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Rudy Gobert • #27 • C
17.3 ppg, 56.7 FG% in last 3 gp
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:7'1", 245 lbs.
Born:Jun 26, 1992 (28 yrs) in Saint-Quentin, FRA
From:French League
Experience:6 years
Drafted:Drafted by Denver in 2013 (1/27).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Denver in 2013.
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Scouting Report
Assets: Towering and dominant as a rim protector. Can put up prodigious shot-blocking and rebounding numbers. Boasts a truly rare wingspan and reach (even for a true 7-footer) yet is highly nimble and quick for his size. Has nice hands around the hoop offensively too, with some solid go-to moves. Hits for a high field goal percentage. A team leader.
Flaws: Still streaky for stretches, in part because he doesn't have great bulk on his frame and takes a lot of pounding in the paint. Offensively he doesn't draw defenders away from the basket with his jumper, and he isn't much of a passer nor free-throw shooter (yet).
Career Potential: Uniquely dominant defensive anchor in the post.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2018-19, 2017-18
NBA All-NBA Second Team 2016-17
NBA All-NBA Third Team 2018-19
NBA All-Defensive First Team 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17
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