The Utah Jazz entered the 2018-19 season riding a wave of positive momentum. On the heels of Donovan Mitchell bursting onto the NBA scene as a rookie and establishing himself as a worthy co-star to…
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.
Source: NBA on Twitter
May 17, 2019, 8:58 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and Paul George have been named the finalists for NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
One could make a convincing argument for all three so it’s hard to call. That being said, this seems like Giannis’ year and we could see him racking up a few awards this season.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 10:48 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert missed on a double-double in Wednesday's 93-100 loss to the Rockets, finishing with nine points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Gobert was limited to just 11.2 points in the five-game series. Though he was able to stay on the floor unlike years past, his lack of offensive production highlighted Utah's dearth of players, not named Donovan Mitchell, who are unable to get their own shot.
April 23, 2019, 1:29 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert logged 24 foul-plagued minutes in Monday's Game 4 and scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks.
Gobert was a net-positive whenever he was on the floor tonight and he's getting better at keeping up with Houston's guards on the perimeter. He's blocked several of James Harden's floaters over the past two games and has dominated the paint when he plays, but was limited due to fouls tonight. Derrick Favors (24 minutes, 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block) more than carried his weight tonight as he kept the Rockets at bay with his suffocating defense inside the paint in the final period of action.
April 21, 2019, 1:55 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert took a back seat on offense but still had his fingerprints all over Saturday's game, scoring 10 points with eight rebounds and a whopping seven blocks.
Gobert was Utah's leading scorer heading into this game, which helps explain why they dropped the first two contests, but it was great to see him dominate the defensive side of the ball after blocking just one shot up til tonight. Utah wasted a masterful defensive effort from their anchor, and things might've turned on a questionable foul call late that saw James Harden head to the line despite Gobert taking and arm to the face. The Stifle Tower has been Utah's best player this series by a country mile, though that's not much consolation with the Jazz facing a 0-3 deficit.
April 18, 2019, 12:56 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert did not have a great showing in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets as he managed just 11 points and 12 rebounds on 3-of-6 shooting.
He made five of his seven attempts from the stripe and added one assist and two steals to the stat sheet. He did not record a block in this one which is rare to see from Gobert as he averaged 2.3 blocks per game on the season. Clint Capela has been defending Gobert well, which is making things a lot tougher on the Jazz to score and rebound the ball. Gobert will look to bounce back as the Jazz head home for Game 3.
April 15, 2019, 12:31 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert led the Jazz in scoring in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Rockets as he had 22 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-10 shooting.
He played 34 minutes and made all six of his attempts from the stripe. Gobert is the most reliable player on the Jazz, so expect much of the same from him throughout the entirety of the series.
April 11, 2019, 3:01 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert sat on the sidelines in Wednesday's season finale with a sore left ankle, but still managed to finish the season as a top-20 8/9-cat asset in fantasy on per-game value.
This was the only game he's missed all season, assuaging any fears people may have had about his durability after a 56-game 2017-18 campaign. Gobert delivered pretty much as advertised with averages of 15.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game on .669 shooting. This solid 2018-19 season renews the "Gobert or go home!" draft slogan in the second round of standard-league drafts for 2019-20 for sure.
April 10, 2019, 3:54 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert (left ankle soreness) will not take the court in Wednesday's game against the Clippers.
With the Jazz playing for nothing in this final game of the season and the Clippers hoping to move up to a higher seed, it looks likely that the Jazz will take the loss tonight as they will be without four starting lineup players. Gobert has a good chance at getting the DPOY but will not further his case tonight as we may see Ekpe Udoh start while Georges Niang could play upwards of 30 minutes.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 11:47 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert was a Titan in the paint for the Jazz on Tuesday, dominating the interior with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks on the night.
Gobert has been good to his owners this season, missing just one game. He's been delivering as advertised with season averages of 15.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, allowing him to finish inside of the top-20 in 9-cat per-game rankings.
April 8, 2019, 1:39 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 36 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Lakers.
Gobert, Joe Ingles (12 points, four boards, eight assists, three treys, one steal) and Donovan Mitchell (19 points, five assists, two steals, two threes, 5-of-17 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs) are all at risk of sitting with the Jazz very likely to get the No. 5 seed. They tend to play things straight up there, though, so giving them one or even a short game in the finale wouldn't shock us.
April 6, 2019, 12:00 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting (5-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in Friday's 119-98 laugher win over the Kings on Friday.
Gobert and all the Jazz key players should be considered rest candidates if the Jazz get on an island in the seeding chase. The big man has brought back second round numbers all season long.
April 2, 2019, 12:03 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert had a symmetrical double-double in Monday's 111-102 win over the Hornets with 18 points and 18 rebounds to go with an assist and three blocks.
Gobert went 8-for-10 from the floor, but 2-for-7 at the line which was his only blemish tonight. He handled his business against a weak Hornets frontcourt and he's finishing the season with his foot on the gas.
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