|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 27th overall by Denver.|
|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Denver to Utah in exchange for the draft rights to Erick Green (#46) and cash.|
|3rd July, 2013||NBA||Signed four year, $5,503,368 rookie scale contract with Utah. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.|
|14th December, 2013||D-League||Assigned by Utah to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|21st December, 2013||D-League||Recalled by Utah from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|4th January, 2014||D-League||Assigned by Utah to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|13th January, 2014||D-League||Recalled by Utah from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.|
|25th October, 2014||NBA||Utah exercised 2015/16 team option.|
|16th October, 2015||NBA||Utah exercised 2016/17 team option.|
|31st October, 2016||NBA||Signed a four year, $94 million extension with Utah.|
|2009 - June 2013||Cholet (France)|
|June 2013 - present||Utah Jazz (NBA)|
December 5, 2017
Returning from injury, Gobert played only 21 minutes in his first game back, but see earlier comments about the one-sidedness of that game for important context on that. He nonetheless looked sharp, recording 27.5 fantasy points in a lot less time than he usually plays. Gobert at his peak is an automatic double-double (logging 8 in the 12 games he played before injury) with plenty of high-value defensive stats to go with it. His opportunistic vertical-spacing offensive game needs only alert guard play to be effective, and the rebounds are always there.
June 29, 2017
C, 7’1, 245lbs, 25 years old, 4 years of experience
Didn’t win the Defensive Player of the Year award. Should have done. Gobert is a ridiculous defensive centre, able to cover ground on all areas of the court with his length and footwork better than…well, possibly anyone before him. The .682% true shooting percentage and 21.8% rebounding percentage don’t go amiss, either.
Player Plan: Begins his $94 million extension this summer. Best centre in the game, and he won’t even be getting the max. Tremendous.
December 23, 2013
Utah - Rudy Gobert: Also recalled this week, Gobert's DLeague career is off to a great start. Averaging 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4.3 blocks per game, Gobert simply is not raw as advertised. Notwithstanding his slightly awkward start to his NBA career, Gobert is showing in the DLeague that such a combination of size, agility and touch rarely fails he still needs to get tougher, work on his positioning, cut down on his clumsiness and further hone his skills, but Gobert can play.
July 8, 2013
Much is made of Gobert's physical profile, as well it should be, because it's immense. Standing 7'2 with a 7'8 wingspan and a 9'7 standing reach, Gobert can almost dunk without jumping, and could indeed jump without dunking if the basket support was broken and sagged slightly to a height of about 9'5. Compare this to, say, Malik Allen, who has a standing reach of only 9'1, and it's readily apparent and indisputably true that Gobert is taller than Malik Allen. So, there's that. Of course, he is also too thin and frail, and seems as though he always will be. And skill wise, he's mostly limited to catching, finishing, and getting in the way (which is both a skill and a curse). Nevertheless, those things all translate. The upside might be that of Andris Biedrins. Or Alexis Ajinca. We'll know in three years.