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Rudy Gobert, The Sixth Man: The Downbeat #1540

Phil Jackson wants a 4 point line. Rudy Gobert is a sixth man of the year candidate?

Rudy Gobert, a future sixth man candidate.
Rudy Gobert, a future sixth man candidate.
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Phil Jackson, in addition to the copious amounts of Championship rings he has in his possession, says he's in favor of a four point line.  BRING ME YOUR 4 POINTERS AND YOUR STEPH CURRY.

Outside of talking about the Knicks organization-and more specifically, the triangle offense and the role it's going to play in the success of the Knicks-Jackson also told the New York Times that he would actually be in favor of the idea of the NBA experimenting with a four-point line sometime in the near future. He's not a huge fan of the way that some NBA teams and players rely on the three-point shot right now, but he thinks it'd be a good idea if the league added a four-point line a few feet behind where the three-point line is at.


Personally, I don't think the NBa needs to add a 4 point line.  The league is starting to take off and the 4-point line would be a gimmick.  Not to mention, Steph Curry and Kyle Korver would be DA GAWDS.  Seriously.

Dante Exum is just trying to class up the joint.  About time someone brought some style into that locker room.

But to be fair, Dante, a future dad can't be blowing all his money on Gucci.

*Looks at Favors' salary*

Nevermind, he can.

The Utah Jazz might actually have a player who could win an award at the end of the season.  AN AWARD!!!!!

Meanwhile, a surprise name has moved atop the leaderboard for individual bench WARP, a spot held by Wright the previous time we checked in: Utah's Rudy Gobert. The Jazz have posted the best bench defensive rating in the league, and Gobert has been a big part of that, at least when he's not in the Utah starting lineup.

According to, the Jazz have been a whopping 8.5 points per 100 possessions better on defense with Gobert on the floor. He's the Hassan Whiteside of the West. Toronto's Louis Williams and Patrick Patterson are second and third, respectively, in bench WARP, and Phoenix's Isaiah Thomas is fourth. Right now, you'd have to say Williams and Thomas are the likely favorites for the Sixth Man award. But don't sleep on Rudy...

via Bradford Doolittle,

Make us proud, Rudy, because we haven't had much to be proud of the last few years.

The Jazz recently parted ways with Elliot Williams after he spent two stints with the Jazz.  It looks like another NBA team might have their eyes on him.  Congrats, Elliot.  We're proud of you.

During the Golden State game, Dante Exum got popped pretty good by Draymond Green.  It appears the consequences of such a hit from Green involve this: