July 10, 2016, 6:26 pm
Venerable beat writer Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reported on Sunday that Rudy Gobert will decide whether or not he’s playing in the Olympics for the French Team in the next couple of days.
Gobert’s lift and explosion was absent from his game after returning from a pretty serious knee injury last year, and he also came into last season a bit too muscular and that might have hurt his athleticism. Gobert is a gamer though and he wants to play, but the Jazz and his fantasy owners want him to get his body tuned up for a long season. If Gobert wants to play, our guess is that he’s going to find a way to make it happen.
Asked Rudy Gobert if his French teammates have pressured him to play in the Olympics. "They know I want to play." https://t.co/LsesXQ9OTH
— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) July 11, 2016