The Jazz overcame their slow start, but a playoff misstep revealed how much work there is left to do
October 14, 2019, 11:43 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting with six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in Monday's 115-128 loss to the Kings.
Gobert remains doing Gobert things and the only real worry for fantasy owners is seeing the blocks decline. There are plenty of promising young bigs headed into the next season which means Gobert's value is a bit less than it once was.
October 11, 2019, 11:23 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 15 points (5-for-5 shooting) with three rebounds and two blocks as the Jazz fell to the Pelicans on Friday.
Gobert also went 5-for-7 from the free-throw line in this one as he eases himself into action following a summer at the FIBA World Cup. Gobert's already fantastic efficiency could see a slight uptick this season with the addition of playmakers like Mike Conley who had 13 points and seven assists on Friday.
October 9, 2019, 11:25 pmTony BradleyC, Utah Jazz
With Rudy Gobert missing Wednesday's game for rest, Tony Bradley put up a good effort off the bench with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting along with 10 rebounds.
Bradley failed to block a shot in his 22 minutes on the floor, but the dub-dub was a welcome sight to behold coming from the second-year player. He's more of a dynasty stash while Gobert is healthy. That said, he did show up Ed Davis, who started and chipped in just two points and seven boards in 14 minutes on the night.
October 9, 2019, 7:43 pmEd DavisPF, Utah Jazz
This looks to be nothing more than a routine preseason rest day for Gobert on Wednesday night but it does indicate Davis is the first big off the bench for Utah.
Davis can provide some value as a rebound streamer during the season, but in general won't factor into season lineups unless Gobert gets hurt.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 1:22 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert will be rested as the Jazz face the Bucks on Wednesday.
Joe Ingles will also rest. Both Gobert and Ingles played in the FIBA World Cup, so there is no reason to overwork them.
Source: Utah Jazz on Twitter
September 15, 2019, 9:07 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert was very quiet in France's 67-59 win over Australia totaling just two points, four rebounds, three turnovers and four personal fouls in just over 19 minutes of action.
Gobert's production in FIBA faded after his commanding performance against Team USA, but thanks in part to the depth France rolled out, he didn't need to be dominant for them to secure their bronze medal. Evan Fournier led the way for France in this one, scoring 16 points while chipping in two 3-pointers and five rebounds.
September 13, 2019, 12:51 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert was invisible in France's loss to Argentina in the semifinals of the FIBA World Cup, scoring just three points and pulling down 11 rebounds in 29 minutes.
This just wasn't enough from Gobert, who couldn't impose his will against a weaker Argentina squad on paper. Joining him in the "forgot there was a game" club was Nicolas Batum, who consistently finds a way to do nothing in heavy minutes. Batum's line in this one was a paltry three points (1-of-6 shooting), five boards, one assist and a block.
September 11, 2019, 8:58 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 21 points and added 16 rebounds and three blocks, as France beat Team USA 89-79 and advanced to the World Cup Semifinals.
Myles Turner and Brook Lopez had no answers for the French center who played 34 minutes and anchored their defense while doing damage on the other side of the floor as well. Team USA struggled overall and Pop opted to play small-ball but that wasn’t enough as well. France will now face Argentina on Friday while US will return home with empty hands.
September 5, 2019, 1:31 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 13 points and added eight rebounds on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field in Thursday's 90-56 beatdown of the Dominican Republic.
Gobert and France again made quick work of their inferior opponents tonight. Evan Fournier pitched in with 10 points and five assists, while Nando De Colo led the team with 15 points. Lithuania is up next on Saturday.
September 3, 2019, 12:26 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert led France to a 39-point win against Jordan with 16 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in only 22 minutes of action.
The reigning two-time NBA Defensive Player of The Year made it look easy against inferior opponents. Gobert is looking to lead France to a win this summer and they are one of the few teams with a realistic shot at taking home the crown.
September 1, 2019, 11:14 amEvan FournierSF, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier continued to score in bunches in the FIBA World Cup, putting up 26 points, on 8-of-16 shooting, and 10 rebounds in France's 78-74 win over Team Germany.
Fournier has been France's go-to scorer thus far and it's paid off for one of the more formiddable squads in FIBA. Fantasy owners should hope that this summer tune-up helps Fournier bounce back from what was a relatively underwhelming 2018-2019 season. Teammate Rudy Gobert was also effective, adding nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
August 17, 2019, 9:16 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 14 points along with nine rebounds, two assists and a block in France's 86-72 win vs. Brazil in the World Cup exhibition games.
Gobert led the team in scoring across 22 minutes of playing time. With the new additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic on the Jazz, Gobert may take a slight hit in scoring however you can still expect excellent field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks. Evan Fournier chipped in 13 points with five rebounds, three assists and a steal for France. Brazil's Bruno Cabloclo scored nine points, seven rebounds and a steal.
June 24, 2019, 10:57 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert has won the 2018-2018 Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Gobert helped anchor one of the best defenses in the league and this makes it the second consecutive year he's taken home the award. The Jazz are always steady due to his efforts on that end of the floor and the team's identity starts with him.
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